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Benefits of Dental Care Go Well Beyond Clean Teeth


  02:55:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 221 words,  
Categories: Dental, Research, Preventive care

Benefits of Dental Care Go Well Beyond Clean Teeth

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Dental checkups do much more than giving your teeth a good cleaning. Through twice-yearly exams, a dentist can monitor the condition of the teeth and gums to spot subtle changes that may need attention.

But that's only the half of it. Research shows that people who get their teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke.

Nor do the benefits end there: Many dentists also use these routine visits to check for signs of cancers of the lips, tongue, and cheek, in addition to other oral cancers, says Todd Coy, DMD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Dentistry.

“Evaluation of the oral cavity, including the soft tissues, is part of my exam when patients are in the office for a checkup,” he says. “There are very few downsides to more frequent screening.”

In the first quarter of 2018, MedBen will be rolling out an enhanced version of its dental plan. MedBen PreceDent will offer lower costs through network care, as well as such value-added enhancements as dental implants and periodontal scaling. And of course, preventive care (which includes those twice-yearly exams) is covered in full.

If you'd like to get more information about how MedBen PreceDent promotes dental care that goes beyond the obvious, contact Vice President of Sales & Marketing Brian Fargus at

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