Delta Dental's Preventive Dental Care Study, the largest claims study of its kind, found that many individuals at higher risk for tooth decay or periodontal disease aren't getting proper preventive dental care. Dental plans are designed to cover preventive care to protect against more painful, time consuming and expensive restorative care, so many of these at-risk individuals are simply not taking advantage of their benefits.
Delta Dental's Preventive Dental Care Study found that more than a quarter of children age 18 and under are at higher risk for tooth decay. Of those children ...
Additionally, the study found that nearly two million of Delta Dental's adult enrollees are at higher risk for periodontal (gum) disease, yet nearly half did not receive two or more dental cleanings per year.
This section is designed to help you learn more about what it means to be at higher risk, and what preventive dental treatments are available to help you maintain great oral health for a lifetime.