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Dr. Kanani and Around The Corner Dental Health Spa: Dangers of the Dental Divide
Date:6/6/2013

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) June 06, 2013

Dental care is not one of the biggest priorities in the Affordable Care Act, says the American Dental Association, in its May 15, 2013 article on “Targeting the Dental Divide” (ada.org/news/8609.aspx). Despite the fact that the Act doesn't really address the state of the union's teeth, ADA statistics show that 40% of low-income people “believe that health care reform will help them obtain dental care”. A cosmetic dentist in Woodland Hills, Dr. Kaveh Kanani, says that lack of income is certainly a contributing factor toward the non-prevention of dental issues. However, he adds, some major dental issues could be prevented early on at a low cost, and often people cite finances as the reason for not going to the dentist, when it's just a matter of fear.

There was certainly a lot to fear in a few decades ago, adds Dr. Kanani, the Woodland Hills dentist. One of the goals in his practice is to educate patients about new methods, and the WaterLase iPlus, that take away the shooting pains in the head that can be associated with dental work.

However, Dr. Kanani notes, sometimes those with low income also have life habits that contribute to lack of good oral hygiene. Nearly everyone struggles with brushing and flossing, but it's easy to ignore the toll of alcohol and smoking on teeth – the results sometimes take years to show up in the mouth. If these habits are added to putting off a dental visit for a year or more (the ADA says this happens with almost 50% of lower income earners), this could spell

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