Tooth decay affects 90% of adults ages 20-64 years.3
40% of adults without dental insurance reported cost is the reason they haven’t visited the dentist in two years, compared to 14% of adults with dental insurance.4
1 in 4 people without dental insurance reported their overall health has gotten worse in the past year compared to those with dental insurance.4
Mental health problems are often correlated with tooth loss, periodontal disease and tooth decay.5
Poor oral health is connected to cardiovascular disease, dementia, diabetes, respiratory infections and more.6
Research is showing that poor oral health during pregnancy is linked to adverse health outcomes for mother and baby.3
Help clients provide their employees with the dental care they want and need. Contact your Aflac representative about dental coverage today.
1 2021 Aflac Workforces Report. “Workplace Benefits Trends Executive Summary.” Published October 2021. Accessed 2.21.23.
2 McKinsey & Company. “Employers look to expand health benefits while managing medical costs.” May 2022. Accessed 2.21.23.
3 National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. “Oral health in America - April 2022 bulletin.” Last reviewed April 2022. Accessed 2.21.23.
4 Macro. “New data: Americans are still not getting the dental care they need.” Nov. 28, 2022. Accessed 2.21.23.
5 Frontiers in Oral Health. “Association between mental health and oral health status and care utilization.” February 2022. Accessed 2.21.23.
6 Absolute Dental. “10 Health issues caused by bad oral health.” Updated Dec. 29, 2021. Accessed 2.21.23.
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