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Dental Care is Now Affordable for the Entire Family

Dental Care is Now Affordable for the Entire Family

 

Dental Care is Now Affordable for the Entire Family
Want to ensure your child will have a successful school year? You can. Visiting the dentist is one of the best ways to do so and you can do this without breaking the bank. In fact, it is an annual state check-up requirement.*

Compared to kids with good oral health, children with dental-related illnesses are three times more likely to miss school, resulting in the loss of 51 million school hours each year.**

And even when kids don’t miss school, dealing with dental pain has a huge impact on their ability to learn. Oral health issues can make it difficult for children to eat properly, get a good night’s sleep and focus on their schoolwork, adversely impacting their educational success—and their confidence.***

At a young age we need to teach our children about the importance of dental care, including at-home oral hygiene and regular cleanings to help ensure a lifetime of good health and smiles.

And, yes we need to also worry about our own. I know many of you dread your next visit.

The effects of dental disease continue into adulthood. Employed adults lose more than 164 million hours of work each year due to dental issues.**** And, scary enough – dental issues can result in respiratory infections, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, some cancers, adverse pregnancy outcomes and more.

With two kids and our busy lifestyles, my husband and I are always looking for ways to improve our health and wellness – that extends to our teeth. And, we are looking for ways to save – an added bonus if we can do both.

For a limited time, our friends at :DentalPlans (:DP) is offering 15% off any dental savings plan to prepare students and families for the new school year.

So what is the difference between a dental savings plan and dental insurance?

Dental Insurance:
Includes basic preventive care such as checkups, cleanings and x-rays but it can also be expensive. The typical cost of an individual policy is around $350 and for a family $550 a year. Dental insurance deductibles usually need to be met before insurance companies begin to cover dental care and many plans cap the amount of reimbursement they pay – the insured individual is responsible for any costs incurred after that.

Dental Savings Plans:
Roughly half the cost of dental insurance with no annual caps or deductibles. This cost-effective alternative activates within three business days and provides a 10%-60% savings on costly procedures such as root canals, crowns, fillings, etc. at dentists nationwide. Many plans include bonus benefits with savings on vision care, prescription medications, etc. There are no pre-existing condition exclusions or waiting periods to get care.

:DentalPlans is offering a special discount for new members. Become a :DentalPlans member by calling 1-844-537-7710 or visitingwww.dentalplans.com and using promo code 30SCHOOL to take 15% off any of their dental plans.

 

http://www.aapd.org/assets/1/7/CDHP_StateLawsSchoolEntDentalScreening1008.pdf *

http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/DataStatistics/SurgeonGeneral/Documents/hck1ocv.@www.surgeon.fullrpt.pdf **

http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/DataStatistics/SurgeonGeneral/Report/ExecutiveSummary.htm ***

http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/DataStatistics/SurgeonGeneral/Documents/hck1ocv.@www.surgeon.fullrpt.pdf ****

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