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Sixty percent of adults over 45 who have incomes of less than $25,000 each year are finding it more difficult to pay for living and health expenses once they retire, according to the AARP Closer Look June 2010 survey.
Due to the recent recession, many of these adults have been forced to cut back on things like oral health. The survey reports that almost 40 percent of these individuals have cancelled or re-scheduled dental treatments within the last six months.
The number of appointments that were postponed by individuals of the same age who made more than $25,000 annually was nearly 20 percent. Jo Ann Jenkins, president of the AARP foundation says that millions are putting their health on the back-burner and "it's a devastating choice that no one should have to make."
Having good dental hygiene is important because, according to the CDC, poor dental health can lead to problems such as tooth decay or gum disease.
Individuals who find it hard to pay for dental care can find low-cost affordable plans is through discounted dental plans.
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