Added Insurance Benefits Help Kenosha Retirees
Over the past year Kenosha-based UAW retirees of Chrysler, through a deal that merged the auto manufacturer with Fiat of North America, regained many health benefits; including dental coverage.
This is important because many retirees are over 60 and seniors are at high-risk for a number of oral and dental related diseases and problems, as well as underrepresented when it comes to insurance.
Seniors Experienced Increased Oral Health Risks
According to the American Dental Association resource site, Mouthhealthy.org, there are a few things adults-over-60 must take extra care for when thinking about oral care.
WebMD attributes oral related problems to seniors, such as:
- Dry Mouth
- Oral Cancers
- Gum Disease (About 23% of seniors aged 65-73 have severe gum disease)
- Root Decay
- Tooth Loss
*Stats based on a 2006 CDC study
Senior Dental Care Is Especially Important
To prevent or treat many of these issues, your best bet it to maintain a regular schedule of visiting a dentist. Your dentist can keep on top of issues before they worsen, and help prevent others from even happening. While waiting to see a dentist the main things are still making things like brushing and flossing a part of your daily routine. It’s these extra steps that keep the integrity of your teeth and don’t allow things like decay and plaque to take over.
As a Kenosha and Paddock Lake based dentistry, we take pride in our community and understand the role and impact that UAW retirees had in building and serving Kenosha over the years.
We’d like to help out. We’ll work with you and your insurer to help address any dental related issues and get you back as close as possible to your best dental health.