Idaho residents bypassing dental care

June 6, 2012
Affordability is the issue.

A growing chunk of Kootenai County residents are losing their quality of smiles - and general comfort - local dental offices agree, which mirrors a statewide and national trend.

Dentists across the state report that financial difficulties are barring residents from seeking dental care, the Idaho State Dental Association announced on Tuesday.

The ISDA also pointed to an American Dental Association study, "Breaking Down Barriers to Oral Health for All Americans," revealing that the number of Americans regularly visiting a dentist has been dropping since 2007.

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