Dental Insurance and the Power of Planning
Take control of your dental health in retirement. People have always recognized the need to plan for health care expenses in retirement. But until recently, planning for dental care — and the high costs that come with it — wasn’t even part of the planning conversation. But that’s changing. Today, more people are taking control and planning ahead for dental expenses — and making dental insurance part of their retirement plan.
The increased demand for dental insurance as part of a retirement plan is greatly due to the fact that we’re living longer. And unlike it was 50 years ago, when nearly half of older Americans lost their natural teeth, advances in preventive care and treatments have allowed us to keep our teeth longer. Because of the connection between our dental and overall health, good dental care remains important throughout our lives.
“Dentistry Advocates Aim To Fill Medicare Gaps,” by Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News, khn.org, March 6, 2017