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Clinic celebrates grand-opening to provide dental care for low-income families
Updated: 10/6/2010 3:00:21 PM

Clinic celebrates grand-opening to provide dental care for low-income families Many individuals who may have lost their jobs, or those who come from low-income families, could have no dental insurance. New facilities are continuing to be built in order to provide oral care for these individuals.

Texas Smiles recently hosted a grand opening event, which included free dental screenings, in order to celebrate the new clinic in San Antonio, Texas. The center is expected to treat thousands of children who come from low-income families, and are covered by Medicaid.

Yolanda Allen, lead dentist at Texas Smiles, explained that more than 200,000 children in the San Antonio area are eligible to receive oral care through Medicaid. However, less than 25 percent of dentists across the nation will accept this form of insurance. She said that as a result, low-income families and their kids suffer greatly, which can lead to poor dental health.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately two thirds of children who come from low-income families have tooth decay.

For those who lack insurance and are seeking affordable oral care, discount dental plans provides low-cost coverage.

For more information on discount dental plans call 1-888-632-5353.

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