These days older adults are keeping their teeth for much longer than previously. Gone are the days when dentures are an inevitable step as they were for many of our grandparents! Today we are much better informed about the benefits of regular dental visits and maintaining good oral health at any age. We know it’s a long-term game. But affording regular dental care in your golden years can be easier said than done. That’s why dental savings plans for seniors can be a great option.
Unfortunately, oral health issues can increase with aging. Older adults can be more susceptible to conditions such as gum disease, root decay, dry mouth, tooth loss and tissue inflammation. When good oral health is so intrinsically linked to our overall health and wellbeing, tooth and gum problems can easily affect quality of life and the ability to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
Affording Dental Care
Dental cover can be an expensive additional option to insurance coverage that many seniors cannot afford, especially when their premiums rise with age. Managing the cost of regular dental visits can be tough on a retirement income. Some people delay or cut back on appointments because of this, only to find that their oral health issues become worse and require additional treatment.
To help provide a solution to affording regular dental care, McIntosh Dental offers Smilesaver. An ideal dental savings plan for seniors, it requires small weekly payments which build up over time and can be used for your regular dental treatments. You don’t have to worry about how you will pay a lump sum dental bill because the small weekly payments are built into your budget.
Setting up Smilesaver for an older family member can also be a great present and a way to make sure they are taking good care of their teeth in their golden years. We get in touch to schedule appointments when they are due so it’s as convenient and easy as possible.
Joining Smilesaver includes great member benefits, including a $50 welcome credit to your account. The funds never expire and we send out regular updates to keep you up-to-date on your savings.
Smilesaver is the smart, convenient way to continue to afford great dental care and preserve your oral health and quality of life. It works with your fixed income to take the stress out of paying your dental bills.