Good Oral Health Leads to Better Overall Health
Regular dental checkups are about more than just cleaning your teeth and checking for cavities. Patients who take care of their teeth and visit a dentist regularly tend to be in better overall health. For example, the treatment of periodontal disease may help control the blood sugar levels in diabetics, cut the risk of delivering a preterm, low-birthweight baby, and limit the severity of heart disease. Dentists can also detect early signs of oral cancer and reduce the amount of plaque and bacteria in the mouth.*
*American Academy of Periodontology. Accessed August 2019.
How to Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy
- Eat a well-balanced diet
- Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste
- Floss at least once a day
- Avoid smoking
- See a dentist regularly
How Dental Blue Helps Keep You Healthy
Dental Blue’s comprehensive coverage includes regular dental checkups at no cost* to you. We also have one of the largest networks in country, making finding care easy anytime you need it.
*Check your plan for details.
*The number of locations and unique dentists is accurate as of 1/1/19.
Our Enhanced Dental Benefits Offer Additional Support
We offer a condition-specific total health solution, with a complete program focusing on at-risk members with qualifying medical conditions. Through claims and data analysis, we're uniquely able to identify members who would benefit from additional, specific support, including full coverage for preventive and periodontal services that have been connected to improved overall health. To take advantage of Enhanced Dental Benefits, tell an in-network dentist if you qualify.
To apply for Enhanced Dental Benefits, ask your doctor to complete the Enrollment Form, then mail it to the listed address.
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