A trend we are seeing, and proven out by a 2017 report from the ADA, is that millenials are not seeing a dentist as often as they should.
Many, perhaps most, people are more diligent with their dental care when they are a part of their parent’s dental plan and their parent takes them to the dentist regularly. Parents want the best for their children so they make sure that child sees the doctor and dentist regularly while growing up. According to the ADA study, only 30% of millenials seek comprehensive dental care for millenials.
As the child ages into adulthood, and the “real world”, health insurance and dental insurance becomes their responsibility and many choose the least expensive and least comprehensive plan. They have a new job and are likely on the front end of their earnings so they cut corners where they can. At this stage, comprehensive dental care for millenials doesn’t feel like a real concern because they’ve had good oral hygiene so far.
The ADA study found that decaying teeth and gum problems make one in three young adults aged 18 to 34 reluctant to smile, and about 20% have cut back on socializing because of this. A shocking 28% claim that the appearance of their teeth and mouth often create reluctance to interview for a job. Even more alarming is that about 38% of millenials find life in general less satisfying due to mouth and teeth issues.
Leaving your parent’s insurance doesn’t have to be this kind of stressor. At Creative Dentistry, we take most dental insurance plans, offer CareCredit financing, and even have our own in-house savings plan to help deliver comprehensive dental care for millenials. Call us today to see how we can help you.