As you age, you know good senior oral health is important. So you continue to brush and floss your teeth daily.
The great news is, 75% of adults over 65 retain their natural teeth. The bad news? Your risk for gum disease rises drastically as you get older. 70% of adults 65 and older have periodontal disease which can lead to infections, tooth loss and the need for dentures.
But there’s another downside to being able to maintain good senior oral health – and that’s the lack of dental insurance. Unfortunately, many older adults in Hendricks County lose their dental insurance coverage when they retire. And dental coverage is excluded or optional with programs like Medicare and Medicaid. So given this, only 32% of older Americans have dental insurance.
If you’re a Hendricks County senior, you’ll find that Medicare only pays for some dental services when they’re necessary for another covered procedure, such as teeth removal during jaw surgery. For other services like dental exams and cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions and dentures, you’ll have to pay for those expenses out of pocket.
Danville Family Dentistry understands the importance of maintaining good senior oral health. Therefore, we’re happy to offer seniors dental services through our Smile Savings Plan. While this program isn’t dental insurance, it does provide you with specific dental services for one year at an annual cost of $275.
Preventative dental services covered by this plan include:
- 2 professional dental cleanings
- 2 professional oral evaluations
- Routinely scheduled radiography or X-rays
You’ll also receive 15% off any other dental care provided by Danville Family Dentistry – that includes fillings, crowns, dentures and more. This is great news if you’re on a fixed budget since you’ll be able to save some money on these dental services.
Good senior oral health helps you keep your natural teeth longer and reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease. Plus, it’s important to protect your oral health since it may affect, be affected by or contribute to a variety of diseases and conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease.
Don’t forego dental care because you can’t afford it. Contact our Hendricks County office today to learn more about our Smile Savings Plan and sign up today.