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Why dental insurance is a smart choice for students

With dental insurance, your teeth can last a lifetime

As a student, dental insurance is a great idea—whether you have health insurance through your parents or work; you’re covered on your own; or you don’t have medical coverage at all.

Dental insurance can help you manage the costs of emergencies, preventive care and more. It’s important to have now because taking care of your teeth and gums now will pay off big later in life.

Keep up those regular dentist visits

You may be past the age when you expect a lot of cavities, but dental care is still essential. Dental insurance can help college students better manage the cost of regular visits to the dentist.

Here are a few reasons why regular dental care is essential for students:

  • Doctors tell us that healthy teeth and gums can help maintain a healthy body.
  • Hormonal changes during the student years can make your gums extra sensitive, which may lead to infrequent brushing and flossing. As a result, plaque and tartar can build up.
  • If you’re active in sports, expert dental advice about a mouthguard can help prevent injury.
  • Dental braces can make brushing and flossing difficult, leaving your gums open to disease and infection.
  • A tongue or lip piercing can increase your chance of a cracked or chipped tooth, gum injuries or even nerve damage.

Here are some examples of Humana dental plans you can choose from, depending on your state and your unique needs:

Dental Preventive Plus

This dental PPO plan offers low deductibles, has no copayments and provides coverage for many preventive procedures. This plan does not require a dentist selection.

Dental Value plan

This dental plan has low copayments for many dental procedures, and no waiting periods. It requires that you select a primary care dentist.

Loyalty Plus plan

This dental plan rewards loyal members by increasing benefits from years one to three, including more coverage on services like routine exams, root canals and crowns.

Simple Choice plan

This dental plan is easy to understand, with fixed costs for services and no deductibles.

Dental Savings Plus plan

This discount plan is not insurance, but could help you save on many services including dental, vision, Rx, hearing or alternative medicine.

Did you know?

You can save up to $35 when you combine dental and vision!

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