Nearly 20 percent of adults aged 65 or older have lost all their teeth. And even though the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that they believe the number of those with tooth loss will decrease over the years (thanks to fluoride infused public water systems and fluoride toothpaste), threats to oral hygiene and health continue throughout life.
In addition to common predators of oral health – sugary chewing gum, limited brushing and flossing – chronic conditions including emphysema, heart disease, and hepatitis C have been linked to heightened risk of tooth loss. But as chronic conditions can impact oral health, the opposite is also true. Studies have shown that things like excess plaque along the gums is linked to heart disease and obesity.
MedBen PreceDent provides employers with a dental benefits package that covers twice-yearly exams and other preventive services at 100%, helping to reduce the need for major restorative care. By visiting their dentist regularly and receiving the necessary maintenance care, your plan members can maintain good oral health as well as improving their overall wellness.
MedBen PreceDent is available as a standalone dental product or better still, in conjunction with a comprehensive benefits plan. For more information regarding the advantages of providing dental coverage, contact the MedBen Marketing Department at 888-627-8683.