Is it still necessary to have dental benefits even if you have been told you have great teeth? The answer is yes! To put it simply, when you have dental benefits, you’re more likely to:
- Save money
- Save time
- Stay healthy
Did you know that research has linked our oral health to our overall health and wellness? There’s a definite cause-and-effect relationship our mouth has with our body. Use this as a major motivator to practice the best oral health habits you can. Having dental benefits allows your dentist to regularly monitor how your oral health is progressing. Dentists have a history of identifying major health concerns in their patients, a dental visit gives you more than a brighter smile.
Dental benefits are essential to a healthy lifestyle. They allow for consistent preventive dental appointments. The American Dental Hygienists’ Association estimated that for every $1 spent on preventive dental care, we save between $8 and $50. That’s because it prevents more expensive restorative or emergency procedures. It is cheaper to have a partially covered sealant than an entire tooth extraction due to not seeing a dentist regularly.
As the nation’s leading dental insurance carrier, Delta Dental negotiates lower fees with dentists so you pay less for the dental care you need. All of our dental plans cover preventive care such as cleanings, exams, and X-rays at 100%so you can feel confident scheduling your routine dentist appointment.
Dental benefits help maintain a healthy mouth and prevent problems from developing or going unnoticed. Having a large network of dentists through a trusted provider like Delta Dental of Idaho saves your smile, health, and wallet.
At DeltaDental of Idaho, we understand that your time is valuable. With Delta Dental of Idaho, you can have peace of mind knowing you’re covered by the dental experts. After all, dental is all we do. It’s why over 350,000 Idahoans trust Delta Dental for their dental benefits. When you have our dental benefits you have quick access to our entire network of dentists. You don’t have to spend countless hours searching for dental offices in your area that provide the services you need. We also have a top notch customer service department that will answer phone calls within 15 seconds and answer most questions in less than three minutes.
In the long run, when you have dental benefits, you’re more likely to visit the dentist. 81% of individuals with dental benefits reported seeing a dentist twice a year or more. This drops to 58% when compared to uninsured individuals. When it comes to dental care, the preventive approach is always the best practice. If we take care of our teeth daily, we lower our chances to experience periodontitis, cavities or even tooth loss, which all take more time to fix.
When families have dental benefits, they are twice as likely to visit the dentist and receive the preventive dental care they need to stay healthy. Plus, maintaining a healthy smile by visiting the dentist can help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke as well as detect other serious diseases before it’s too late.
When you don’t have good dental care, you can lose teeth, especially as you age. We then progressively alter our food choices as the number of teeth we have decreases.Individuals with missing teeth report eating less foods that are harder to chew. Preserving our natural teeth into old age keeps our bodies healthy and positively impacts our self-confidence, makes dental coverage a significant factor in our overall well-being. In fact, Americans who have dental coverage are 14 percent more likely to report high overall well-being than those without.
*Updated May 2019