When retirement is on the horizon and you’re itching to enjoy it, make sure to keep oral health top of mind. The importance of proper dental care and dental coverage continues throughout all stages of life!
In fact, older adults face a unique set of oral health changes. These can include an increase in cavities, dry mouth, receding gums and more, making it especially important to stay vigilant about maintaining a healthy smile.
Tooth decay is the most prevalent chronic disease among those 65 and older.
Preventive care is essential for keeping teeth strong and functional. Regular checkups and cleanings are some of the best ways to avoid cavities and gum disease or to catch them early before they require costly treatments.
Unfortunately, many older adults don’t keep regular appointments. This may be due to the fact that many Americans lose their benefits when they retire if they previously had coverage through their employer.
If you’re about to retire – and it looks like your dental benefits are, too – visit DeltaDentalMN.org/shop to find the perfect plan for you. We have plans that fit all needs and every budget. And, with our plans, you’ll have coverage to the largest network of dentists nationwide, and the same high-quality dental coverage that you had with an employer plan!