In the age of COVID-19, we’ve found out just how important health care coverage is for everyone. Covid-19 has upended the way we take care of ourselves, our loved ones, and our work families. And, dental care isn’t an exception.
We often take our oral health for granted, and many people don’t even think about it until they are in pain—even more so during a global pandemic. It’s become normal to think about our mouths and our teeth as completely separate from the rest of our body. But at Delta Dental of Colorado, the state’s largest dental benefits provider, we know that oral health is very closely related to overall health, and preventive dental visits are important to maintain not just a healthy mouth but a healthy body as well.
Americans lose more than 164 million hours of work to dental disease, and people with dental benefits are 73% more likely to visit the dentist. Regular dentist visits can detect signs of nutritional deficiencies, general infection, or even more serious systemic diseases. Delta Dental makes it easy to find a dentist anytime, anywhere. Three out of four dentists nationwide participate in Delta Dental’s networks, which offer employees choice and cost savings.
Because preventive care is 100 percent covered under most dental plans, dental issues can be addressed before they become costly problems that require time off. Additionally, more than 120 diseases can cause specific signs and symptoms in and around the mouth and jaw, like swollen or bleeding gums, ulcers, dry mouth, bad breath, and metallic taste. Regular dental exams may help dentists detect diseases earlier, potentially allowing for early diagnosis and early treatment. Overall, dental benefits can improve employees’ health and help manage health care costs.
Delta Dental offers small business owners access to quality benefits from the nation’s leading dental benefits carrier—the same benefits that large groups offer. More than 130,000 employer groups across the country have chosen Delta Dental, which means we cover more than one in three Americans. By making dental plans hassle-free, business owners can focus on the important things, like growing and managing their businesses during a global pandemic.
About Delta Dental of Colorado
Delta Dental of Colorado is a nonprofit dental benefits company with a mission to improve the oral health of the communities we serve…something we take very seriously. We give our more than 1.3 million members the power to use and manage their dental benefits easily. Through our innovative plans, large dentist network, and expert customer service, we make dental care accessible, affordable, and simple, leading to a healthier smile and life. And through our foundation and corporate social responsibility initiatives, we are active in the community and give to organizations that support our mission and help expand access to quality dental care. Creating healthy Colorado smiles is what drives us. To learn more about Delta Dental of Colorado, visit www.deltadentalco.com.