Compassion For Those Shamed and in Pain

QGAdmin Apr 17, 2024

More than half of the U.S. population is missing one or more teeth. In fact, over 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth! So why do we respond with ridicule and prejudice instead of seeing the apparent need to improve access to dental care? Why are those in shame and pain considered "toothless hillbillies" instead of being offered the help they need for their disability. After all, aren't dentures just a prosthetic to allow them to live a normal life?

Loss of teeth is not always due to lack of dental hygiene. It is often due to malnutrition which is a byproduct of poverty. it is sometimes merely a genetic condition. There are many factors at play when someone loses their teeth or needs critical dental care.

The effects of tooth loss or decay are devastating. There is excruciating pain that there is little relief for. There is shame and loss of self-esteem. The lack of a healthy smile affects the ability to get and keep employment, which leads to income loss and only exacerbates the problem.

Imagine for a moment if you were ashamed of your smile or if you were unable to eat anything except soft foods. You wouldn't be able to enjoy eating out with friends, laughing with your family or meeting new people.

Instead of ignoring the problem, let's be part of the solution and work to help these people get the dental care they need.  We are so fortunate to have low-cost dental clinics in our area that offer a sliding scale for many dental services; however, the low income are still unable to pay the co-pay or remaining fees.  Your donation can make the difference for them! Donate Here:  DENTAL CARE FOR THE LOW-INCOME