The Importance of Dental Insurance

April 15, 2014

With National Healthcare Decisions Day around the corner, it’s time to take a look at your total health. As you review your options for medical coverage, don’t forget to consider your options for dental coverage too. Regular dental visits can actually help you save on dental treatment in the long run.

Some see dental insurance as a luxury, not a necessity and may not purchase it if their employer doesn't provide it. Dental insurance is very important. Here’s why:

People with dental insurance are more likely to see their dentist regularly.

It’s a fact—only 34% of people without dental insurance report seeing their dentist twice a year or more. These routine check-ups are vital to your dental health. They allow dentists to follow your oral health over time and prevent minor issues from becoming major health problems. Minor changes in the mouth can signal serious problems on the horizon; and regular exams give clues about other health issues too.

Finding a way to get regular dental preventive treatment—exams and cleanings at least once a year—go a long way toward protecting yourself from more expensive and extensive treatments down the road.

Dental care in America is a hot topic. For more information, here’s an objective, in-depth report on the role dental coverage plays in America’s oral health.

Today, as you review your healthcare choices and make decisions, consider adding dental insurance. It’s a small investment that will go far toward maintaining good overall health and a sparkling smile.

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