Early detection for oral health issues such as gum disease and oral cancer. Gum disease is associated with diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Oral health has been proven to be correlated with overall health. Good oral health gives a person the ability to smile, speak, chew, and show feelings and emotions.
Whether you lost your dental benefits at retirement or are looking to obtain them for the first time, Delta Dental is here to make sure you get the dental care that you need in all stages of life. With many older adults neglecting dental care, gum disease is prevalent within 68% of those 65 years or older, while 20% have untreated tooth decay, according to the CDC. Delta Dental not only covers preventive care at 100%, we also drastically reduce the cost of dental procedures, resulting in a healthy and stress-free lifestyle.
Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General. Washington, DC