Dental coverage equals a good value

Considering whether to get dental coverage for the upcoming year? Trends show that U.S. adults and children with dental coverage are more likely to see the dentist for preventive care than those without coverage.

In fact, more than 9 in 10 American adults say having dental coverage gives them a reason to go to the dentist at least once a year, according to our research.1

Adults who visited the dentist in 2020

with dental coverage

without coverage

Children who visited the dentist in 2020

with dental coverage

without coverage

But what do you get from dental coverage, beyond regular checkups? The vast majority of those with dental coverage say they experience a wide range of benefits. Here are just a few of them:

95% peace of mind

93% lead a healthy life

91% cost savings

Choosing to have dental coverage and get regular checkups saves money by helping identify issues early and avoiding costly and complex procedures. Preventive checkups are generally covered 100% by most dental plans. In addition, dental coverage provides access to a network of dentists who have agreed to accept fees lower than they’d typically charge.

Taking care of your teeth and gums also benefits your overall health. Research shows a connection between oral health and conditions such as dementia, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, Crohn’s disease and HIV. During a routine exam of your mouth and jaw, your dentist can potentially detect early warning signs of these diseases — leading to earlier diagnosis and treatment.


Having dental benefits supports your overall health and helps you live your healthiest life. There are affordable options for dental coverage available. To learn more or to find an in-network dentist, visit


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