A healthy smile is important—not only for oral health, but for overall health, too. In fact, your dentist can detect up to 120 symptoms of non-dental diseases—including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and osteoporosis—during a routine oral exam.1
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy with regular visits to your dentist can help prevent more serious oral health problems that could require more expensive treatments.
Having dental coverage helps you get the care you need to stay healthy. It can also help keep your overall health care costs down. After all, good health starts with a healthy smile!
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1 Little, James W., Falace, Donald A., Miller, Craig S., & Rhodus, Nelson L. (2008). Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.