This article found at smallbiztrends.com by Annie Pilon discusses the relationship between dental health and overall health, and the benefits to employers of providing employee dental health plans so they can take better care of their oral hygiene and prevent dental emergencies.
“…for business owners, providing employee dental health care isn’t just a bonus that can make your benefits package look more attractive to employees. It can actually have a huge impact on employees’ overall health, quality of life and even their productivity at work.”
“According to the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), people without employee dental health benefits insurance reported higher incidences of a variety of other illnesses. For example, periodontal disease has been shown to make other health conditions like diabetes worse. In addition, people who have access to dental coverage are more likely to practice good preventive care, which can help keep them healthier overall.”
We know how important it is to practice good oral hygiene, and now it looks like employers are understanding this lesson as well.