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

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Commencing Friday, far more than 200,000 very low-money Mainers will have entry to complete dental treatment through the state’s public wellness insurance plan method.

The new MaineCare dental advantage, which is the result of yrs of work by advocates, clinical and dental companies and lawmakers, usually means that tens of thousands of Maine inhabitants can now get care that will increase their wellness, work and total wellbeing, and probably help you save the state cash in the lengthy run.

“Dental health and fitness is an vital element of total wellness,” Gov. Janet Mills reported in a press release earlier in the 7 days. “Providing preventive and routine dental care will not only improve the overall health and wellness of hundreds of thousands of Maine folks, but it will also save money in the lengthy-operate by blocking the need for costly emergency treatment.”