Over 99% of Arizonans say that oral health is important to them, yet many faces significant obstacles to care. Individuals without dental coverage experience a disproportionate share of oral disease.
Dental disease can harm the heart and lungs, complicate diabetes and affect our cognitive ability as we age. It can also take a toll on our mental health, as one factor leading to depression and low self-confidence. It can impact our ability to secure and keep employment and it can complicate pregnancy – endangering both mother and child.