Article submitted by Dental for Everyone
It is amazing how few people actually have dental insurance. The number of people with any type of health insurance is not that high. Those lucky enough to have it through their employer often have to get anything other than catastrophic coverage on their own. Very few businesses offer their employees vision or dental coverage too. A lot of other medical problems can start with poor dental hygiene and too few people visit their dentist regularly. Medical doctors do not tell their patients to see a dentist either, they must be afraid they will not have all the problems they now have and will not need them as much.
Many dental groups are getting together and talking with insurance companies so they can offer the best dental insurance to people who do not have coverage from work. They understand that most people cannot afford to have the procedures done that are needed for the health of their teeth and gums. If you do not have dental coverage currently, talk to your dentist and see if he or she can help you find a plan that will fit in your budget and cove you for the work you need done.
If you are currently covered but would like the options available to you through a dental ppo, see which plan your dentist is working with and find out how you can get on it. Many companies are now making it possible for an individual to have insurance that does not cost them an arm and a leg.