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Dental coverage pays off in more than smiles

Here’s something your clients and their employees can likely agree on: Dental coverage is an important part of any benefits plan. Employees rank dental insurance second only to health insurance in terms of most important benefits,1 and employers perceive it to be one of the most important nonmedical benefits.2 And while dental care is primarily about healthy teeth, it’s also about a healthy mind and body – and a healthier bank account.

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Tooth decay affects 90% of adults ages 20-64 years.3

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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

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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

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Mental health problems are often correlated with tooth loss, periodontal disease and tooth decay.5

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Poor oral health is connected to cardiovascular disease, dementia, diabetes, respiratory infections and more.6

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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.