The Gap In The Dental Industry

Written by Metro Dental. Posted in Dental crowns, Dental issues, Visit your dentist

Why Is Dental Care Important?

Dentistry is a relevant field; the caring for our teeth and gums is imperative to living healthy. However, caring for teeth can be difficult for most in the U.S, not to mention expensive because there is a lack of affordable healthcare—many people are without adequate for care for their teeth. There is an apparent dental care crisis in the U.S, in 2012 it was reported that more than 100 million Americans didn’t go the dentist because they can’t afford it, and the number has only tripled according to recent reports. The average wait time for a regularly scheduled dentist appointment is approximately 3 years. The wealth gap has grown even more substantial, meaning more Americans are uninsured than ever before, and many lower-income Americans rely on voluntary pop-up clients that offer free teeth cleanings and whitening in attempts to help the country’s massive dental crisis. However, it’s imperative our country does more for those w