Three essential reasons why it's important

to have dental insurance

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Having dental insurance can help you receive the care you need to stay healthy. Apart from caring for your teeth, dentists are trained to diagnose other health issues like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and osteoporosis. A dentist visit may be your first line of defense to detecting any problems like high blood pressure or high cholesterol. These healthcare issues can be costly in the long run. After all, good health starts with a healthy smile!

Why it's important to invest in your smile:

  • Preventive benefits protect your smile by addressing any issues before they become more serious health problems. Regular dental exams and cleanings can identify problems before they require expensive procedures. If tooth decay goes undetected, you could end up spending a lot of money on costly treatments that are avoidable. Plus, most dental plans cover preventive visits at no additional cost.
  • Oral health affects your overall health. Poor oral health has been linked to an increase in health-related issues such as periodontal disease, respiratory problems, and heart disease. Dentists can act as disease detectives simply by examining your mouth, head and neck for signs and symptoms of health issues. More than 120 signs and symptoms of non-dental diseases can be found during a routine dental exam.
  • Protect yourself against the risk of costly dental problems by getting comprehensive dental insurance. Even with preventive and proper care, sometimes major dental health issues arise. You can protect yourself from financial risk by having dental benefits. In fact, 95% of consumers list “peace of mind” and “relief from worry” as a top benefit of having dental insurance.

The benefits of dental coverage through Delta Dental

  • Our network of dentists is the largest in the nation. With more than 154,000 dentists across the country, Delta Dental’s vast network means it’s easy to find a dentist no matter where you are. In fact, 90% of Kentucky dentists participate in our network, making it not only the largest in the country but also the largest in Kentucky. With our dentist finder tool, you can easily search for dentists in your area and find one that’s right for you.
  • We are experts in dental insurance. Delta Dental of Kentucky celebrated 55 years of business in 2021 and is the most experienced dental carrier in the state, with 700,000 people currently enrolled through Delta Dental of Kentucky. Our main focus is on delivering the best possible value and care to our customers for their dental benefits dollars. 
  • Supporting communities is our mission. As the only not-for-profit dental benefits carrier in the Commonwealth, we support local and statewide initiatives to provide dental care to underserved communities in Kentucky. Through the Delta Dental of Kentucky Foundation, more than 17 million dollars has been donated non-profit organizations across the state. 
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