There are more than 51 million school hours lost each year due to dental related illnesses. In addition, almost 50 percent of tooth decay remains untreated in low-income children, this according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Despite these numbers, many children still do not visit the dentist. One reason being cost of dental care. Many people do not receive dental benefits though their employer, and they fail to secure dental insurance on their own. Cost could also be an with regards to dental insurance. However it does not have to be since in most state low cost dental insurance and or plans are available.