Category: Enrollee oral health

The surprising ways a smile keeps hearts pumping

No matter employees’ opinions about Valentine’s Day, the holiday gives you a chance to remind your workforce to take care of their hearts — both the physical and emotional kind. Promoting oral health is a great place to start. Check out the unexpected ways a healthy smile is linked to a healthy heart.

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3 ways to help prevent oral cancer

Oral cancer. If you had to guess how common it is, what would you say? Many of us would probably put it near the bottom of the list. Surprisingly, in 2018,  together, cancers of the mouth and throat ranked sixth among the most common cancers worldwide While that’s an alarming number, there are steps that you can take to help prevent your workforce from contributing to this tragic statistic.

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Why living “a dog’s life” might benefit your smile

Dogs can teach us a lot about life — unconditional love, loyalty, living for the moment. But what if the beloved family pet could show your employees a thing or two about oral health? In comparison to humans, dogs rarely get cavities. While most of the reasons are beyond a canine’s control, we can still learn a great deal from dogs about keeping our own smiles healthy.

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Tackling orthodontics

With football season just around the corner, it seems fitting to tackle a popular, yet often misunderstood topic — orthodontics. If you’re offering your employees orthodontic coverage, make sure you’re up to speed on your dental benefits game.

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Benefit tips for enrollees to pack for vacation

With summer vacation season heating up, you may worry about the impact this could have on managing your group’s dental benefits. We’ve got good news — with these packing tips you can also relax knowing that Delta Dental benefits have your enrollees covered.

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You’re covered with dental plans for non-eligible employees

Did you know 42% of Americans wish they saw their dentist more often? Or that 23% of Americans don’t have dental coverage that could make it easier for them to see their dentist for regular, affordable care?

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Emerging technique to stop tooth decay offers new dental solutions

A medication called silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is allowing dentists a unique opportunity to offer an affordable, painless and significantly less risky solution to one of this country’s most prominent oral health issues — cavities.

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What do St. Patrick’s Day and dental insurance have in common?

While we’re all for responsible celebration, Dr. Page Barden, one of our network dentists, reminds us that “any time you mix alcohol with revelry, your teeth could suffer.”

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New, stronger evidence to support gum disease and heart disease correlation

The dental industry has been aware of the correlation between periodontal disease and a range of overall health issues for years, but there is new, more significant evidence to support the correlation between oral bacteria and heart disease.

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The tooth about implants

With 3 million Americans opting for dental implants, it’s a good idea to know the facts about this popular procedure.

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