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By Faith Ashmore, Benzinga

Many Americans neglect oral health due to the high costs and a misguided belief that it is less important than other parts of their body. The reality is that oral health is critical to not only mental well-being but also to overall health. Studies show that people who have all or most of their natural teeth at age 70 live longer than those who have fewer than 20 of their natural teeth. Good oral health also acts as a defense barrier for diseases and bacteria that can lead to infections.

Despite these reasons to prioritize oral health, 68.5 million adults in the U.S. dont have dental insurance. Not all workplaces provide dental insurance, and it can be a high out-of-pocket expense for individuals and families. What most people dont realize is that dental savings plans like those offered by DentalPlans.com can be used as an alternative to dental insurance or in addition to dental insurance. A dental savings plan is a subscription-based program that provides plan members with discounts on dental services from participating dentists. Plan members report average savings of 50%* on their dental care.

Although you cannot combine a savings plan and insurance for the same procedure, you can use them for different procedures within the same treatment plan. For instance, if you require a root canal and a crown, you can utilize your insurance for the crown and your savings plan for the root canal. Alternatively, you have the option to use the savings plan for both procedures since it does not have the annual limits that insurance typically imposes. Whether you have depleted your insurance for the year or you didnt have insurance to begin with, dental savings plans can be a unique alternative.

Unlike dental insurance, which typically involves monthly premiums, copayments, deductibles and coverage limits, dental savings plans work on a fee-for-service basis. Plan members pay an annual or monthly fee and gain access to discounted rates for various dental procedures and treatments. By paying a single, affordable annual fee, Americans can enjoy year-round discounts at the dentist with no restrictions on how much they can use or save with the plan.

DentalPlans.com 25 Years Of Serving Over A Million Customers

DentalPlans.com is celebrating its 25th anniversary and has helped over a million customers save on their dental plans since its launch in 1999. The company started as an online marketplace for dental savings plans but has now expanded to offer both dental savings plans and insurance.

In 2023, DentalPlans.com launched an online plan finder, which asks users a few quick questions and then provides them with personalized plan recommendations in minutes. For people who are overwhelmed by the plethora of plans available online and dont know where to begin, DentalPlans.com makes it simple and hassle-free.

The company started as a way to connect people with affordable, quality dental care. Oral health is essential to overall health and wellness, and DentalPlans.com is making it easier for Americans to get the quality care they deserve.

Featured photo by Freddy Mishiki on Unsplash.

DentalPlans.com, founded in 1999, is a leading online marketplace for dental savings plans in the U.S., helping more than a million people to affordably access quality healthcare services. Our mission is to empower consumers with the tools, information, and services that they need to live happier, healthier lives.

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*Discount Health Program consumer & provider surveys indicate average savings of 50%. Savings may vary by provider, location, and plan.

*Sample savings are based on zip code 43614, actual costs and savings may vary by service and geographical area.

Dental savings plans are not insurance.

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