Beam raises $55 million for a connected toothbrush that lowers dental premiums

When was your last dental checkup? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of U.S. adults haven’t sat in a dentist’s chair within the past 12 months. About 40% of them attribute this avoidance to cost, and that’s not shocking — it’s estimated that 23% of Americans, or about 74 million people, lack dental coverage.