We have good health insurance. It is very affordable to us, and it is very helpful in managing chronic diseases such as diabetes. However, we do not have dental insurance. We looked into buying it, but it just does not cover much for the money you pay. Now that both my wife and need dental crowns and capping, we needed a way to manage the costs. It would not be a problem if dental work was covered like our health needs are. It is funny that it is not, especially since a lot of other diseases are made worse by poor dental health.
I am not talking about poor dental hygiene. That is a personal choice. Poor dental health is often a result of genetics or diet. Some dietary dental problems are a choice, but it depends on your income. Many people live paycheck to paycheck, and they cannot afford fresh foods that are minimally processed. (more…)