Bad teeth could hurt job prospects
Updated: 12/28/2012 11:12:39 AM
Millions of Americans don't have dental insurance, and according to The Washington Post, the Affordable Care Act will only extend dental coverage to children. Many people may neglect aspects of their dental health, particularly cosmetic ones, if they do not have access to affordable dental care. However, this may hurt their chances of finding gainful employment.
For example, the Deseret News, a Utah news source, recently reported on a Salt Lake City counseling office that was trying to fill a position. They found one candidate who everyone loved and was well-qualified for the job, but ended up hiring someone else. When employees asked management why they did not hire the person who was well-liked, they said it was because she had discolored buck teeth.
"[Management] said it wasn't the image we wanted to project at our clinic," Miriam Brown, who works at the front desk of the office, told the Deseret News.
Clearly, having a bright smile is more important than some people may think, which is why it's important to gain access to affordable dental care to keep teeth healthy.
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