Everyone wants to be able to keep their teeth and gums healthy, but often times it is a challenge due to the expensive costs of dental care. It is estimated that over 100 million people in the US are currently without dental insurance. And with the economy in its current state, that number continues to rise. Many people are now seeking free or low cost dental treatments because they either do not currently have dental coverage, the insurance they have does not cover the procedure (s) they need, or they have low income. While it may seem like there is no where to turn for those in such situations, it is definitely possible to find places that offer cheap or free dental care. You just need to be informed on where and what to look for.
The first recommendation for poor or low income individuals who do not have dental insurance is to contact their local or state health department and request a list of clinics who provide care to patients who are in need of financial help. Inquire about whether or not your area currently has programs available that helps pay for dental costs. In addition be sure to ask whether or not there are local private dental practices that provide services for free for those in need. Once you get sufficient information, start calling up places until you are able to find several dental clinics that will provide you with free or low cost services. It will then be up to you to narrow down and choose who you want to work with.
Once you decide the dental clinic you are going to work with, you will be required to fill out some paperwork. Be prepared to provide all personal information such as financial information, tax returns, pay stubs, and other things of that nature.