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Looking for dental insurance for seniors in Oregon can be tough. With so many companies trying to sell their product, and with the cost or oral care going up, it's essential to have good coverage for all your dental needs. 

Finding Dental Insurance in Oregon

HealthMarkets Insurance Agency understands how important it is to find dental insurance, and we're here to help. With more than 3,000 licensed agents ready to assist you, finding dental care doesn't have to cause you stress. We're ready to help simplify the process for you today.

Importance of Dental Care for OR Seniors

In addition to having health insurance or finding coverage with Medicare, it's important to also make sure to find coverage for your dental health. Unfortunately, because health insurance and Medicare don't cover senior dental care, only 2% of older Americans actually have this coverage. Here are some issues that seniors across the state (including Oregon) must face when finding dental insurance:

  • Loss of dental insurance after retiring
  • Medicare doesn't cover dental services, or coverage varies by state
  • Out-of-pocket expenses for dental services are too high
  • Limited supplemental coverage
  • Limited access to dental care in nursing homes

Because of these reasons and more, dental coverage has been difficult to access for older Americans. This has led to a number of dental health problems, including 30% of seniors having untreated cavities. With dental insurance, you'll have coverage to receive the dental services you need without facing costly out-of-pocket expenses.

Your Oregon Dental Insurance Coverage

Typically, dental policies cover a number of different types of dental services. Your unique plan can tell you how soon you'll be able to receive coverage for a particular services after the waiting period ends. There are seven types of dental services you can get coverage for:

  • Preventive Care: Routine cleanings
  • Restorative Care: Fillings, crowns
  • Endodontics: Root canals
  • Oral Surgery: Tooth removal 
  • Orthodontics: Retainers, braces
  • Periodontics: Scaling, root planning
  • Prosthodontics: Dentures, bridges

Finding affordable dental insurance can be easy with the right insurance agency. When you contact HealthMarkets, you'll be amazed by how easy it is to connect with a licensed agent and find the right dental insurance for your needs. 

OR Seniors Find Affordable Dental Plans at HealthMarkets

One call to HealthMarkets puts you in touch with a licensed representative who will assist you in your search. Just let us know what kind of coverage you want and what you can afford and we'll match you with dental insurance for seniors in Oregon that works for you. Our service is free and takes all the guesswork out of your decision. Call us at (800) 360-1402 or visit us online for more information.

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Sources:

Senior Living: http://www.seniorliving.org/healthcare/senior-dental-care/
NADP: http://www.nadp.org/Dental_Benefits_Basics/Dental_BB_3.aspx

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