The connection between oral health and overall health is indisputable, but the benefits from dental wellness programs have flown under the radar. Employers can now take advantage of proactive wellness programs aimed at preventing and improving outcomes.
Research in the group dental market has long suggested that oral health is integral to overall health. There is no doubt about the existence of a direct or dotted line connection between poor oral hygiene and serious medical complications, which can inflate long-term costs for employers and employees alike. The good news is that there is dental coverage available with strong dental wellness programs designed to “nip” dental disease in the bud. These programs can help improve health and demonstrate that the organization cares about the well being of their employees, which also can generate corporate goodwill in the process.
Source: Reprinted from www.hrmreport.com.