Dental Health

Brush Up On Your Dental Benefits Before Kids Head Back to Class

Back-to-school season is a great time to make sure kids are up to date on preventive services that help keep their teeth and gums healthy. Your dental benefits make it easy for everyone covered by your plan to get the oral health care they need. Be sure to log in to your online account to learn more about services covered by your plan, as well as to see your plan’s deductibles, maximums and the benefit dollars you have remaining for the year.

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Read on for more ways that having Delta Dental coverage benefits you:

1. Saving money. Visiting a Delta Dental network dentist helps keep your out-of-pocket costs low, since network dentists agree to pre-established fees. Delta Dental network dentists also can’t balance bill you for covered services (i.e., billing patients for the difference between their regular fee and the pre-established fee). Think of the notebooks, backpacks and books you can buy with those extra dollars.

2. Care where you need it. Delta Dental has some of the largest networks in the country, so there is a good chance your dentist is in one or more of our networks — good news if your child is headed back to school in a different state.

3. Covered preventive services. Most Delta Dental plans cover preventive services such as exams and cleanings at 100 percent, meaning no out-of-pocket cost to you. Preventive services help keep your child’s mouth happy and healthy.

4. Better overall health. Dental benefits improve your overall health in addition to your oral health. Studies show that people with dental benefits are more likely to visit the dentist, and people who visit the dentist regularly are more likely to report good overall health compared to those who don’t keep regular dental appointments.1   With good oral health comes good overall health, which can lead to less sick days from school.

1   2014 Delta Dental Oral Health & Well-Being Survey