Dental health is important to your overall health.
Good dental health inhibits tooth decay and avoids mouth injuries and can prevent bad breath.
Good dental health is more than a bright, white smile.
Good oral hygiene and oral health can improve your overall health, reducing the risk of serious disease and perhaps even preserving memory in senior citizens.
Good dental health can also be expensive.
Now, a group of local dental professionals is hoping to bring dental care to those who cannot afford it.
CareFree Dental of Dickinson and Florence Inc. is a group of concerned dental professionals and community members.
CareFree Dental of Dickinson and Florence plans to open a clinic to provide dental care to needy adults residents of Dickinson and Florence counties.
The group will open its clinic, to be located in Suite 400 of the Northern Michigan Bank building at 500 Stephenson Ave., in downtown Iron Mountain, in early September.
The clinic will offer basic dental care - extractions, fillings and treatment of infection.
It will be staffed totally by volunteers.
Local dentists, dental assistants and support staff have agreed to donate their time and expertise to serve the members of the local communities who are in need of dental care.
CareFree Dental of Dickinson and Florence is now working to raise funds to purchase needed equipment for the clinic.
The group has received a great deal of support from the community in the form of equipment donations, office space and volunteers.
CareFree Dental of Dickinson and Florence would like to thank all those who have supported their efforts thus far.
Even though many donations have been made, there is still much that is needed prior to the opening on Sept. 10.
CareFree Dental of Dickinson and Florence is currently working to raise funds to purchase all of the other necessary equipment and supplies for the clinic, and the $20,000 that will be needed for start-up costs.
This is a service that is needed in this area. We encourage area residents to contribute to this worthwhile cause.
Without the necessary supplies, CareFree Dental of Dickinson and Florence will not be able to help those who are genuinely struggling.
If left untreated, dental infections can spread the eyes, airway, brain and heart.
Help CareFree Dental of Dickinson and Florence will provide care that only dental professionals can provide.
Send your donation to:
CareFree Dental of Dickinson and Florence
P.O. Box 205
Iron Mountain MI
CareFree Dental of Dickinson and Florence is a non-profit corporation and donations are tax deductible.