Believe it or not, but almost third of all people in the U.S. haven’t visited the dentist even once this year. That makes sense because, after all, they are just teeth and gums, right? Wrong!

In this blog, HealthMarkets reviews why you ought to give yourself the tools to protect yourself. More than 800,000 emergency room visits each year are the result of preventable dental issues. Proving that dental issues are much more than cosmetic!

Researchers believe the bacteria left to fester in our mouths can eventually move into our lungs, brains, and bloodstream. In fact, poor oral health has been linked to:

  • Heart problems
  • Diabetes
  • Fertility issues
  • (And even) Dementia

So what can you do? Of course, you should practice good dental hygiene at home. May as well do everything within your control to help curb potential issues. Remember to:

  • Use mouthwash to rinse
  • Floss before brushing and
  • Brush your teeth often

But is that enough? HealthMarkets reviews:

The more you see your dentist the more potential there may be to discover problems. That sounds bad, but it’s good if things get caught early on. Plus, seeing a dentist regularly can actually prevent problems. It seems like going would be worth it just for peace of mind!

So why don’t a third of Americans go to the dentist at least once a year? (Especially if they know the consequences of not going.) Maybe,

  • They hate going to the dentist
  • The list of health issues doesn’t concern them (for some reason)
  • And just maybe, it has more to do with money

Truth be told, not going won’t really save you money. In fact, the longer you wait to fix issues the more they inevitably cost. That’s why getting dental insurance is so important!

Whether you are new to dental insurance or trying to figure out whether to switch to a new plan, HealthMarkets reviews all of your options so that you can make the best choice for your pearly whites!

Give us a call at (800) 642-0607 and let our professionals find you a plan that helps to make your teeth shine a little brighter! There’s no question that you’ll be in good hands since HealthMarkets reviews your individual situation to provide you with low cost dental options that meet your budget.

Now let’s get brushing!

Still not sure? Check out our HealthMarkets Reviews for dental plans.

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