What's Behind a Smile?

Dental Health
By: Spirit Dental
January 2, 2015

Kid smiling running through sprinkler

For 23 percent of children ages 2 to 11, it’s untreated tooth decay. Dental caries, commonly known as tooth decay, is the most prevalent chronic disease among children and adults despite being largely preventable. The startling reality is that nearly half of all children ages 2 to 5 years old have never visited a dentist and 59 percent of adolescents ages 12 to 19 have dental decay in their permanent teeth, while 12 percent of all adults ages 20 to 64 have neglected to see a dentist within the past five years. Add to these figures the 18 percent of seniors 65 years and older who have tooth decay that is untreated and we can see just how far reaching the scope of this disease truly is.

Poor access to dental care is a nationwide issue estimated to affect nearly 85 million Americans, and despite slowly increasing within the last few years employer covered dental insurance is an unmet necessity for many, as 48 percent of employers do not offer dental insurance options to their employees. While factors such as income, race and education level play heavily into the equation, lack of employer covered dental insurance continues to be a key contributor in decreased access to dental care. Spirit Dental’s mission is to provide dental coverage at industry leading prices, offering exclusive insurance plan options not available through any other company.

Spirit Dental is here to help bridge the gaps standing in the way of healthy, happy smiles. The inspiration of Tom Mayer, founder; “Spirit Dental provides three cleanings covered at 100% on its insurance plans. Other individual dental insurance plans only cover 2 cleanings. Combined with our industry leading $3,500 annual maximum per person per year, Spirit Dental’s benefits really pack a punch!”. With no waiting periods on preventative, basic or major services and guaranteed acceptance with open enrollment, Spirit Dental is truly unparalleled in the dental insurance industry.

Spirit Dental’s Family Dental Insurance plan enables policyholders to select their own dentist, covers implants and major services and allows for an industry high of three cleanings and two exams for each family member per year. Under the Family Dental Insurance plan, policy holders can choose from $1,200, $2,500 or $3,500 maximums. Created with an emphasis on prevention and maintenance, the family dental plan is an excellent option for families currently without dental insurance or who may be searching for a more cost effective family dental plan.

Children’s Dental Coverage plans are available through Spirit Dental with the same great options for dentist selection, no waiting periods, guaranteed acceptance, and three cleanings per year with implant and major service coverage. What makes our children’s plans stand out is our emphasis on preventative programs. we believe that early checkups and educational programs are the key to maintaining your child’s dental health.

Spirit Dental’s Individual Dental Insurance plan offers individual dental care at a range of prices perfect for self employed individuals and those without dental coverage provided through an employer. For pricing and package options, please reference the link above.

Offering comprehensive, affordable Senior Dental Plans with no age limits, Spirit Dental’s Senior Dental insurance plan provides extensive coverage for major services, features high calendar year benefit maximums of $1,200, $2,500, or $3,500, includes three cleanings per year with no waiting periods and guaranteed acceptance, and the option to select your own dentist. For further information regarding the Senior Dental Insurance plan please reference the link above.

Spirit Dental would love to be a part of what makes your smile shine, and with easy to find enrollment information available online, access to affordable dental insurance plans is just a few clicks away. Please visit www.spiritdental.com for open enrollment and quote options, or give us a call at 800-620-5010, we would be happy to assist you!


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