According to Blue Cross Blue Shield Health of America, serious dental health conditions like root canal, periodontal disease and gingivitis often coincide with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, anemia and other health conditions along with higher overall healthcare cost.
*Source: BCBS Health Index 2016, only includes dental conditions identified through medical claims.
**For more information, see: https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/basics/index.html; https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/h/heart-disease-and-oral-health
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