No one enjoys going to the dentist, but there’s no dispute that regular dental care is essential for good health and well being. Tooth decay and gum disease can lead to pain, poor nutrition, social isolation and even medical problems involving your heart. So it makes little sense that our current insurance systems for seniors provide little if any coverage for dental care. Traditional Medicare provides no dental coverage. Medicare Advantage plans may lure you in with the promise of dental insurance but in fact they are usually grossly inadequate. Medicaid recipients can get coverage in a dental emergency, but even that is not universal in all states. Given the significant costs often involved with dental procedures, this means that all too many seniors go without care- which can dramatically affect quality of life and ends up costing our health care system more in the long run. Isn’t it time to demand better dental coverage for our growing senior population? To find out more, open wide and Read Here.