Pregnancy brings about unique physiological changes in a woman’s body, some of which can adversely affect oral health. That’s why Delta Dental offers an enhanced pregnancy benefit to help protect women’s oral and overall health during this crucial time.
During pregnancy, women are more prone to oral health problems, including:
Unfortunately, poor oral health during a pregnancy is, in turn, associated with a greater risk for poor outcomes during childbirth, including preterm birth and low birth weight. Clearly, maintaining good oral health is crucial during pregnancy.
Keeping teeth and gums clean is of utmost importance, so Delta Dental offers one additional exam and one additional cleaning or gum care.
Pregnant women can simply inform their dentist that they’re pregnant in order to be covered for the additional services. The dentist then submits a claim along with written confirmation of pregnancy for the additional benefits to be applied.
The enhanced pregnancy benefit is included with group Delta Dental PPO™ and Delta Dental Premier® plans and with individual Basic and Premium PPO plans. Review your contract or talk to your account manager for details.
Make sure your team is aware of the importance of taking care of their oral health during pregnancy and remind them how Delta Dental’s enhanced pregnancy benefit can help.