92% of Health Wagon patients are unable to meet even basic needs. With many working two jobs and without health insurance, seeing a dentist is a luxury.
Studies show that people with decaying teeth have a harder time finding a job, getting promotions, and even receive lower salaries, making it even more difficult to provide for their families.
But access to dental care is about more than just a pretty smile.
Tooth and gum disease can lead to other life-threatening health problems:
- Pregnancy Complications
- Diabetes Complications
- Heart Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- …and even Cancer
In a region where overall health is significantly lower than the national average, families have less access to health care facilities and low rates of insurance, it's never been more imperative to make sure they have access to dental care.
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