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Dental Care & Your Overall Health
Dental Care & Your Overall Health
Dental Care & Your Overall Health
Dental Care & Your Overall Health
Dental Care & Your Overall Health
Dental Care & Your Overall Health
Dental Care & Your Overall Health
Dental Care & Your Overall Health
Dental Care & Your Overall Health
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Dental Care & Your Overall Health

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Dental care infographic showing how dental care & your oral health affects your overall health. Studies link gum disease to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, breast cancer & more.

Dental care infographic showing how dental care & your oral health affects your overall health. Studies link gum disease to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, breast cancer & more.

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  • 1. Individuals and even some health care professionals remain unaware of the risk factors and preventive approaches for many oral diseases, and they do not fully appreciate how oral health affects overall health and well-being.9 Several recent studies have associated gum diseasewith other conditions and diseases such as respiratory, cardiovascular, diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes and breast cancer.<br />
  • 2. Gum Disease <br />Bacterial infection that breaks down gum tissue and can cause tooth loss and serious health problems.<br />Types of Gum Disease <br />Gingivitis: A mild form of gum disease which causes the gums to become red, swollen and bleed easily.<br />Periodontitis: An inflammatory disease that affects gum tissue and interferes with other systems of the body.<br />
  • 3. Fast Facts<br />• A poll of 1,000 people over 35 revealed 60% of adults knew little, if anything, about gum disease.2<br />• More than 8% of American adults between the ages of 20 and 64 suffer from periodontal disease.3<br />• Nearly 75% of American adults suffer from various forms of gum disease & don’t even know it.4<br />
  • 4. Related Diseases<br />
  • 5. Related Diseases<br />
  • 6. Related Diseases<br />
  • 7. Related Diseases<br />
  • 8. Related Diseases<br />
  • 9. 5 Barriers to Oral Health<br />More than 50% of uninsured Americans skipped necessary dental care visits during the last year due to financial burdens.1<br />While 172 million Americans under 65 have private health insurance, only 45 million of them have any sort of dental plan.8<br />Accessing oral health is difficult for those living below the federal poverty level and for children covered by Medicaid.9<br />Dental coverage largely determines access to oral healthcare, but many people often do not have dental insurance or discount dental plans.9<br />Even with coverage, people frequently do not get needed services due to a lack of providers accepting public insurance.9<br />
  • 10. 10 Oral Health Solutions<br />Brush 2x daily.<br />Floss daily.<br />Dental checkups, 2x a year.<br />Chew sugarless gum.<br />Skip late-night eating.<br />Drink green tea.<br />Eat foods with polyunsaturated fatty acids (e.g., salmon & peanut butter).<br />Stop smoking.<br />Keep up with dental appointments.<br />Use discount dental plans.<br />
  • 11. In today's economy, many people are looking for ways to save on their dental care. DentalPlans.com offers our members more choices, more value and more savings. <br />Since 1999, DentalPlans.com has offered comprehensive and affordable dental savings plans to individuals, families and groups. Our discount dental plans may be used as alternatives to dental insurance options or along with existing dental insurance plans for even more savings on most dental care procedures. Whether you need individual dental insurance, family dental insurance or group dental insurance, the discount dental plans from DentalPlans.com are affordable alternatives and easy-to-use solutions.<br />Join a plan today & get a free prescription card with coupon code INFOGRAPHIC<br />Enjoy savings on prescription drugs at participating pharmacies including Costco, Kmart, Target and more.<br />SOURCES: 1. 2009 Harris Interactive/HealthDay Poll 2. Harris Interactive 3. National Institutes of Health 4. American Dental Hygienist Association 5. British Dental Health Foundation 6. Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry 7. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment Journal <br /> 8. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 9. Institute of Medicine <br />

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