Access to dental care in Maine just took a step forward. The Maine lawmakers in the House have unanimously passed and adds preventative, diagnostic, and restorative dental services to MaineCare for everyone. This will now move to the Maine Senate. 

If the bill continues to revive support and pass, it will expand to the 200,000 Mainers on MaineCare these services. Then the next hurdle will be funding of those services. Maine would also work with providers to accept MaineCare to increase access, according to

Dental health really plays a role in more than just the health of your teeth and gums. Dental health plays into your body's overall health and wellness. There is also the social stigma that comes with some dental issues like tooth loss. Those issues cost us as a society and can cost an individual economically and socially. 

I have noticed in my life, the cost of preventive dental care seems to be so much more cost-efficient than would be the cost of treatment, correction, or the loss of teeth.  

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