Business Insider (5/2, Loudenback) reported that although data indicate “over a third of US adults are more concerned about covering health costs in retirement than paying off debt and affording lifestyle expenses right now,” only “about half have a financial plan in place for the future.” In addition, Business Insider stated that dental care costs are among some of “the most overlooked health costs in retirement.” 

The Motley Fool (5/3, Backman) added, “That said, 75% of people with a health savings account, or HSA, do have a plan for covering future medical costs.” The article discussed HSAs, noting they can be used to pay for “common medical expenses,” including dental care. 

The Oral Health Topics on and provide information on aging and dental health for dental professionals and patients

Dentists can refer patients to, ADA’s consumer website, for a guide to finding and paying for dental care.

Note from Loftin: For those who don’t have dental insurance, check out our in-house dental plan, The Club!