Dr. Tiffany Shields is your Jacksonville FL dentist with new evidence of a new study that links the impact of oral care to total health care cost. It turns out that investing in your smile can reduce your total health care costs!
The study indicates that people with chronic conditions who received preventive care and treatment of gum disease had net medical and dental claims an average of more than $1,000 lower per year than claims for chronically ill people who did not receive that type of oral care. For diabetics in particular, average savings were nearly $1,300 per person when treated for gum disease.
The results of this study underscore the connection between oral care and total body health. In order to preserve your total body health and reduce the total cost of your health care over your lifetime, invest in dental health and oral care. Call your Jacksonville FL dentist today to get started on your dental care health plan!