Maine’s dental care expansion will bring health and economic benefits

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Beginning Friday, extra than 200,000 low-earnings Mainers will have entry to complete dental treatment by means of the state’s public health insurance plan application.

The new MaineCare dental advantage, which is the consequence of a long time of work by advocates, medical and dental vendors and lawmakers, implies that tens of thousands of Maine residents can now get treatment that will enhance their health, work and overall wellbeing, and probable preserve the condition income in the very long run.

“Dental health is an significant section of general health,” Gov. Janet Mills mentioned in a press launch before in the 7 days. “Providing preventive and plan dental care will not only make improvements to the health and wellness of hundreds of countless numbers of Maine persons, but it will also conserve cash in the prolonged-operate by avoiding the need for expensive emergency treatment.”