We might not want to go to the dentist but staying on top of your dental needs is more than a matter of aesthetics and tartare. Studies show that your dental hygiene can have a profound and lasting effect on your general health.
Many choose life and medical insurance to ensure their family’s finances are taken care of, but dental insurance gets overlooked. It doesn’t take long to see visible consequences of poor dental hygiene. But the less visible effects can be the most worrying. If you don’t keep your teeth and gums in check, you may find yourself on the receiving end of a large bill in the dentist’s office. However, if you have a dental coverage, you can offset up to 70% of these costs.
Gum disease has a proven synergy with many serious illnesses that have no obvious link to the mouth. These include heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. They are still completing studies on the link between gum disease and COVID-19, with the results showing a clear correlation between those with gum disease and those who experience complications from COVID.
We all know that bacteria can multiply with surprising speed but did you know that the bacteria that builds in the mouth due to gum disease can spread into the bloodstream? As the bacteria multiply, the mouth cannot contain them, and the infection can take hold in other areas of your body. Without an apparent cause, these infections can often be masked, making it difficult for the doctor to diagnose and treat them.
Did you have wonky teeth or braces as a child? It won’t surprise you to hear that both children and adults suffer in social settings if they are unhappy with their dental health, and these negative experiences can have a lasting effect. Social issues can arise from cavities, wonky teeth, extra or missing teeth, or a cheap and easy-to-see filling that was the only financial option. Extremely difficult for an adult and devastating for a child and parents alike.
Why Dental Insurance is a Good Investment
Canadian healthcare is excellent and dental practices are no different. But prices can quickly add up, leaving you with no reason to smile. A regular professional clean usually exceeds $75, a small tooth filling $80 and a root canal $800. With the cost of living rising, locking in a dental insurance policy now can save you significant money and mean you can choose what you need, not what you can afford.
Our comprehensive Medavie Blue Cross Dental Insurance plans are an extremely popular option. You can save 70% on dental bills for you and your family and start at just $43.70 per month.
A stat worth knowing
Canadians spend more than $12 billion a year on dental services. That may be terrifying, but not as terrifying as the 6 million people a year who avoid going to their dentist or hygienist because of the cost.
Whether you have a daughter who needs braces, a need to get fillings or you are just reticent to go to the dentist because of potential bills, dental insurance can significantly reduce your costs year on year.
Putting a Smile on Your Face
We’d love to talk about your family’s dental needs and how dental insurance can work for you. So much of our well-being, physical and mental, is tied directly to our oral health. Don’t take a chance, request a free quote online or speak to us today.
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