Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and practicing preventive health maintenance includes paying attention to oral health. Having a dental plan that covers your preventive care dental visits and also provides coverage for other basic and major dental services is a smart way to protect your health and the health of your family. Unlike medical plans which are subject to an Annual Open Enrollment period, you can enroll in a Dental Blue insurance plan at any time during the year.
Now that you’ve gotten your health insurance in place for 2017, consider enrolling a dental insurance plan. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina offers dental coverage for individuals under 65 as well as Senior plans. Seeing your dentist on a regular basis does more for your health than give you a pretty smile. In fact, regular dental check-ups can tell your dentist a lot about your overall health and whether or not you may be developing certain health conditions.
According to the Academy of General Dentistry, there is a relationship between gum disease and certain health conditions such as heart disease and stroke. Research suggests that oral health very often mirrors the condition of your body’s overall health and many other diseases like leukemia and diabetes actually show symptoms in the mouth, such as swollen gums, ulcers, and dry mouth. Seeing your dentist on a regular basis allows your dentist to monitor changes and developments that could alert them to more serious health issues.
For more information on North Carolina insurance coverage, please visit our website at www.nchealthplans.com or call our toll free number 888-765-5400 and speak with one of our experienced and professional agents.