Lack of Dental Care

Lack of dental care leaves the poor in agony! All people regardless of financial status should have full access to basic dental health care. Far to often, dental care is overlook by many. It's not a problem untl it becomes painful and/or noticable for whatever reason.

Government officials in the US need to recognize dental care is a major concern for all classes. I hope their listening:) Click here to read a good/informative blog from Dr. Heather Olson regarding her thoughts on dental care for the poor.

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DATE: 4/13/2018 11:09:03 AM ... SCREEN NAME:
I'm disabled and on a fixed income that is WAY below the poverty level. I'm in desperate need of dental care and can't afford to have it done. Why? I just want to be able to actually eat.. Chew my food, and carry a conversation without my dentures falling out. I've been in 2 major car accidents, not expected to live through the second one. And in the past 2 years I've had 4 major surgeries, one of which was a tumor growing to my brain. The last was spine surgery and for 9 months now I have been in chronic pain literally 24/ 7. 3 months ago I found a chronic pain specialist and am now on medication, which isn't much better than the pain,because I'm sick to my stomach from it.. I've had dentures since I was about 27 years old, due to my 1st car accident and breaking the posts of my porcelain veneers off inside my gums. My dentist never mentioned implants.. So I had 15 teeth plus the posts that broke pulled, all at the same time and with nothing but novacain. That alone was traumatic enough, and I have had nothing but trouble and gone through heck since. No bone left in my gums. Teeth don't stay in even with adhesive. I have to line the top dentures with cotton so they fit better and to lessen the pain. They slice my gums like someone slicing roast beef. I have to take my bottom denture out to eat and then I can't chew. I'm not exaggerating when I say that every time I eat I choke on something because I can't chew. My confidence and self esteem have gone down hill. It's caused me to be depressed because it's changed the way I look. It shouldn't be impossible to have good dental care. I was quoted by one dentist 60,000 dollars! And that wasn't even including bone grafting. Every dentist I've talked to wants at least 2 or 3,000 dollars up front. I just barely get that a year from disability. I didn't ask to be in the situation I'm in or go through all that I have. I used to work. And hard.. I was a good, hard working, tax paying woman. It's so DEpressing.. DEhumanizing and DEmoralizing. That's not the way it's supposed to be. I'm not looking for a handout. Just some respect as a human being and possibly some help to get something done that should be available to every man woman and child without having to beg. I do want to thank you.. And any and everyone who cares and is helping in whatever way they can. Even if it is just trying to shed some light on such a crisis. Blessings multiplied to all!!
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DATE: 12/18/2017 11:41:17 AM ... SCREEN NAME: gnsgrl69@gmail.com
I'm disabled with a fixed income and cannot afford to have my teeth treated and going to lose two very soon without getting help from some place! I have four doctors I have to see regularly and it's all I can do to pay for my treatments and surgeries, and going to have to have a sixth
Spine surgery within next month or two due to degenerative disease. Can anyone help me or tell me who can??
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DATE: 3/18/2017 1:11:23 PM ... SCREEN NAME: Sonequie Thomas
I SERIOUSLY NEED DENTURES, THE FEW TEETH I HAS ARE YELLOW LOOKS BAD. I WORK A LOW WAGE JOB AND I CAN'T AFFORD DENTAL INSURANCE. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME. THANK YOU.
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DATE: 10/10/2015 12:37:50 PM ... SCREEN NAME: Rosa
Hi there Cambridge Dental and all clients! I just want to thank you so much for the Laser Whitening gift cecitftraie you donated for the KTRA Benefit. I just want you to know how greatly I appreciate this wonderful gift! You guys are truly the best around! I am so looking forward to having my teeth transformed and it's all because of you guys! I will post before and after pics as soon as possible. Thank you once again!!!!
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DATE: 9/19/2012 6:32:21 PM ... SCREEN NAME: PUMPKIN SMILE
WHY CANT THE DISABLED PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF GET DENTAL HELP TO MAKE LIFE A LITTLE LESS PAINFUL
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DATE: 9/19/2012 6:29:41 PM ... SCREEN NAME: PUMPKIN SMILE
BAD TEETH CAN CAUSE SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS SO WHY IS IT SO EXSPENSIVE SO KEEP YOU FROM GETTING VERY SICK
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DATE: 6/19/2012 10:47:41 PM ... SCREEN NAME: silent robin
if dental care is so important...why am I suffering from dental pains and anxiety because I can't afford dental if my life depended on it. Where are free dental clinics for those of us whose life do depend on an attractive smile to get anywhere in this world. Even a job that offers dental care.
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DATE: 5/4/2012 1:45:28 AM ... SCREEN NAME:
if dental care is so important , then why is it not covered on medicaid even
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DATE: 5/4/2012 1:42:08 AM ... SCREEN NAME: obeyone
if dental care is so important, then why is there no free dental clinics, there are so many people including myself that dont have access to care due to lack of money
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