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Hypertension Study Highlights Usefulness of Good Dental Coverage


  11:09:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 203 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Dental, Research, Hypertension

Hypertension Study Highlights Usefulness of Good Dental Coverage

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Lowering hypertension risk isn't simply a matter of exercise and diet... it also helps to practice good dental habits, a new study suggests.

According to HealthDay, researchers reviewed medical and dental records of more than 3,600 people diagnosed with high blood pressure, and found that those with gum disease were less likely to achieve healthy blood pressure targets and respond to hypertension medications, compared to people with good oral health.

Studies like this demonstrate why, in addition to being one of the most affordable benefits, dental coverage is also one of the most practical. A dental checkup can detect a range of health problems, from diabetes to the onset of dementia. And people who get their teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis actually lower their risk of heart attack and stroke.

Earlier this year, MedBen introduced an enhanced version of its dental plan. MedBen PreceDent offers reduced costs through network care, as well as such value-added services as dental implants and periodontal scaling. And of course, preventive care (which includes twice-yearly exams) is covered in full.

MedBen PreceDent offers valuable care at a reasonable price. Learn more about its advantages by contacting Vice President of Sales & Marketing Brian Fargus at 888-627-8683 or

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