In an attempt to pay back to the community and honor the country’s heroes, Aspen Dental offered free treatment for veterans of Saturday.
In order to have healthy teeth, it is important to have a rigorous daily oral hygiene ritual, but having dental insurance is absolutely crucial because this covers everything from regular professional cleaning sessions to complicated matters that range much further than cavities. Then, whenever a dental emergency arises, it is extremely helpful to know where to go to get help.
Unfortunately, dental insurance is expensive and all too often those who need it the most cannot afford it. One particular group that is facing this issue are the veterans, as most of them cannot pay to have a regular health care provider for their dental issues.
And in most cases they actually do need prolonged medical attention for their dental issues, as they are seldom intertwined with the psychological issues that arise do to the traumatic experienced that they have had while serving their country. Probably the best example is the link between undergoing a traumatic episode, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and people grinding their teeth while they sleep.
Since the PTSD often results in nightmares, the people in question start grinding their teeth on a regular basis and this causes extensive damage to their teeth. This is a treatable issue, but it requires the involvement of a dentistry medical specialist, which most veterans cannot pay for.
This is why this Saturday Aspen Dental has decided to organize a day when veterans can come in and get treatment for free. Their program included 300 clinics in 31 states and their initiative has proven to be very successful, as they had their appointment books packed in all of their units.
The veterans were very thankful for the help that they received and they said that it actually made them feel appreciated, because the service and the conduct of the medical staff was impeccable.
Aspen Dental’s initiative was laudable, because it actually made a difference for who people that came in, as for quite a few of them it was the only option available. The doctors who were involved said that they felt so happy to be part of this project and to be able to give back to these people, who have give so much for us all.
Hopefully, other medical care facilities will follow Aspen Dental’s example, so that many more of these campaigns be organized in the future for our country’s heroes who are in need of help.
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