JUNO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On October 15th, open enrollment for Medicare will begin. Millions of Floridians will once again face the challenge of finding the right Medicare coverage, including the need to decide between Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans. While the primary focus will be on medical and prescription coverage, it is important not to ignore the potential impact of dental coverage.

Most Medicare participants fail to understand Medicare does not include routine, preventive dental procedures that are critical to longevity and overall health. Currently, Medicare benefits only apply to surgical dental procedures carried out in hospitals. As a result, seniors must either pay for dental services completely out-of-pocket or try to find a Medicare supplement that provides high-quality, affordable and accessible dental care.

Unfortunately, this is extremely difficult. Most Medicare dental supplements are low-cost and poorly designed. In addition, these plans have very limited networks of inexperienced dentists. 

“We know many seniors in this situation, which is primarily why we offer our In-House Kleer® Savings Plan,” commented Dr. Greg Riley at Juno Beach Smiles.  He continued, “With this plan, they don’t have to choose between working with experienced and knowledgeable dentists and affordability. Our Kleer® Savings Plan gives seniors both friendly, personalized care and a predictable, monthly fee.” 

Furthermore, the negative impact of poor dental care on the overall health of seniors can be significant. A range of statistics tell the story: 

  • Only 29% of seniors have dental coverage.
  • 1 in 5 adults aged 65 or older have no natural teeth remaining, and complete tooth loss becomes twice as prevalent by age 75.
  • People who still have 20 or more teeth at age 70 are significantly more likely to have a longer lifespan than those with fewer teeth.
  • 70% of adults over the age of 65 have advanced periodontitis. This is the leading cause of adult tooth loss.
  • In Florida, over 3.1 million senior citizens struggle with periodontal disease – a disease that has been strongly linked to heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and other serious conditions.

While dental membership plans, like the in-house Kleer® Savings Plan, have existed for more than 20 years, most patients are unaware of this option. At the same time, ease of use and enrollment are two of the most significant benefits. Other facts to know about the Kleer® Savings Plan at Juno Beach Smiles include:

  • All routine preventive care is included at a fixed cost per month of as low as $20 per month.
  • A 10% discount is available on all other services.
  • Benefits are available immediately without any waiting period.
  • There are no annual limits, deductibles or co-pays.

As seniors consider the benefits of the Kleer® Savings Plan, it is important to keep a couple of dates in mind. Open enrollment for Medicare starts on October 15, 2021, and ends December 7, 2021. This is the time to drop an existing dental supplement that is not working and to enroll in a better form of coverage. Families interested in learning more should feel free to contact Juno Beach Smiles via their website or by calling 561-622-7243.

Contact Information:

Website: https://www.junobeachsmiles.com/

Dr. Greg Riley
Juno Beach Smiles
13700 US-1 #201
Juno Beach, FL 33408

Candy Chaney, Client Relations
TNT Dental
2100 North Collins Boulevard
Richardson, TX  75080

Primary Media Contact: 
Candy Chaney
 [email protected]

SOURCE Juno Beach Smiles

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