Apple Valley, Minnesota (PressExposure) September 21, 2011 -- As a cost effective alternative to conventional dental insurance, Dakota Dental Family Dentistry is offering a Senior Dental Benefit Program for individuals who are 62 years of age or older. This Senior Dental Benefit Program provides extensive preventative dental services along with additional benefits for one low annual fee.
Upholding the importance of good dental services and their effect on overall health, Dakota Dental Apple Valley Dentistry would like seniors to be aware of their unique oral health concerns. Tooth root decay develops more quickly as individual's age. Frequent fluoride treatments minimize this risk along with tooth cavities. Because the natural cleansing process of salivary production slows down later in life, plaque build-up increases and makes routine cleanings and dental procedures even more important. Professional dental cleanings also help to prevent periodontal disease or bone loss which is the leading cause of tooth loss in older adults.
To maintain good oral and general health while preventing damage to teeth and the need for more costly dental procedures later on, Dakota Dental Clinic's low cost Senior Dental Benefit Program provides $514 worth of annual preventive dental services for a low annual program fee of $299 - a savings of $215.
Dakota Dental's Senior Dental Benefit Program includes two exams, two professional cleanings, two fluoride treatments, up to four x-rays per year and a $98 credit towards periodontal prophy. Participants also receive 15% off needed restorations and dental procedures including tooth colored fillings, crowns and bridges, periodontal procedures, teeth whitening, dentures, full mouth x-rays, dental implants and denture stabilization.
Apple Valley dentists, Dr. Shelley Wakefield and Dr. Bennett Isabella, are reminding the community that oral health affects an individual's entire life. Good nutrition, clear speech and a pleasant appearance are important to physical and mental well being and depend on healthy teeth and gums. With routine, professional dental services, it is possible to enjoy a high quality of life and keep your teeth for a lifetime.
Additionally, Dakota Dental Family Dentistry would like to gently remind those with dentures that a dentist is the only one qualified to provide denture services. Professional training enables a dentist to evaluate an individual's total oral health and its relationship to general health. In addition to a broad medical background, dentists study oral anatomy, facial structure, general and oral pathology, psychology and dental materials.
Dakota Dental Apple Valley Family Dentistry serves the southern Minneapolis/Saint Paul suburbs. Located in the Pennock Professional Building in Apple Valley, Minnesota, Dakota Dental Center provides comprehensive dental work including, but not limited to, preventative dental services, restorative dental procedures, dental implants, periodontal disease treatment, dentistry for kids, low anxiety dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign and dental emergency services.