Today, I came across this news article from CNN.com that restated something most dentists are already aware of. Most American’s do not have easy access to dental care either through geography or financially.
Dr. Charles Norman authored this in depth and well written article about the epidemic of dental emergencies that are adding unnecesary work loads to our already over-worked ERs. With our governments concerns about the cost and access of medical care to our citizens, the role of dental health has been overlooked by our representatives. Dr. Norman makes a very important point that unlike medicine, dental health problems are easily preventable with easy access to preventative care and instructions. My team here at Avalon Dental in Sugar Land, TX, take great pride in emphasizing the importance of prevention through in depth oral hygiene instruction and careful regular screenings.