The Importance of Dental Hygiene
There are a number of reasons to take good care of your smile and they aren't superficial either! In addition to improving self-esteem, research shows that developing and good oral hygiene habits can improve both your physical and emotional health starting in childhood and lasting your entire life.
Gum Disease & Heart Disease
Doctors are still learning about the link between gum disease (periodontitis) and heart disease but we know that tooth loss patterns correlate to instances of coronary artery disease and that bacterial infections in the gums quickly travel to the heart where they can damage heart valves. Routine dental care may reduce your likelihood of developing heart disease according to this article by The Mayo Clinic.
A Healthy Smile Improves Self Esteem
Improving your smile has been shown to increase self-esteem which has a number of benefits beyond "just feeling good" about yourself. According to Psychology Today,people with healthy self-esteem and healthy smiles are: not afraid of conflict, are more assertive, are not afraid of setbacks and less fearful of failure.
Good Hygiene Teaches Good Behavior
A 2018 paper published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) linked teaching oral hygiene habits like tooth brushing with improved behavior. Teaching children to take care of their teeth also teaches them to self-regulate their own behavior and to take better care of themselves well into adult-hood.
Coverage is available any time of the year and many carriers will allow you to apply online without even speaking to an agent.
This link will take you to Humana.com to quote and apply for coverage there. You can also contact us with the form at the left for a customized quote and comparison between several carriers.
What To Look For In Coverage
Applying for Dental Coverage is a very straight forward and easy process. You are not restricted to open enrollment periods and most carriers offer competitive rates in all fifty states. If you already have a dentist or are planning on major dental procedures in the near future, there are a few things to consider though. In this video, I'll walk you through some of the considerations that I use when helping my clients choose the right dental plan.
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