Aside from the impact on heart health and cardiovascular strength, we now know that oral care has a positive impact on total health care expenditures as well. A new study that reports on the impact of oral care on total health care cost, making oral care an important investment for your financial future. Sedaros Oral Facial Surgery is your Melbourne FL oral surgeon resource for optimal oral health and reduced 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 that were on average $1,038 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 $1,279 per person when treated for gum disease.
The results of this study underscore the connection between oral care and total body health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic conditions account for 75% of health care costs, so oral care preventing the development of chronic disease simply makes sense.
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 Sedaros Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to make an appointment today!