Dental Benefits: A Big Plus for Small Businesses

by Jason 5/14/2015 7:00 AM

Dental benefits are not just for large companies – they’re a big plus for small businesses as well.

1. Help keep employees happy and healthy.

Regardless of your business size, many employees expect dental coverage to be part of their benefits package. Individuals with dental coverage are also more likely to make a dental appointment — while only 34% of uninsured individuals report seeing a dentist at least twice a year. Delta Dental of Missouri develops our benefit plans based on current dental science research designed to keep people their healthiest and most productive.

2. Give your business a competitive edge.

When it comes to hiring new employees, dental benefits matter. According to the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) 2008 Group Purchaser Study, dental benefits are a top priority, directly behind health and retirement benefits. This sentiment continued in the 2011 study, where most employers (96%) believe dental benefits are an “essential factor” in employee recruitment.

3. Encourage preventive care for your employees.

Delta Dental of Missouri plans encourage members to visit the dentist regularly. Most forms of dental problems, such as cavities and gum disease, are preventable. Regular check-ups are essential to help detect oral health problems so they can be treated early before getting worse. The proper preventive care will help your employees maintain good oral health and avoid more extensive procedures if a dental condition is left untreated.

To learn more about how dental coverage can benefit you, your employees and your small business, visit our Plans & Products page at

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