Why Dental Insurance is Important
Does anyone really look forward to going to the dentist? No, that is not a trip we really enjoy. But it is so important. It pays to invest in prevention when it comes to protecting your teeth. The connection between oral health and overall health is well documented, and leaving dental coverage off the list of essential health benefits sends the wrong message about the importance of oral health. Dental insurance is generally low cost and highly affordable for many individuals and families. Many people who purchase dental insurance can benefit immediately, because dental insurance encourages, and generally pays for, regular check-ups.
Why Dental Insurance Makes Sense
If you have ever had dental work done you know it can be very costly. It can be as simple as a visit for professional cleaning and x-rays. Or it can be much more involved. Oral surgery, a crown, or a full set of dentures can be very expensive. The expense can mount quickly if dental work is required as a result of an emergency. If you just think about it for a moment dental insurance just makes good since. Depending on the type of insurance you have, dental plans pay either all or a percentage of the charges related to dental care.
It just stands to reason if you have dental insurance you are more likely to maintain a healthy mouth. Preventing oral health problems before they start is one of the best ways to keep your dental costs down. Don’t you think you will be more willing to have regular dental check-ups and cleanings if you have dental insurance? You know most insurance plans pay 100% for check-ups every 6 months.
Just how important is preventive care?
Let’s put it this way: Preventive care is important enough that a lot of dental insurance plans will pay for a check-up for new subscribers without a waiting period. They know that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Preventive care can help protect our overall health. A little know fact is there’s a lot a dentist can tell while looking into your mouth. Studies have shown that your mouth can exhibit symptoms related to more than 120 non-dental diseases. Two are diabetes and heart disease. So a dental checkup is a good thing even if you are having no gum or teeth problems.
Give SMA Services, Inc. a call. We would like to help you save money while maintaining a healthy mouth. The right dental plan can give you peace of mind…and a gorgeous smile, to boot. We have a Customer Services Representative waiting to help you.
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