9 in 10 adults over age 20 have some degree of tooth-root decay.3
Cost is the No. 1 reason people do not visit the dentist. In fact, dental procedures can cost between $2504 to $4,5005 and up.
7 in 10 people are self-conscious about their teeth.6
Poor oral health is associated with depression and fatigue.7
Poor oral health is connected to cardiovascular disease and pneumonia.8
More than 36 million Americans have no teeth and 120 million are missing at least one.9
Give your clients the power to protect employees with essential dental care. Contact your Aflac broker sales professional about dental coverage today.
1 Centers for Disease Control. “Oral and dental health.” Accessed March 4, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/dental.htm.
2 National Association of Dental Plans. “Why offer dental benefits to your employees?” Accessed March 4, 2021. https://www.whydental.org/employers/why-offer-dental-benefits-to-your-employees.
3 Centers for Disease Control. “Hygiene-related diseases, tooth decay.” Accessed March 4, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/disease/dental_caries.html.
4 Medical News Today. “What to Know About Tooth Extraction.” Last reviewed 11.30.2019. Accessed 1.13.2021.
5 “Dental Implants Cost: Price by Type, Procedure & How to Save.” Updated 7.30.2020. Accessed 1.13.2021.
6 BDJ Open. “The halitosis consequences inventory: Psychometric properties and relationship with social anxiety disorder.” Accessed March 4, 2021. https://www.nature.com/articles/bdjopen20182.
7 New York Post. “More than half of Americans feel insecure about their teeth.” Accessed March 4, 2021. https://nypost.com/2019/01/24/more-than-half-of-americans-feel-insecure-about-their-teeth/.
8 Mayo Clinic. “Oral Health: A Window to Your Overall Health.” Published 6.4.2019. Accessed 1.13.2021.
9 American Academy of Prosthodontists. “Facts and figures, tooth loss.” Accessed March 4, 2021. https://www.gotoapro.org/facts-figures/.
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