New Study Finds Link Between Dental Insurance and Improved Overall Well-being

Delta Dental poll finds Americans with dental insurance have better oral health habits, healthier lifestyles, and financial benefits 

GLENDALE, Ariz. (Sept. 23, 2020) — As communities continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining good overall health is of the utmost importance, which is why Delta Dental of Arizona is shining a spotlight on oral health’s connection to overall health. A new Delta Dental poll1 highlights the overall health and financial benefits that dental insurance provides and reminds Americans that Delta Dental is the perfect partner in achieving optimal oral and overall health.

“According to a new poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans have experienced the positive effect dental insurance can have on oral and overall health. In fact, 86% of people surveyed said that dental insurance allows them to lead a healthy lifestyle. The same percentage of people noted that having dental insurance encouraged them to have better oral health habits too,” said Tiffany Di Giacinto, director of marketing and communications for Delta Dental of Arizona. “We encourage Arizonans to remain focused on their health and find a dental insurance plan that meets their needs, helps them save money and enables them to receive care from dedicated dentists across the country.”

In addition, the Delta Dental poll found that many Americans also recognize the financial benefits that dental insurance provides. A substantial majority know that having dental insurance:

  • Saves them money in the long run (80%);
  • Is worth the cost (75%);
  • and provides discounts pre-negotiated with their dentist (71%)

In fact, in 2019, Delta Dental of Arizona’s pre-negotiated discounts saved Arizonans visiting an in-network dentist more than $145 million.2

Selecting a dental plan that is right for you
Learn more about selecting a dental plan that is right for you by visiting the Delta Dental of Arizona Blog at Topics include:

  • How to choose a dental plan
  • The value of dental insurance
  • Medicare dental insurance coverage
  • Understanding your “Explanation of Benefits”
  • Common dental insurance terms to know

To learn more about Delta Dental of Arizona’s individual and family plans available this open enrollment season, visit


About Delta Dental of Arizona
Delta Dental of Arizona is the leading dental benefits provider in Arizona, serving more than 1.2 million enrollees and more than 3,500 contracted dentists across the state. Passionate about oral health and its importance to generations of families, Delta Dental of Arizona has worked for more than 45 years to improve oral health by emphasizing preventive care and making dental coverage accessible to a wide variety of employers, groups and individuals. Since 2010, Delta Dental of Arizona, through its Foundation, gave $7 million to support oral health education and disease prevention programs for underserved and uninsured communities across the state. For more information about Delta Dental of Arizona, visit

1The Adult’s Oral Health & Well-Being Survey was conducted between December 30, 2019 and January 11, 2020 among a nationally representative sample of 1,055 Americans ages 18+. The margin of error is +/- 3.02%

2Delta Dental of Arizona internal data, 2019