What do you do to promote good oral/dental health among your employees? Even if your benefits include dental insurance, your workers may not be getting the care they need. The reason has less to do with the costs of care and more to do with their fears. According to a new survey of 1,000 workers, given the option of root canal or another activity:
- 57% would rather spend 1 hour in a room with 10 spiders.
- 54% would rather sing the national anthem at a sports game.
- 53% would rather have a snake in their lap for 15 minutes.
- 41% would rather go swimming with sharks.
Consider bringing in a dentist for a fun, low-key lunch and learn to help take the fear out of root canals and other dental procedures. Help them see the value of a little pain now that could prevent a lot of pain, big costs, and even tooth loss down the road.