Guardian can help you support a lifetime of healthy smiles

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3 reasons children’s oral health and dental care matter

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    What’s happening: On average, 34 million school hours are missed each year because of major or unplanned dental care.1

    Why it matters: The impact this has on a child’s learning and socialization, and working parents may need to take time off work.

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    What’s happening: Nearly 9 in 10 parents say their children’s oral health is important and generally they prioritize their children’s oral health above their own.2

    Why it matters: Show employees they are valued by supporting what they care about.

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    What’s happening: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that dental visits for children have increased steadily over the past two decades.

    Why it matters: Dependent dental coverage helps make these visits possible, while also helping families save—a big deal when dental costs account for about 20% of a child’s total health care expenses.3

Every February in the US, Children’s Dental Health Month promotes the benefits of establishing good oral health habits at an early age

Support the oral health of employees and their families for the long term with benefit features like Early Smiles® 100% coverage for kids

Supporting smiles from the inside out

Did you know that oral health can impact mental health, and vice versa? And that dentists can spot physical, as well as mental and emotional wellness challenges related to oral health? That's why offering dental benefits along with mental wellness benefits may be a way to further support employees and families.

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Our commitment to supporting oral health extends to employees and their families. Find out how.

1 CDC.gov, Division of Oral Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, January, 2021

2 Dental fundamentals In-demand dental benefits that support well-being, Guardian Edge, 2022. P. 7

3 Kids and Dental Health: Rising Costs and Struggling State Programs a Dangerous Mix, Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)

DentalGuard Insurance is underwritten and issued by The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY. Products are not available in all states. Policy limitations and exclusions apply. Optional riders and/or features may incur additional costs. Generic Policy Form # GP-1-DG2000, et al; GP-1-DEN-16; DG7-P. The state approved form is the governing document.

1 CDC.gov, Division of Oral Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, January, 2021

2 Dental fundamentals In-demand dental benefits that support well-being, Guardian Edge, 2022. P. 7

3 Kids and Dental Health: Rising Costs and Struggling State Programs a Dangerous Mix, Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)

DentalGuard Insurance is underwritten and issued by The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY. Products are not available in all states. Policy limitations and exclusions apply. Optional riders and/or features may incur additional costs. Generic Policy Form # GP-1-DG2000, et al; GP-1-DEN-16; DG7-P. The state approved form is the governing document.