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From the Experts

Benefits of Regular Dental Exams

Not everyone enjoys going to the dentist. However, did you know that having a regular dental checkup can detect other health problems you may not even be aware of?

According to the American Dental Association more than 90% of all systemic diseases have oral manifestations, including swollen gums, mouth ulcers, dry mouth and excessive gum problems. 

Some of these diseases include:

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  • Diabetes
  • Leukemia
  • Oral cancer
  • Certain types of Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease


Having a regular dental exam can catch the early signs of gum disease. Research has shown gum disease has links to other medical problems including:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Kidney & Pancreatic Cancer 
  • Heart Disease
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Increased risk of premature birth

Tips for better oral hygiene: 

  • Brushing your teeth for two to three minutes - twice a day. 
  • Flossing daily to remove plaque from places your toothbrush can’t reach. 
  • Eating a healthy diet 
  • Avoiding cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. 
  • Seeing your dentist immediately when you have any unusual oral symptoms like bad breath, mouth sores, red or swollen gums or sore jaws

Many Dental plans cover x-rays at least once a year under preventative benefits and exams plus general cleanings twice a year with no waiting periods or cost to you. 

Sample Rates for Individual/Family effective 3/1/17

Individual $35
Individual + Spouse $69
Individual + Child(ren) $90
Family $125

If you have any questions or would like more information on available dental plans please contact Creekstone Benefits at (740) 967-0210.