Three ways to show you care about remote employees' health

Even when they work outside the office, you can help employees maintain good oral health. Here are a few ways you can go the extra mile to contribute to their overall health.

 

Offer a dental plan with a strong nationwide network

A large nationwide network provides discounts and protections to your employees. It also allows them to choose from a wide selection of dentists, making it easier for all your employees – including those moving to a new city – to find a participating dentist.

Delta Dental has one of the largest networks with 3 out of 4 dentists participating nationwide.1

 

Help them find a dentist in a new city 2

If you have an employee that recently moved:

  • Encourage them to ask their new neighbors, friends or even their previous dentist for recommendations.
  • Outline the benefits of choosing a dentist that participates in your plan’s network.  
  • Pass along a dentist search tool. Delta Dental’s Find a Dentist tool and mobile app make it easy to search for a dentist.

 

Give regular oral health tips3,4

You can start by encouraging employees to grab mouth-healthy snacks and drinks like cheeses, nuts, milk, fruits and veggies instead of candies, cookies, cakes, potato chips, dried fruits, sticky foods and sugared drinks. Suggest a daily routine where employees plan meals and snacks just as they would if they were working in the office.

 

Sources:

1 https://www.deltadental.com/us/en/protect-my-smile/dental-benefits/dental-insurance/employee-dental-insurance-coverage.html

2 https://www.deltadental.com/us/en/protect-my-smile/basics/choosing-a-new-dentist-.html

3 https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/diet-oral-health#2

4 https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/nutrition/good-foods-slideshow