Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rise of Dental Care

The steady rise of the cost of dental care has affected the majority of Americans. Some Americans without dental insurance haven't been to the dentist in 3 years while surgeons recommended twice a year visits. Statistics show that 77% of those without dental coverage have delayed regular dental care due to the cost. This has become a major issue because lack of oral care has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. With as much as it costs to go to the dentist nowadays, some people are simply skipping out on their suggested biannual check-ups. As with any service, companies are inclined to provide an incentive to choosing their product. For example, Brighter.com has "pre-negotiated rates that is says are 20% to 60% lower than typical prices, says Winebaum." This is a glint of hope for customers who are looking for the best priced services in the economy today.

-Danielle W.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Although I agree that dental care has affected many Americans and cost them greatly, how has the lack of oral care led to deabetes, heard disease, and strokes? It is very good that the rates are lowering for the price of oral care. Even though I beleive that Americans should't put off dental care, I feel it is essential to their health. Now that prices are lowering, Americans should jump at the chance to get dental care and stay healthy!

Emily

Dainelle W said...

These health concerns such as diabetes, heart disease, and strokes are detrimental effects of the lack of dental care. In studying the rises and drops of consumers' service usage, it is important to also look at the effects one faces (such as dental care) by the consumer's discontinued usage of the service. Because if these harmful effects are occurring because consumers can no longer afford to pay for dental care, that is an issue.

DanielleW