Oral wellness is the foundation for overall health, so regular visits to the dentist for checkups and cleanings are fundamental to making your smile last and preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Even if you don’t have any symptoms, dental exams are important to make sure your teeth and gums stay healthy. And if problems do occur, they’ll be easier to treat.
Current or former smoker? Lost a tooth? Have diabetes?
You could be at higher risk for periodontal (gum) disease, tooth loss, or even mouth cancer. Delta Dental makes it easy to measure your risk with a quick and easy online self-assessment in the Your Oral Health section of www.deltadentalma.com.
Help Your Dentist Help You
- See a dentist regularly. Doing so can help ensure that problems are taken care of before they become more serious and expensive.
- Choose a dentist who belongs to your plan’s network. Switching from a dentist who isn’t in the plan to one who is enrolled will likely save you money.
- Take advantage of any exams, teeth cleanings or X-rays your insurance may cover. Getting regular dental checkups, such as cleanings and exams, will help prevent dental complications or worsening of dental problems such as cavities.
- Become a partner in your dental health. Tell your dentist about yourself and your concerns, and ask questions about caring for your teeth. Make sure you also understand any treatment options your dentist recommends.