‘Your mouth becomes a minefield’: the Americans who can’t afford the dentist

Pandemic job cuts have meant many people have no insurance to pay for dental work – and the poorest are hardest hit

Maureen Haley, 66, lost her home in Florida in the wake of the 2008 recession. She now lives in a camper near Greensboro, North Carolina, relying on social security and Medicare to make ends meet and pay for healthcare.

But Haley has problems with her teeth, and cannot afford to see a dentist to have them fixed.

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