Sunday, March 31, 2013

Restoring Preventive Dental Care For Poor Could Save Public Money - Not To Mention Individuals

I found this article on the NewsTribune website

Nice article. However, it is rather lengthy.  Let me break it down to the simple facts.

 Basically, they figured out that medicaid cuts are allowing people only one alternative, an emergency room visit or office visit that will allow only for a pulled tooth.

But pulled teeth are quite expensive and so are their replacements.  "They" have realized that prevention is more cost effective than having someone wait to have a tooth pulled.  A cheaper procedure earlier or prevention would do the job just fine!  Thank you.

This is the problem today.  Prevention does pay.  It pays for the government to support as we see in this article.  But more importantly, it pays individuals - no matter what socioeconomic class they may be in.

You see, lost teeth are expensive, no matter how you look at.  Something has to be placed in that lost space.  Either a partial / full denture or a costly implant for those who have the money.   But problems don't always stop there!

Loss of another tooth means modification to a denture or a new implant.   Gum disease is a big reason people lose their teeth.

Prevention pays.  I'll say it again.  This is the biggest message this website can give you.  Please help to spread the word.


Do not overlook / forget about prevention as well.  Many expensive dental procedures could be avoided in the first place, if patient's were more educated about prevention.   My favorite.  


PS:  Get your free guides on fighting gum disease and stopping bad breath  

PPS: prevention can also help a lot in reducing an individual's or family's health care costs.  My favorite prevention tool.  

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