Let us share a scenario that happens all too often. A guy is at work when he notices a dull pain in one of his teeth. He figures it will go away, so he just ignores it. Over the coming days and weeks, it gets worse. He knows he probably needs to have it checked out, but it costs a lot of money to see a dentist. So he waits.
The problem worsens, eventually causing him to require a much more expensive procedure than he would’ve initially required. Not to mention, the pain and anxiety he’s experienced for what’s now been months has negatively impacted his overall health and quality of life, not to mention is productivity at work.
As it turns out, avoiding proper dental care can result in much more upsetting outcomes than just the need for a filling or a root canal. In fact, evidence has shown that there’s a strong correlation between dental health and one’s overall health and wellbeing.
And, according to the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), people who don’t have dental insurance are 67 percent more likely to have heart disease, 50 percent more likely to have osteoporosis, and 29 percent more likely to have diabetes than their insured counterparts.
That’s why it’s so important for people to have proper dental care. And it’s even more essential for business owners to offer dental coverage, even as a voluntary benefit, to help make getting the care they need more accessible and affordable for workers.
By offering this valuable benefit, you not only help your employees improve their dental health. You also give them an advantage towards better overall physical health, all while increasing the productivity of your business.
When they get the care they need, they miss less work. They’re happier and more productive when they’re at work. And they have the sparkling smile to prove it.