When finding a dentist you can afford is like ... pulling teeth.

Aug 6, 2020

Credit Lake Superior Community Health/Facebook

Almost half of the people in Cloquet and Carlton County haven't had dental care in the last year.

A third of the people in those areas say they've put off a visit to the dentist because of the cost.

And access to affordable dental care for people with Medicare and MinnesotaCare is so difficult, people at the Local Solutions to Poverty Forums have brought it up year after year, sharing stories of calling 13 different dental providers and being turned away from all of them.

Enter Lake Superior Community Health's new Carlton Dental Center, joining centers in Duluth and Superior to help folks who may need their services the most.