Healthy teeth can mean a lifetime of bright smiles. You want that for your kids, and providing dental insurance can help.

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 42% of children ages 2 to 11 have cavities in their primary teeth.1 More than 20% of children ages 6 to 11 have cavities in their permanent teeth.2

To help keep your kids cavity-free and avoid pain or suffering that comes with tooth problems, they should visit the dentist regularly and start preventive dental care early.

How kids’ dental insurance can help

A good insurance plan often provides the following:

  • Exams and X-rays to find potential problems
  • Fluoride treatments to prevent cavities
  • Identification of bite issues (possible need for braces)
  • Emergency help for toothaches or accidents involving the teeth
  • Advice on brushing, flossing and diet

Purchasing dental insurance for your children helps to ensure they have access to the professional care they may need, and helps you manage the costs.

Humana offers family dental plans 

If you’re a current Humana dental plan member, you may be able to add a dependent to your plan at any time. If you’re looking for a family dental plan, Humana offers a broad range of plans with varying levels of coverage, many with low monthly premiums. To see plans and prices in your area, check out our Humana Insurance Company dental insurance page.

Sources

  1. “Dental Caries (Tooth Decay) in Children Age 2 to 11,” National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, last accessed September 12, 2019, https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/research/data-statistics/dental-caries/children, opens new window.
  2. “Dental Caries (Tooth Decay) in Children Age 2 to 11.”

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