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, treating periodontal (gum) disease may help control blood sugar levels for people with diabetes, lower the risk of certain complications during pregnancy, and limit the severity of heart disease. Dentists can also detect early signs of oral cancer and cut down the amount of plaque and bacteria in your mouth.
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
1The number of locations and unique dentists is accurate as of 1/1/18.
Our Enhanced Dental Benefits Offer Additional Support
Our Enhanced Dental Benefits offer additional support for members with diabetes, coronary artery disease (CAD), or oral cancer, and women who are pregnant. This program includes full coverage for extra preventive and periodontal services that have been connected to improved overall health and help prevent oral infection and inflammation. To use these benefits, members can tell an in-network dentist that they qualify for Enhanced Dental Benefits.
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