A trip to the dentist is one of the best ways to help children have a successful school year. This is unfortunately because the high cost of dental care has been linked to frequent school absences and learning problems.
Even when they are in school, kids with painful dental health issues find it hard to concentrate on schoolwork or complete their homework. This, along with problems such as sleeping, eating and socializing can have a significant, negative impact on a child’s ability to succeed.
With savings of 10-60% on dental care from a nationwide network of dentists, including pediatric specialists, dental savings plans, also known as dental discount plans, help make dental care more affordable for all. Along with savings on restorative dental care, many of these plans include free or very low fee rates for basic preventive care such as cleanings and checkups.
The effects of dental disease continue into adulthood. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, gum disease affects 80 percent of American adults. And, according to an article on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website, employed adults lose more than 164 million hours of work each year due to dental issues. Recent studies have associated gum disease with medical conditions such as respiratory infections, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, some cancers and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
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