This October, to help raise awareness of the importance of oral health care during National Dental Hygiene month, Barnabas Health Services is offering $10 off their initial dental exam for uninsured adults meeting the eligibility criteria (low-to-moderate income).
The hectic pace of today’s adult lifestyle often leaves little time for the daily oral health care routine needed to prevent cavities and periodontal disease. This is unfortunate since periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. An estimated 75% of Americans reportedly have some form of periodontal disease.
Early detection of periodontal disease reduces the risk of permanent damage to teeth and gums and can prevent more extensive and costly treatment in later years. Regular professional visits, every six months will help with proper care for teeth and gums. Regular dental visits are important because gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal disease, is usually painless which makes it difficult to detect on one’s own.
Barnabas, in its newly refurbished facility, has evolved to provide primary and preventative healthcare along with their low-cost Dental Program, the only one of its kind in Nassau County. The Barnabas Dental Clinic is a true community asset helping people that otherwise would have no place to turn for assistance.
To schedule a dental exam and receive the $10 discount off the initial exam, please call (904)261-9988 to schedule an appointment.