Senior Dental Care and Insurance

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Sadly, Medicare doesn’t cover most dental care, dental procedures… or even supplies, like cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions, dentures, dental plates, or other dental devices. If dental care is not a priority for you, because traditional Medicare doesn’t cover it, you are at risk of tooth decay if left untreated.

Michelle Andrews of NPR.org does a great job of explaining the problem of senior dental care and the rare times that insurance may cover it.

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