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An Enduring Smile

Senior Dental InsuranceDental Care for Adults 65+

As a senior adult, dental care may be an overlooked aspect of your general health. However, a healthy mouth makes a big impact on your well being, which is why it’s important to make smart choices about diet and lifestyle. This includes seeking regular dental care.

You have unique dental needs and challenges. Whether you have your natural teeth, implants or dentures, you can take control of your oral health. Even if you don’t have dental problems, you’re still at risk for getting cavities, gum disease and mouth cancer.1 Adults are also more likely to have deteriorating filings and receding gums.

Plus, these issues may not cause pain or discomfort until they’re advanced. The nerves in your teeth can become smaller with age, making your teeth less sensitive to cavities and other problems.

Don’t leave your oral health to chance. Regularly visit the dentist to prevent problems with your mouth. Remember, when you visit the dentist’s office, you’re not just getting your teeth cleaned. Dentists examine your mouth to check for a variety of oral health issues, from cavities to oral cancer. They can also recommend dental care items, such as toothpaste for sensitive teeth, which are geared toward your specific dental needs.

Dental Insurance for Seniors

If you’re like many adults over 65, dental insurance isn’t a part of your health coverage, even for those with Medicare. Nevertheless, you have dental plan options.

UnitedHealthOneSM offers two dental plans.

  • Dental PremierSM is for senior adults who prefer to keep their out-of-network dentist.
  • Dental ValueSM is for those who prefer to access a dentist from the nationwide UnitedHealthcare Dental Network, which has the lowest premium of our dental plans.

Why Dental Coverage from UnitedHealthcare?

The advantages are clear. With UnitedHealthcare dental coverage, you can choose from over 182,000 network dentists.2 The result can be significant discounts on quality care, and you never file a claim form. That’s a definite advantage for many adults 65+ on a fixed income.

In-network preventive services have no waiting period and include oral evaluations, X-rays, routine cleanings and more. And preventive care is 100% covered. This means you can apply for individual dental insurance today and visit your dentist for a cleaning tomorrow.

If you’ve never shopped for individual dental insurance before, we can help. Our licensed product advisors are available six days a week to answer your questions and walk you through the application process. They’ll ask you a few questions to better understand your needs and then recommend a dental insurance plan. The process only takes a few minutes.

Take care of yourself. Take care of your oral health. For a personalized dental insurance quote, call (800) 944-4699 to speak with a licensed Product Advisor, or get a quote online in just 30 seconds.

1 American Dental Association, “OralLongevityTM Questions and Answers,” (undated). 2 As of 2/2012. Dental Provider’s, Inc. Network availability may vary by area.