Healthcare is a miracle of modern science and an absolutely essential part of a happy and long life. Yet, it is something that is commonly neglected. According to CNBC, over 11 percent of Americans were without healthcare in 2017. While that is a disturbing fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015, only 64 percent of adults between the ages of 18 and 64 made a dental visit within the year. There are many reasons why so many people don’t see a dentist regularly, a few common reasons given are that there are no convenient dental office locations, there are no available appointments at reasonable times, or even just that they don’t like their dentist. While these reasons may apply or be more or less valid to many people, the situation is not as bad as it seems, or used to be.

The dental industry has made large strides in technology, medical practices, and perhaps most importantly to many people, customer service. While it can be stressful having your oral hygiene evaluated and judged by a professional, the new friendlier dental industry goes about it in a much kinder, and effective way than they did ten or twenty years ago. with a professional and matter of fact method, any issues are addressed quickly and effectively, and then the process will move on without the scolding of bygone times. for instance, in Meridian, Idaho, a city of just over 75,000 as of 2010, considered a small city by some in the United States of America, there are still options. If you plug in the key words “dentist near me meridian id” into Google, you will get over a dozen pages of results for different dental services.

If you wanted to break that down to an average customer load, figuring five days a week, 48 weeks a year, and using the 2018 non-census of over 106,000 for the population of Meridian, Id, that comes out to each of the 30 best rated dentists, according to the Yellow Pages, having just under 15 patients a day. Once you take in contributing factors of multiple dentists at many locations, the dental assistants, and especially that there are more than just these locations, the availability of both appointments, and a dentist, as well as office, that you are happy taking both yourself and your family to, is more than adequate.

This is also for a city of just over 106,000. Considering that the U.S. Census Bureau states that nearly 81 percent of the American population lives in urban areas, and just 48 different urban areas account for over half of the population, the odds of you being in a location and a situation where dental care is adequately available to you, and provided with a high level of customer service that makes you feel like a valued customer is pretty good.