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Going without dental care can damage the self-esteem
Updated: 1/30/2012 7:00:09 PM

Going without dental care can damage the self-esteem  

Dental care is something that everyone should have access to, but unfortunately not everyone does. According to a 2010 Reuters estimate, 45 million Americans don't have dental insurance, limiting their ability to get the oral care they need. While some people may think that this isn't a big deal, the way a person feels about their teeth can impact their entire life.

Aside from the fact that ignoring dental care can damage an individual's overall health, it can also impact a person's self-esteem. Recently, The Ledger ran an article by a woman who was having difficulty finding dental treatment, and said that it was negatively affecting how she felt about herself - and how other people saw her.

"I could get a job and work and socialize, etc., if it were not for my bad dental problems. I look like a normal person and get a nice response, but as soon as I open my mouth the assessment of me, as a person, goes down 100 percent," said Joy Bates, quoted by the news source.

No one should have to go without oral care. Luckily, there are many discount dental plans available that can help individuals gain access to the care they need at a cost they can afford. 

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

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