Healthy Workplace

Why Dental Benefits are Essential for a Healthy Workplace

August 8, 2017

Did you know that oral health plays an important role in overall well-being and can promote a healthy workplace? Research has shown a strong connection between poor dental hygiene and a multitude of serious health conditions. For example, gum disease has been linked to cardiovascular disease, strokes, heart attacks, diabetes and pneumonia. So, when an employee starts neglecting their teeth, they could be increasing their risk of experiencing other health problems.

But how does this affect the workplace?

Believe it or not, dental work can directly impact your employees, and thus, your company as a whole. Whether someone experiences a minor toothache or a major dental problem, oral issues can account for lack of productivity, missed work days and poor employee morale. All of which can lead to increased costs for your company. And with the majority of adults having a cavity at least once in their lifetime, it’s likely that many of your employees can benefit from having easy and accessible dental care. At Dental Select, we believe that good oral health is essential for creating a healthy, happy workplace.

When your employees utilize their Dental Select benefits, preventive care is included. That means twice a year check ups and cleanings that can help protect them from health problems and diseases. And if you aren’t sure what’s included in your company’s dental plan, give us a call or contact us. We’d be happy to review it with you and answer any questions. Together, we can encourage a well-established oral care routine that can help lower the risk of serious diseases, avoid costly dental procedures and keep your company healthy.