Will dental insurance one day be key to mental health and Alzheimer’s prevention?

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A new study has potentially linked gum disease with the development of this form of dementia. When consumers purchase dental insurance, it’s usually to help to prevent cavities or cover expensive oral procedures. That said, a new study has potentially connected the Alzheimer’s disease risk with a bacteria associated with gum disease. The study was published in the Science Advances journal, presenting a new understanding of dementia. Thought it’s too early for consumers to start rushing to buy dental insurance to help preserve their future cognitive function, this study has…

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UK versus US dental insurance

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Dental insurance helps to cover the cost of dental care. In the UK, dental insurance is much less common than in the USA, as many people rely on the National Health Service for their dental care, while in the USA there is no state-funded health system and fees are consequently considerably higher. UK dental insurance Dental insurance is sometimes provided by companies and employers as part of an employee benefits package and individual policies are also available. Dental insurance policies may provide cover for NHS or private dental treatment, but…

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Is the United States facing a dentist shortage?

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A dentist shortage has been identified in the United States – particularly in areas where there are higher levels of poverty – and it is now being predicted that this problem will only increase by 2014 when the Affordable Care Act goes into full force. Thousands of Americans are visiting emergency rooms every day to obtain treatments for dental problems that are considered to be entirely preventable. For example, in 2009, there were over 830,000 E.R. visits for just this type of problem, such as tooth abscesses that make it…

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