Illinoisans say dental coverage helps them stay healthy, provides peace of mind

Posted on August 2, 2021 in Dental benefit information

New research from Delta Dental Plans Association shows that Americans value the cost-savings, peace of mind, and overall health benefits of dental insurance. A vast majority of Americans with dental insurance reported* that having coverage helps them to maintain good oral health (96%), saves money in the long run (91%), is well worth the cost (91%), and provides relief from having to worry about dental emergencies (95%). They also recognize other overall health benefits, such as peace of mind (95%) and the opportunity to lead a healthy life (93%).

The same survey showed that Illinois residents also say dental coverage helps them stay healthy. Illinoisans say dental coverage encourages better oral health habits (88%), provides them a reason to go to the dentist once a year (85%), gives them confidence in their smile (81%), saves them money in the long run (80%) and is worth the cost (79%). 

Infographic of the value of dental benefits, showing percentages

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Choosing to have a dental plan not only improves your oral and overall health, but also provides peace of mind and allows you to save money. The physical, emotional and financial benefits of dental coverage can help you live your healthiest life.

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*As reported in the results of Delta Dental’s 2020 State of America’s Oral Health Report, a nationwide analysis of consumer opinions and behaviors related to oral health.