It’s common knowledge that oral health is linked to overall well-being. What might surprise you, however, is the significant impact your employees’ oral health status can have on your business’s total health care budget. In fact, of the top 10 health conditions costing employers the most, five are linked to oral health.
Fear of the dentist is a very real thing. In fact, it has been suggested that dental phobia prevents between 9-20% of Americans from visiting the dentist. And, because oral health plays an important role in a person’s well-being, and overall wellness can influence workplace productivity, imagine the potential impact if 20% or even 10% of your workforce ignored dental care due to fear.