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The Need for Dental Insurance

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Do you ever think that just a toothache could kill you? That was the case for the twelve year old boy named Deamonte Driver from Maryland. (Otto par.1) It was a $80 dollar extraction that could have saved this young child’s life. (Otto par.2) If his mother and him had dental insurance that procedure would have been taking care of with little to no cost. (Otto par.3) If mother had not been focused on getting a dentist for his brother who had six rotten teeth. (Otto par.6) Also she didn’t want to pay for what she thought was a needless procedure. Deamonte’s death and ultimate cost of his care, which could have totaled more than $250,000. (Otto par.8) The mother obviously did not know how important teeth are to people’s overall health. In America about 108 million people lack dental insurance as of only about 44 million people having dental insurance. (Otto par.4) When there are many dental insurance plans the are low in cost, yet effective and imperative to all. ( Klapp par.2) People need to have dental insurance due to how it effects overall health, and there are many different types of dental insurance that are low in cost.
Since everyone wants good teeth to be able to eat and speak, dental insurance is as crucial as life insurance coverage plans as well as house insurance and car insurance. (Klapp par.1) While in 22 states they have no need for coverage and in six states only have emergency coverage and another 16 states does not cover preventative services on teeth. (Wallace par.1) insurance companies have jumped on having dental insurance due to them realizing that it is need by individuals who are not covered by their job or company. ( “Vital” par.6) when you are covered you have many benefits such as free procedures. To m...

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...hem because it can effect the child’s future in oral health. ( Kaylor par.3) Another preventive way to help children build stronger teeth is water fluoridation prevents 2/3rd of children from them not getting cavities. (Evans par. 6) Fluoridation benefits children and let alone fifty percent of the dental bills were cut in price. (Evans par.6) The future is looking bright for the children getting better dental and oral health services. Approximately 8.7 million children are expected to gain some form of dental benefits by 2018. (Evans par.8) Regular preventive dental care, such as cleaning and regularly brushing and flossing, improve the overall health and brightens up your life. (Wallace par.1) Keeping up on the regular cleaning at the dental office, which is once every six months, helps out tremendously but some people need more then twice a year. (Payne par.5)
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