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Missing Teeth and Lack of Employment


Posted on 8/25/2016 by Keith M. Cooper
A man suffering from missing tooth.It may seem unfair, unreasonable, and ridiculous, but studies show that missing or bad teeth prevent qualified job seekers from getting jobs or promotions. There is a correlation in how your teeth present themselves and how people perceive you on a first impression.

Dental Care in the United States

Although the U.S. is considered being on the cutting edge of dental techniques and associated technology, many Americans are not receiving the benefits available and have poor oral health including crooked and missing teeth or don't see a dentist due to expense and lack of dental insurance. Out of pocket care can be difficult for a considerable number of people.

The widespread problem is significant. Studies have suggested that about half of Americans are without dental insurance, as researched by the Department of Health and Human Services.

What can you do?
The stereotype of missing teeth and lack of intelligence is a deep seeded one. Though teeth, and the lack thereof, play no role in deciding a person's intelligence or ability, society has paired the two. So, what can a person do?

There are minimal and more invasive procedures that can be done to help. Most dentist offices have created associations with Care Credit, a form of credit designed for those who have medical necessity, meaning the normal standards for approval of funds is generally more relaxed. If you do not have dental insurance, and can not afford to pay out of pocket, we encourage our patients to look into discount dental plans.

Many of these programs, after paying a fee which averages about $100 a year, will give patients access to dentists who have agreed to provide care for your teeth for up to 60 percent less than their usual fee. Besides that, contact our office and see what payment options we have available. We want you to have the look and function that will bring you comfort.

We want you to look into these plans before you find yourself out of work or unable to find a new job due to gaps or not so pearly whites.

Please contact us if you have any questions about your missing teeth.

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5150 Graves Ave., Suite 12E
San Jose, CA 95129
(669) 244-1550



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