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Why Americans Aren’t Going To The Dentist

Not Going to DentistMillions of people do not get the dental care they need according to a 2011 report from  the Institute of Medicine.  Even though dental care is important to ensure a persons overall health, there are many reasons why many people are skipping their regular visits to the dentist.

More than one-third of Americans in 2016 are facing  serious challenges in accessing dental care for reasons of lack of insurance, prohibitive cost, too few providers, mobility and transportation problems.  Unfortunately, regardless of the reasons, having prohibited access to dental care is a problem that needs to be solved.  We already know that your dental care is as important as seeing your medical doctor.  It doesn’t make sense in 2016 to see people dying from a tooth infection.

Over the past few years, there has been a number of cases of dental deaths in the news of people who have died from what started as a simple tooth infection. Most cases were do to prohibited cost or lack of insurance.

31 year old man dies from tooth infection.

24 year old father dies from tooth infection

12 year old Maryland boy dies from tooth infection

The office of David M. Glasscock believes that dental care needs to be accessible for all people. Our practice provides payment plan options to make your dental care treatments affordable.  By establishing regular dental visits and cleanings, you are less likely to need major restorative services in the future.

Give our office a call to find out how we can help you!

Phone: 704-510-1150

smile@glasscockdental.com

8430 Univ. Exec. Park Drive Suite 610, Charlotte, NC 28262

 

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Layaway at the Dentist?

layaway at the dentist

Why going to the dentist is important

With the advancement of modern medicine, it has been proven that your dental health affects your physical health.  With that being said, a regular visit to your dentist is needed to ensure you remain in the best physical health.

Dental Care- The neglected part of health care.

People tend to neglect their dental needs.  Many people believe that their dental health is optional but in truth it is not.  Tooth decay is the single most common and preventable disease afflicting most Americans. Having a tooth ache or cavity is as common as the common cold.  Left untreated, your dental problems will become more extensive as well as more expensive to correct.

Age Group Average Number of Decayed Missing or Filled Teeth Per Person Percent of Decayed Missing or Filled Teeth Per 100 teeth est Percent of Age Group Affected by Tooth Decay
2-5 1.01 5.05% 27.90%
6-11 0.42 1.75% 49%
12’15 1.75 6.25% 49.60%
16’19 3.25 11.60% 67.90%
20-39 7.07 25.25% 86.70%
40-59 12.85 45.89% 95.10%
60+ 17.46 62.36% 93.10%

What is Dental Layaway?

Just like healthcare, dental care can be intrusively expensive for families.   The office of David M. Glasscock DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry has a solution!  We provide pre-payment options or Dental Layaway. We can set up an account for you to use when ever needed.  Almost like a prepaid credit card.  Regardless if you add $20 per month or $10 per week, dental layaway is the solution to the unexpected dental expenses that seem to pop up now and then.  For more information call the office of David M. Glasscock . Ph#  704-510-1150