It’s important to help out your fellow human being, not only when they are in need, but whenever you are in a position to help someone. Being kind should never be relegated to holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas when they seem the most customary; being kind is something that can and should be done all year through. The benefits that the helped person can experience sometimes aren’t even measurable because they are so powerful, and the amount of effort it takes to give can be minimal. Sometimes just lending a listening ear is all that is necessary.
When it comes to the dental industry, there are many patients (especially the younger ones) that are in need of dental care and it is the responsibility of the public to ensure that they aren’t being ignored. In the seacoast region in America, the problem has become a major issue. “We live in one of the least fluoridated states in the USA. In fact, we are 43rd in the nation,” said Goode. “We see so many children with rampant dental caries, and abscessed teeth that grew up and live in non-fluoridated communities. These children miss many days of school due to dental disease. It is a protective factor that can drastically change a child’s life for the better. Dental disease is preventable. At Goodwin Community Health, we are all about connecting our community, especially those who are most vulnerable, with preventative health care services.”
We are very lucky here in Ontario that we have the ability to access dental care for everyone. Many local Ottawa dental offices also make things easier for patients by providing payment plan options to help make things easier.