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Medicaid acceptance putting some West Michigan smiles in jeopardy

WAYLAND, Mich.— Some smiles are in jeopardy across West Michigan, and it all has to do with limited access to the dentist office.

Many dental offices in Michiagn aren't accepting Medicaid, so more patients are declining to get their pearly whites checked out. However, health experts warn dental check-ups and cleanings are more than a cosmetic issue, it could be affecting your overall health.

If you have a tooth ache, or a cavity the dentist is where you go, but if you’re on Medicaid there’s very few clinics or offices that you can head to, and even the clinics that are up are in jeopardy of shutting down, and it’s all because they are losing money accepting Medicaid.

Dentists at Wayland Dental Clinic like Elizabeth White are inundated with patients, seeing about 30 or more per day.

“People usually say it’s because they haven’t had the dental insurance, and they can’t find anyone around to take their insurance,” said White.

Most of White’s patients have never seen a dentist before, and that means serious dental and health issues like cavities, root canals, rotting teeth, and the list goes on.