How a dental plan helps lower medical costs

How a dental plan helps lower medical costs

See the link between oral health and overall health.

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Research continues to associate oral health with overall health. Gum disease may have a potentially significant effect on systemic health, and the implications for cost of care and quality of life can be staggering.

For example, did you know that when a dentist diagnoses periodontal (gum) disease, other serious health problems may also be lurking? If oral disease is left unchecked, it may result in health complications that take a real toll on quality of life for an affected employee. Those problems can also be a drain on your, and your employeesʼ, health dollars.

The good news is that treating oral diseases like gum disease may improve overall health and lessen complications with other medical conditions. Regular routine oral care helps address minor problems before they become major, and more expensive to treat. That’s why Cigna is always working to develop and deliver solutions that include highly effective dental coverage. It’s good for your employees’ health, and good for your company’s bottom line. The Oral Health Integration Program is just one of the many services we offer. See all the ways we can keep your employees healthy.

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Important insight

If oral disease is left unchecked, it can affect an employee's overall health and ultimately, your bottom line. That's where the Dental Oral Health Integration Program® comes in.


Group dental plans are insured and/or administered by Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company or its affiliates. Plans and insurance policies contain exclusions and limitations and may not be available in all areas. For costs and details of coverage, contact a Cigna representative.