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No dental insurance? No problem. Visiting the dentist regularly is now easier than ever. We understand financial hardships, and that’s why we’ve made quality dental care affordable, accessible and reliable. When you sign up for the MFD Membership Club, you receive your needed treatments, exams and x-rays at a lower cost than some dental insurance plans – and at a lower cost than being without any sort of dental coverage.
Americans Without Dental Coverage
According to the CDC, 17.5% of children and 27.4% of adults have untreated dental issues, and lack dental insurance. What does that mean? It means that a large percentage of the US population is going without much needed dental care.
Why Visit the Dentist Regularly?
Have you ever wondered why the American Dental Association and your dentist recommend you come back every six months? It’s because regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. And in between those examinations, it’s important that you work to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. If you need additional help, your dentist may even suggest more frequent visits.
There are diseases associated with poor oral health, such as:
- Cardiovascular disease: In a nutshell, this means heart disease. The bacteria from inflammation of the gums and periodontal disease can enter your bloodstream and travel to the arteries in the heart and cause atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Atherosclerosis causes plaque to develop on the inner walls of arteries which thicken and this decreases or may block blood flow through the body. This can cause an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. The inner lining of the heart can also become infected and inflamed – a condition known as endocarditis.
- Dementia: The bacteria from gingivitis may enter the brain through either nerve channels in the head or through the bloodstream, that might even lead to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Respiratory infections: The Journal of Periodontology warns that gum disease could cause you to get infections in your lungs, including pneumonia. While the connection might not be completely obvious at first, think of what might happen from breathing in bacteria from infected teeth and gums over a long period of time.
- Diabetic complications: Inflammation of the gum tissue and periodontal disease can make it harder to control your blood sugar and make your diabetes symptoms worse. Diabetes sufferers are also more susceptible to periodontal disease, making proper dental care even more important for those with this disease. (Source: Colgate)
The Membership Club is designed to provide a less expensive, easier access alternative to dental care. You no longer have to put your dental health on the back burner. Our payment plans are affordable, so you won’t have sky-rocketing dental bills. Your dental health affects your overall wellbeing, so we want to give you the tools you need to ensure regular dental care is incorporated into your routine. Contact us today to become part of “the club”.