Dental care is one of those things that you take for granted if you have coverage, but a lack of dental insurance can seriously impact quality of life.

Most veterans do not qualify for dental benefits through the VA, and many struggle to get necessary care. Meet some generous dentists who are helping vets get the care they need.Healthy teeth are an important part of life. Untreated toothaches are painful, but the consequences can be even more dire. Severe dental problems are linked to heart disease and other potentially lethal conditions. Even purely cosmetic problems, such as missing teeth, can create a massive barrier for struggling vets seeking employment or social connection.

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