A healthy mouth is important for overall health. That’s why it’s important to use your dental benefits, including regular dentist visits.
Health through Oral Wellness is a unique feature of your dental plan that adds custom benefits based on your oral health needs.
Here’s how it works: a participating Delta Dental network dentist will conduct a clinical risk assessment during your regular dentist visit. The assessment measures the risk and severity of gum disease and tooth decay and assigns scores for each. If your scores are high enough because these issues are present or likely, you may unlock additional benefits.
Additional benefits may include extra cleanings, fluoride varnish, sealants, and periodontal maintenance treatments. Some of these can be done during the same visit or at a future appointment.
Because oral health is connected to certain medical conditions, you also qualify for additional cleanings for things like diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and pregnancy with Health through Oral Wellness.
Ask your dentist about a Health through Oral Wellness risk assessment at your next visit.
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