Dental insurance is an important tool. It helps ensure the health of your teeth, as well as your overall health and it can potentially save you time and money. How so? Let’s break it down.
Most dental insurance plans cover preventative care. Visiting the dentist for routine cleanings and exams can help detect issues such as cavities or gum disease before they escalate. More than 75 percent of American adults over 35 have some form of gum disease and don’t know it. It’s important to have access to care to eliminate problems and/or minimalize progression.
A routine dental exam doesn’t just help detect issues with your teeth. Research shows that over 90 percent of systemic diseases have oral indicators such as swollen gums or dry mouth. Dentists can spot symptoms of heart and kidney disease, diabetes, and oral cancer. Early diagnosis of these diseases can hopefully help reduce medical costs and emergency care.
Saving Time and Money
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, over 20 million work days are lost due to dental illness. Who wants to spend a personal day stuck in an office with tooth pain? Utilizing your dental insurance can minimize the risk of a dental emergency, potentially saving you the time and cost of an expensive procedure.
VBA dental plans are administered and underwritten by TruAssure and are offered in association with the DenteMax Plus dental network arrangement, which includes participating dentists from the United Concordia, DenteMax and Connection dental networks in all states but North Carolina, where the DenteMax Plus network arrangement includes DenteMax and Connection dental networks.