Not many people like to think about going to the dentist but staying on top of your dental needs is more than a matter of aesthetics and tartare. Studies show that your level of dental hygiene can have a profound effect on your general health.
Many people choose life insurance and medical insurance as ways to ensure their family’s finances are taken care of, but dental insurance is often overlooked. The consequences of poor dental hygiene can rack up large bills in the dentist office. However, by having a dental plan in place can certainly help offset these costs.
Gum disease has a proven synergy with a variety of serious illnesses that have no obvious link to the mouth. These include heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Additionally, the bacteria that builds in the mouth due to gum disease can spread into the bloodstream as it multiplies, causing infection to take hold around the body. Without an obvious cause, these infections can often be masked and hard to treat.
It won’t come of a surprise to you to know that children and adults alike suffer socially if they are unhappy with their dental health. Whether this stems from cavities, wonky teeth or a cheap filing they felt was the only financial option. This can be difficult for an adult and devastating for a child.
Why Dental Insurance is a Good Investment
Canadian healthcare is excellent and dental practices are no different. Prices for services can quickly add up, however, leaving you with no reason to smile. A regular professional clean starts at $75, a small tooth filling from $80 and a root canal, $800.
Our comprehensive Dental Insurance plans are run through Medavie Blue Cross and can save you 70% on your dental bills for you and your family and start at just $33.09 per month.
Stats you need to know
“More than 4 million people in Canada and the United States are in the care of an orthodontic specialist” according to the Canadian Association of Orthodontics.
Canadian 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 see your dentist’s bill, dental insurance can significantly reduce your costs year on year for routine check-ups and when you need something more.
Putting a Smile on Your Face
If you would like to talk to our team about your family’s dental needs and how dental insurance can work for you, you can request a free quote online or contact us directly if you would prefer to speak to us directly.
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