People often overlook oral and eye health when they’re thinking about health insurance. That’s probably not a good idea: After all, people need their mouths to eat, drink, and talk. And they rely on their eyes for almost everything else they do.
The fact is, dental and eye health are essential to our overall wellbeing. Many serious conditions can be detected in their early stages by an eye exam, including diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension. Oral exams can be just as revealing: More than 90% of all common diseases have oral symptoms. And the importance of oral health goes beyond detection.
It’s hard to consider yourself a healthy and happy person when your eyesight is impaired, or you’re worried about what’s happening with your teeth.