According to a 2014 study conducted by the American Dental Association, more than 1 in 5 adults have not visited a dentist in the past few years. Reasons include cost (40.2%), the perception that preventative care isn’t needed (32.7%) and lack of time (14.1%).1
Group dental plan costs
Even though the average monthly cost per employee can be as low as $10 or less, there are a number of factors that go into a group dental plan rate, including:
Included in most group plans, preventative care plans typically include exams and cleanings twice a year, and X-rays once a year. Preventative care can prevent more expensive procedures down the road, such as surgery, fillings, root canals, dentures and crown - and is important to overall health.
Of course, preventative care starts at home. Take the time to brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day – and don't forget to floss.
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