Dental health

Discover the connection between good oral health and better overall health

Taking care of your oral health with regular dental visits plays a key role in your overall well-being. When you see a network dentist, your plan covers preventive dental care.

50% of U.S. adults over 30 have gum disease.¹

Take advantage of your dental plan to help keep your gums in check.

#1 chronic infectious disease to affect children is tooth decay.3

1 in 5 cases of total tooth loss are linked to diabetes.4

4x higher risk of stroke for people with severe gum disease.5


  1. Eke P, Dye BA, Wei L, Thornton-Evans GO, Genco RJ. Prevalence of periodontitis in adults in the United States: 2009 and 2010. J Dent Res 2012; 91(10):
  2. "Plan" may refer to insurance and/or HMO benefit plans. Policies have exclusions, limitations and terms under which the policy may be continued in force or discontinued. For costs and complete details of the coverage, please see your official dental plan documents.
  3. Children’s Oral Health,” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,, page last modified: January 7, 2011.
  4. The American Dental Association. “Diabetes.”
  5. Grau, Armin J. et al. “Periodontal Disease as a Risk Factor for Ischemic Stroke.” Stroke. 2004.


* Not available in the state of Washington.

Dental plan disclaimers

914-920. Published online August 30, 2012.

The information provided is for educational purposes only. If you have a UnitedHealthcare Dental plan, please refer to your certificate of coverage for a full description of benefits.

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