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Healthy mouth and healthy body

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The latest research indicates that when it comes to spotting the early signs of disease, a dentist can prove just as beneficial to a patient as a doctor. More than 300 diseases have early symptoms that can be detected in the mouth, so visiting the dentist regularly may not only preserve a healthy smile; it may also lead to the early diagnosis of more serious illnesses. Maintaining good oral health may also help to prevent certain diseases.


Dentists can spot the early stages of mouth cancer during a routine examination, which underlines the importance of regular check-ups. According to the British Dental Foundation, the chances of curing mouth cancer are much greater if the disease is caught quickly.


Dental is one of the most popular benefits on Westfield Health’s cash plans. A dental benefit is included on all plans, enabling you to claim money back towards the cost of check-ups and treatment with either an NHS or private dentist. This benefit helps to provide more choice for people seeking immediate treatment and eases concerns about paying dental bills. Some of Westfield’s plans include a dental trauma benefit that offers money back towards treatment carried out as the result of an accidental injury to teeth.

Health cash plans: News update: 21 October 2009