Dental savings plan website DentalPlans.com has developed a guide to help Medicare beneficiaries better understand how to access dental services.
The brief guide includes information on the benefits of oral healthcare, including good dental hygiene as a way to help prevent heart disease and stroke. It also gives a list of Medicare plans that include and exclude dental coverage.
For instance, the guidance states that original Medicare doesn't cover regular dental care or treatments, and that only some Medicare Advantage plans offer a dental benefit. It also points beneficiaries to alternative ways to save on dental care if their Medicare plan doesn't provide adequate coverage, such as supplemental dental insurance or dental savings plans.