GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Many families struggle with high health care costs, but Aspen Dental's Healthy Mouth Movement is working to alleviate some of that by offering dental care free of charge.

Last year 100 million Americans didn't visit a dentist, and millions more live in communities with little or no access to dental care.

Latanya Tatum from Aspen Dental visited the WZZM13 Weekend Morning News to share more about the nationwide event, happening in Michigan on September 6th.

Dentists will be focused on treating the most urgent dental need of each patient by providing a dental service such as a filling, extraction or denture repair. The first priority is to get patients out of pain, make them aware of what other dental needs they have, and through Oral Health America, connect them with free or low-cost resources in their market that will help them continue to address their dental care needs

Visit https://www.aspendental.com/about/healthy-mouth-movement for more information.

The number to call to schedule an appointment in Michigan is 844-567-3992.

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