Get the Most Out of Your Dental Benefits
Dental coverage is an important part of maintaining your overall health. So prioritizing dental coverage should be a no-brainer, right?
We think so!
Your heart, lungs, and brain also agree that dental coverage is important.
Research shows that oral health contributes to your overall health, with links to heart disease, brain diseases, respiratory health, and even more. For example:
- Tooth decay in children can contribute directly to atherosclerosis in adulthood – a disease in which the inner wall of the arteries become clogged with plaque.
- People with gum disease are 3 times more likely to have a stroke.
- Chronic gum disease was associated with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Because of the many possible ways that oral health can impact your body, acquiring and maintaining dental coverage is an important step towards maintaining your overall health.
But just having the coverage isn’t enough – you need to use it!
Dental coverage is also important because of its preventative nature. Being proactive is the best way to identify and treat concerns early on, so they don’t cost your health, and your wallet, more down the road.
Dental plans will typically cover the entire cost of preventative care, which includes checkups, cleanings and x-rays. Depending on your plan, more intensive procedures like fillings, extractions, crowns, root canals, dentures, bridges, and implants may be partially covered.
So if you haven’t yet talked to your dentist about preventive care this year, make sure to consult with them as soon as possible! Many are also doing virtual visits, using teledentistry, and working hard to ensure safe access to care.
If you have any questions, it is always best to consult your dentist and your coverage provider about the best option for you. DentaQuest members can also log into the member portal to check the status of their plan anytime.
Take care of your oral health now, not only for your teeth and smile, but for your heart, lungs and brain too!
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