Students ‘put off dentist trips’
many students say they cannot afford regular trips to the dentist.
Many students are putting off trips to the dentist due to monetary fears, it has been claimed.
Dental Plans reported that poor dental health is becoming more commonplace within the student population, as the impact of the economic downturn has meant that many now feel the cost of regular check-ups is one area where they can make savings.
“I realize that college students are tight on funds,” said Marie Yax, a registered dental hygienist at All Smiles Dental in Saginaw.
“But often, if they would have come in earlier to prevent problems, they will save lots of money in the long run.”
Elsewhere, the Hartlepool Mail recently reported that people across the UK should look to book a visit to their dentist in order to screen against mouth cancer – a disease that has grown in prevalence in recent years, especially in men over the age of 50.