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The cost correlation: Dental benefits may lower businesses’ overall health spend

It’s common knowledge that oral health is linked to overall well-being. What might surprise you, however, is the significant impact your employees’ oral health status can have on your business’s total health care budget. In fact, of the top 10 health conditions costing employers the most, five are linked to oral health.

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How to prevent your business from “falling back” with daylight saving

Most of us look forward to snoozing an extra hour once a year when daylight-saving time ends. However, for many people, that additional hour of sleep is where the positive effects stop. When you add the season’s colder temps and bitter weather to its darker, shorter days, you’ve got the perfect recipe for the blues. With increasing evidence that employee happiness is tied to productivity, that’s probably a recipe your business wants to avoid.

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Four ways to create a motivating workspace

Earlier this year, we shared how celebrating your employees can boost happiness and productivity. While showing appreciation for your employees is key, it’s not the only way to inspire your workforce. Designing the right work environment — from paint colors to plants — can also help motivate your employees. Check out our tips below to learn how the right office décor can uplift and encourage your team.

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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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Step o’clock: 7 ways to fit more activity into your work day

If you work a desk job, you’ve probably heard the warnings about a sedentary lifestyle at least a few (dozen) times. Many of us spend the majority of our time sitting at work. In fact, human resources managers in particular spend more than 75% of their workday sitting, on average.

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Six ways to help your enrollees overcome their dental phobia

Fear of the dentist is a very real thing. In fact, it has been suggested that dental phobia prevents between 9-20% of Americans from visiting the dentist. And, because oral health plays an important role in a person’s well-being, and overall wellness can influence workplace productivity, imagine the potential impact if 20% or even 10% of your workforce ignored dental care due to fear.

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10 scientifically-supported ways to celebrate your employees

Most businesses organize some sort of employee appreciation event every year. Why do we do it? Because other companies do it? Because social media tells us we should? Or maybe there’s a science behind it? There actually is some science behind it. Here are ways you can boost employee happiness and productivity while going easy on your budget.

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Five dentists your enrollees won’t find in our networks

This Halloween season, we’re showing you what not to expect in our networks — and that dental visits might not be so scary after all. Here are some doctors enrollees won’t find in our networks.

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Orthodontia: The original brackets

In the spirit of March Madness, let’s talk brackets. The dental kind! If you’re offering your employees orthodontic coverage, make sure you’re up to speed on your dental benefits game.

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4 ways to celebrate National Nutrition Month

Are your employees eating well? Food and drink choices can have a major impact on dental health. This March, share Delta Dental’s online resources for National Nutrition Month.

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