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Why You Should Consider Dental Insurance

Unlike sharks, humans have only one set of teeth. We need them to last a lifetime – let’s face it, without teeth, it’s tough to chew, smile, or speak.

Think about this: the average lifespan is 79 years, with many people living into their 80s and 90s. You need to consider how much your teeth are worth to you and whether it really makes sense to put off regular dental care. Remember the classic line, “You can pay me now, or pay me later.”

Dental insurance makes it easy to maintain a healthy smile and helps protect you when major work is needed. Here are some reasons it makes sense:

Spot problems before they become major. Regular dental exams and cleanings are critical to identify issues before they require major, costly procedures. If you let tooth decay go unnoticed and untreated, you could be spending lots of money down the road. Dental plans provide preventive benefits at little to no cost, so that you can stay healthy.

Protection against financial risk. Even with proper preventive care, sometimes major issues do arise. Dental insurance protects you against the risk of major oral health problems. You insure against risk for your body, your car, and your home—don’t forget about your mouth!

Discounted rates at your dentist. Dentists who belong to our provider networks have agreed to discounted prices, so your out-of-pocket cost is less than it would be if you simply walk in for treatment. On top of that, our plans provide cosmetic and orthodontic discounts that help you get the services you need at an affordable price.

Dental health can affect your overall health. Think of your mouth as the gateway to the rest of your body. Dental problems can lead to harmful levels of bacteria that may worsen medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease if it enters the bloodstream. Florida Blue’s Oral Health for Overall Health program provides enhanced dental benefits to members with certain medical conditions that can be improved with better dental health.

Dental insurance exists for a lot of good reasons—most importantly, to keep you healthy! It’s a money-saver in the long-term, too. So make sure you consider dental insurance…it will keep you smiling! Find a Florida Blue dental plan that fits your needs.