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Can dental insurance help manage chronic medical conditions?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

In a sense, yes.  Several chronic medical conditions (including diabetes) can be partially treated and managed, even identified by regular dental check-ups and dental care. So, using your dental insurance to have a date with your dentist every six months to keep your teeth and gums so fresh and so clean can help manage certain chronic medical conditions even though the dental insurance isn’t managing the chronic medical condition directly.

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