Americans Brush Off Dental Care During Financial Hardship
Recent survey shows fewer Americans are turning to dentists when confronted with mouth pain.
According to a public opinion survey conducted by Oral Health America in relation to their autumn “Fall for Smiles” campaign, 73 per cent of Americans who don’t visit a dentist and would rather take pain killer to deal with toothache gave financial considerations as main reason for not turning to a dentist for mouth pain.
While oral health proponents recognise how some families need to cut back on expenses, the campaign aims to make people realise the importance of having a healthy mouth and even how it can affect a child’s performance in school.
Read more why oral health should not be given a brush-off even during hard times here: “Fewer Americans Turning to Dentist for Mouth Pain”- September 2012