Oral health is a key part of overall health— but for too many Americans it is unaffordable and out of reach. Access to dental benefits can help prevent serious issues associated with poor oral health, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are hard at work developing legislation and negotiating on the details of policies that they will pass through a “budget reconciliation” process this fall. Medicare dental coverage is on the list of what should be included, but it is not guaranteed and the policy details are still being set. Which means we need continued advocacy to keep Medicare dental coverage in the budget. See the “Three Things You Should Do Right Now” below to take immediate action for a dental benefit in Medicare Part B!