We understand that getting to the dentist can be hard, especially for senior citizens. Only about 50% of seniors have been to the dentist during the past 12 months. Even more alarming is the fact that 23% of seniors haven’t had a visit to a dentist in 5 years or more. This percentage is even higher among those who do not have Florida dental plans for seniors.
Dental Health Risks for Seniors
Seniors are more especially at risk for dental problems because
- Seniors are more at risk for depression, physical injuries, and disabilities that can affect their ability to maintain optimal oral hygiene practices.
- The decrease in abilities of touch, sight, smell, and taste that many seniors experience can decrease the likelihood of detecting serious dental and oral problems such as periodontal disease, or oral cancers.
- Many seniors live alone, as their loved ones have either passed away or live elsewhere. In this case there is no one to encourage proper hygiene, or to detect signs of oral health problems.
Seniors’ Obstacles for Dental Care
Even though seniors are at risk for oral health problems, there are challenges of getting to the dentist regularly. Not the least of these challenges is limited financial resources. Without employment, many seniors find themselves without Florida dental plans to help cover the costs. This is where a membership in the All-In-One Dental Plan can help.
Dental Plans for Seniors
The All-In-One Dental Plan can help you if you are a senior citizen. With our selection of Florida dental plans, you can receive free and significantly discounted dental services from providers that participate in the program. With plan membership, you’ll receive two free cleanings and exams each year, plus discounts on services needed by seniors, such as
- Crowns and bridges
- Periodontal care
- Root canals
- Teeth whitening
Our monthly membership fee often pays for itself and more within the first one or two visits. The All-In-One Dental Plan solves the challenges of having dental plans for seniors.