Tell me about dental expenses in the US.

Q: Tell me about dental expenses in the US.

People who have more money tend to get braces for their kids, have their teeth bleached, and travel a lot, because they have the income to do so. So the type of Americans that people in other countries see most commonly are these types of people. But that doesn’t mean that all (or even most) Americans do these things.

As you probably know, we do not have national health care in the US. Most Americans who have medical insurance buy it through their employer. BUT. Dental and vision insurance are separate from medical, and in many cases not even offered. Dental insurance tends to be extremely expensive. So there are many Americans who do not have any sort of dental coverage at all. Estimates are that around 25% of the population has no dental coverage.