(Mirror Daily, United States) – A beautiful smile is easily formed in our early years. And a beautiful and confident smile always relies on straight, healthy teeth. But dental care is not often included in insurance plans, so there are a lot of families that cannot afford to pay for a visit at the dentist’s office. Luckily, children benefit from free dental care from the University of Minnesota.
A cavity usually causes a lot of damage to the tooth, but also the pocket of the affected person. Dental services are among the most expensive medical services in the United States in the present moment. That is why a great majority of the population suffer from dental-related health problems.
A crooked tooth or a small cavity, or even an overbite are ignored by a lot of parents, almost all which do not benefit from a dental plan from their workplace. While the overbite or a tooth that didn’t grow quite straight are nothing to worry about, a small cavity can transform into a larger one and could lead to actual and serious health problems.
Because of reasons like these now children benefit from free dental care from the University of Minnesota. A toothache will not be ignored until it becomes unbearable, no more. The cavity will be treated at the first sign of tooth distress and children will be able to eat candy without shrieking from the pain of a rogue cavity-affected tooth.
Children benefit from free dental care from the University of Minnesota as part of a program called “Give Kids a Smile”. On Saturday, thousands of medical students and doctors are going to wait for the dentally-affected children in order to give them a proper smile.
Because the University of Minnesota is among the largest medical university in the state, the facility will accommodate children with a wide array of dental problems. The doctors will be able to perform more than routine check-ups, they will make extractions, scale removing, fillings, cleanings and X-rays.
According to one of the volunteers in the project, Kimberly Rostvold, the matter of children dental hygiene is more than often overlooked by parents. She says that the little ones must be taken to a dentist for a regular check-up at least once a year.
Children often have a sweet tooth and the candy that treat it leads to small cavities. Also, the idea of going to the dentist frightens the little ones so they hide their pain so as to avoid the dreadful visit.
Since the start of the program, more than 65,000 people received free dental care.
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