Why dental insurance?
9 in 10 American adults who have dental insurance recognize the benefits - both emotional and financial - that come with having coverage.
Having dental coverage helps members get the care they need to stay healthy. It can also help keep overall health care costs down. After all, good health starts with a healthy smile!
Cost savings: Dental insurance can help individuals and families save money on their dental procedures. With insurance, the out-of-pocket cost of dental care can be reduced significantly. Additionally, most dental insurance plans fully cover basic services such as cleanings, exams, and x-rays.
Preventive Care: Having access to regular preventive care can go a long way in helping to catch dental problems early and prevent them from becoming more serious and more expensive to treat.
Access to a network of dentists: With a dental insurance plan, members will have access to a network of dentists. This makes it easier to find a dentist and can provide additional cost savings.
Overall health: Oral health is closely related to overall health. During routine dental exams, dentists can detect more than 120 symptoms of non-dental diseases, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes. A dentist may be the first line of defense in diagnosing health problems that could be more costly in the long run.
Peace of mind: Having dental insurance can provide peace of mind in the case of an unexpected dental emergency.
According to the Surgeon General, 164 million work hours are lost each year due to dental-related illnesses in adults.
Kids miss 51 million school hours each year due to oral health issues.
Providing employees and their families with dental insurance can help keep them at work and productive.
During a routine oral exam, dentists can detect more than 120 symptoms of non-dental diseases - including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and osteoporosis. A dentist may be the first line of defense in diagnosing health problems that could be more costly in the long run.