Right now, approximately 27 million Americans over the age of 65 do not have dental insurance. The total senior population is expected to double by 2060, and without major insurance reforms between now and then, it’s expected there will be over 50 million American seniors without dental insurance.
Last year, some of those 27 million seniors spent a total of over $7 billion out-of-pocket on dental services. The rest simply didn’t visit the dentist whether they needed it or not.
Understandably, the American Dental Association (ADA) recently released data showing that “while untreated caries rates are dropping among American children, they are rising among adults, and especially seniors.”
With all these facts in mind, it won’t surprise you to learn that many American seniors are concerned about whether they can afford to care for their oral health. Dental Solutions recently conducted a series of interviews with seniors to discuss this and related challenges.
If you found yourself nodding along with the concerns voiced by the interviewees in the video, you or your loved ones over 65 can probably benefit from exploring the Dental Solutions discount program. It offers significant savings, between 20% and 50%, on standard and advanced services for a low monthly or annual membership fee, and it’s accepted by providers across the United States.
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