Both my husband and I grew up in families with limited access to dental care and our experiences with dentist were always much more dramatic as a result of our infrequent visits. Nowadays there are more resources available for underprivileged children, but many adults are still without health and dental coverage, resulting in inadequate care and the temptation to put oral health issues on hold while more pressing financial matters are addressed. The lack of available Spanish-speaking dentists only adds to the barriers in offering equal access to dental care to Latinos.
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