Your company offers a voluntary dental plan, but you’re not sure why you should use it. It’s because they care about your oral health, and so should you! If you’re not already signed up, here are three simple reasons why you should enroll in employee dental coverage:
- Save your smile — Dental benefits can save you from the dangers of cavities, gum disease, and other dental health complications that occur when you don’t see the dentist regularly. Visiting the dentist is an important part of achieving a healthy (and happy!) smile.
Having employee dental coverage can improve your overall health. Regular check-ups give your provider an opportunity to screen for more serious health conditions like oral cancer and heart disease. Inflammation in the gums is a strong indicator for inflammation elsewhere in the body, and your dentist will see this and can help you address it.
Individuals who have dental coverage are more likely to visit the dentist than those who don’t have coverage. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that people who have dental coverage “visit dentists almost twice as often as people without coverage.” Having a large network of dentists through a trusted provider like Delta Dental saves your smile, health, and wallet.
- Save yourself stress — Many dental plans cover 100 percent of preventive care, which includes things like twice-a-year checkups and cleanings. This means you can call the dentist and make an appointment without having to worry about how much it’s going to cost you. It’s covered!
Delta Dental of Colorado also offers the largest network of dentists in the nation so you won’t have to worry about finding a provider that takes your company’s voluntary dental plan. And, if seeing a practitioner causes you to have anxiety, you can work with your provider to create a fear-free experience.
- Save money — Delta Dental of Colorado works directly with network dentists to ensure reduced pricing on dental services, and your company’s employee dental coverage gives you access to these reduced-fee services. Additionally, once you’ve met your deductible, you’re only responsible for a portion of the cost — Delta Dental of Colorado covers the rest.
If a quick check-up reveals additional procedures are needed, work with your dentist to submit a pre-treatment estimate. That way you’ll know exactly what’s covered and what you’ll be paying.
What are you waiting for? Enroll in your company’s voluntary dental plan and enjoy peace of mind, a healthy smile, and cost savings!
Editor’s Note: Content updated March 2019.