Beaumont, TX (PRWEB) September 08, 2013
September is recognized as National Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture. The U.S. Census Bureau reports show that between 2000 and 2010, the Hispanic population grew by 43 percent, and more than half of the growth in the total population of the United States between 2000 and 2010 was due to the increase in the Hispanic population.
A new oral health survey of U.S. Hispanics shows that patients in this growing population group want more information on good oral health habits, access to affordable care and dental insurance, and more dental health care professionals who are Hispanic or who speak Spanish.
Among the findings:
“We try to educate our team about the needs of Hispanic patients," says Dr. Ashley DeMarco of Gulfside Dental. “We need to be aware of the language and cultural barriers and reach out outside the dental office to friends, family members and neighbors with information that can help patients with limited oral health knowledge.” The team from Gulfside Dental will be attending Fiesta on September 14th at the Bob Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur, Texas. Fiesta is an annual event Texas presented by the Mexican Heritage Society to celebrate Mexican Independence from Spain. “We are excited about participating at Fiesta this year because it gives us a chance to connect to the Hispanic population in Southeast Texas and answer their individual dental health questions,” says Dr. DeMarco.
Gulfside Dental offers a comprehensive oral health program, including preventative, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry for all ages as young as six months old. Gulfside Dental also specializes in: bridges and implants, extractions, dentures and partials, braces, emergency dental care, Snap-On Smile, LUMINEERS, and ZOOM whitening. Gulfside Dental accepts all major PPO insurances, most HMO Insurances, Medicaid, CHIPS, Texan Plus, HealthSpring, Care Credit, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Gulfside Dental is located at 4179 Dowlen Road in Beaumont, in the Barnes and Noble shopping center, across from Parkdale Mall. For appointments, please call 409-899-4867.