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Report: College students often put off dentist visits
Updated: 4/12/2010 5:00:06 PM

Report: College students often put off dentist visits With the aftereffects of the economic recession still being felt around the country, many college students without dental insurance have chosen to postpone visiting the dentist in an effort to save money.

In fact, many dental professionals report that they rarely treat students who are not on their parent's dental insurance, a commonality that often leads to poor dental health and increased expenses down the road, according to the Valley Vanguard, the student newspaper for Saginaw Valley State University.

"I realize that college students are tight on funds," said Marie Yax, a registered dental hygienist at All Smiles Dental in Saginaw. "But often, if they would have come in earlier to prevent problems, they will save lots of money in the long run."

Dental professional Vickie Yahn added that it is especially crucial for college-aged adults to have regular checkups as they tend to be affected by a lack of sleep and increased stress - two behaviors that often lead to general gum infection and poor dental health.

Routine visits to the dentist can also help prevent avoidable dental health problems, such as tooth decay and cardiovascular disease, the American Dental Association reports.

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