Healthy employees make happy employees. Your employees appreciate that you provide dental benefits, but unfortunately, they may not be taking full advantage of their coverage. A recent Delta Dental study of more than 97 million claims revealed that only half of adults at higher risk of periodontal disease received two or more recommended dental cleanings per year, even though all of Delta Dental's benefit plans cover at least two cleaning or maintenance appointments each year.
The study also found that higher-risk children are often not receiving protective preventive treatments. Sealants and fluoride are often covered under your dental plan, and receiving these treatments can prevent future restorative work that is more expensive, more painful and costs time off work for dental visits.
Encourage your employees to protect their oral health and use their benefits to seek preventive dental care. Common oral health problems can be prevented or easily managed if discovered early and treated appropriately.
Download our printable flyer on Protecting the Oral Health of Your Employees. We also have printable flyers on Fluoride, Sealants and Periodontal Maintenance that are great resources for educating your employees about preventive dental care.