Taking Action for Dental Health

Thinking about caring for your dental health? The Marconi Dental Plan can help.

The American Dental Association recently announced that they want dentists across the United States to take Action for Dental Health. Why is this necessary and what does it mean? Action is needed because literally millions of people in our country have untreated dental health problems that lead to serious complications. Action for Dental Health encourages dentists and communities to work together to solve these problems.

What About the Affordable Care Act?

While the Affordable Care Act does create some provisions for dental care, especially for children and the poor, since the law focuses primarily on medical insurance, and not dental insurance, millions of Americans are left without dental health coverage. As a result, people leave tooth decay and other complications untreated, until the pain sends them to an emergency room. By that time, teeth that could have been saved end up extracted and oral infections have spread throughout the body through the blood stream. Prevention of tooth decay and early treatment of gum disease and cavities are essential.

How Can We Help?

The Carmichael dentists at the Marconi Dental Group offer the Marconi Dental Plan. For a low annual cost, you become a member of of our discount dental program. This membership covers all of your preventative dental treatments for an entire year and provides necessary dental procedures at a sharply reduced cost. With the Marconi Dental Plan, you don’t have to wait for the pain to push you into action. You can prevent the pain in the first place or deal with it before it becomes unbearable, and while a tooth can still be saved.

Take Action With Us

For more information about the Marconi Dental Plan, call our office at 916-589-6462. You can stop by our convenient Carmichael location at 4350 Marconi Avenue, Suite 100. Of course, our website can also put you in contact to get more information about meeting you and your family’s dental needs with the Marconi Dental Plan. We look forward to helping our Carmichael patients and the ADA take Action for Dental Health!

  1. It’s well known that smoking is really bad for a person’s overall health, but more visits to the dentist because of it would definitely make me stop if I was a smoker! I’m interested to see more study results about e-cigarettes in the future.

  2. Dear Myra, we will certainly keep you informed about this ongoing hot topic in the research world.

    The main thing to keep in mind is that regardless of the delivery medium, nicotine as the chemical in cigarettes is the main cause of most problems with smoking. Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor, meaning that it stops the flow of the blood full of necessary nourishment needed for health of the bone and gum tissue supporting the teeth. If the support around the teeth or dental implants get weak the teeth get loose and eventually it may cause tooth loss.

    Nicotine also causes reduction in salivary flow which in turn reduces the the ability to fight off the cavity-causing bacteria. Saliva helps by killing the bad bacteria and neutralizing the acidic environment where these bacteria flourish and cause harm to the tooth structure.

    I hope this helped.

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