Seniors today are more vital, active and engaged than in any time in history. In fact, seniors today represent 13% of the nation’s population and by 2030, will be 50 million strong. What a joy it is to retire and enjoy your senior years. Perhaps you travel, watch grandchildren grow and take advantage of all you’ve worked for.
One of the keys to enjoying retirement is, of course, good health. Yet with retirement ending employer-sponsored dental benefits, seniors need to become their own health advocates.
The cost – both health-wise and financially – of forgoing insurance and thus preventive dental care can be catastrophic.
- Seniors often take medications that cause dry mouth, leading to tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss.
- Poor oral health affects a person’s ability to chew, speak, smile and maintain adequate nutrition.
- Without regular dental care, many adults seek care in costly emergency care.
One rule remains imperative: Seniors continue to need regular dental care to protect their oral and overall health.
Educate yourself about the ever-changing marketplace. Insist on expert dental benefits and seek quality care from providers you trust. And check out our dental benefit plan offerings to see if one works for you.