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Dental Health and Wellness

You take pretty good care of your teeth by brushing and flossing daily. You don’t have any major dental issues. So do you really need to see the dentist every six months? Yes!

In addition to preventing painful and costly dental problems later on, regular dentist visits can detect signs of nutritional deficiencies, general infection or even more serious systemic diseases. More than 120 diseases can cause specific signs and symptoms in and around the mouth and jaw. But a dentist doing regular check-ups can spot symptoms that could indicate serious health problems elsewhere in the body. Periodontal (gum) disease, for example, has been linked to a host of health problems, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.


One way Delta Dental of Colorado is working to improve the oral health of the communities we serve is through our dental risk assessment tool. was developed to help you make the connection between the health of your teeth and gums to your overall health. We encourage you to take this survey, then take the results with you to discuss with your dentist at your next check-up.

Tools for Employers

We are proud to offer a communications toolkit for businesses to increase their employees' utilization of their preventive dental benefit. Our Employer Communications Toolkit gives you direct access to newsletter articles, blog posts, infographics, and other tools to help your employees understand the importance of oral health. By emphasizing prevention, we strive to reduce the amount of employees who develop painful and costly dental problems or other systemic diseases. For more information, contact your account manager.

The oral health information on this website is intended for educational purposes only. You should always consult a licensed dentist or other qualified health care professional for any questions concerning your oral health.

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