Why choose Dental Insurance?
In addition to helping you achieve a bright smile, proper dental care is important to your overall health and may help to prevent other serious health risks.
Most Americans have had cavities at some point in their lives and many leave tooth decay untreated but serious diseases including oral cancer and gum disease are also directly caused by not receiving proper dental care.
When detected early, oral cancer can be treated and survival rates are very high. Left untreated gum disease can cause a myriad of medical illnesses ranging from oral cancer, heart disease, diabetes, respiratory ailments, pre-term birth, skin diseases, thyroid problems and leukemia (1)
In addition to the serious risks to your health, the medical conditions caused by poor oral health care can result in illnesses which create lost time at work and missed school hours.
It is no wonder that dental insurance is one of the most requested insurance benefits for Americans. Dental insurance enables families to access the dental care they need and manage the costs for preventive care as well as routine and major dental services.
For pricing, benefit information and to enroll, contact the IAFF-FC Insurance Division toll-free at (866) 423-3757.
(1) According to the American Dental Hygienists Association (2008)