Delta Dental of Colorado
Did you know that a dentist or dental hygienist can spot early signs of 120 diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and several forms of cancer? Or that 90 percent of systemic diseases have symptoms in and around the mouth? At Delta Dental of Colorado we are working with partners across the state to better inform businesses, health professionals and the public about how closely connected oral health is to overall health. By taking care of your oral health, you can help prevent or better manage many serious chronic health conditions. And you can increase your chances of living a long, healthy and productive life. Oral health isn’t just a personal concern. The societal cost to poor oral health is staggering. At Children's Hospital Colorado, four of nine surgical rooms are devoted to dental procedures. An average of 10 dental operations are performed there each day – more than 3,500 in a year – that are almost entirely preventable with better oral health habits. Nationally, the number of hospital emergency room visits related to oral health more than doubled since 2000, costing the healthcare system $1.6 billion each year. Our coalition includes dentists, family physicians, health foundations, business groups and many more. How can you help? If you are an employer, encourage your employees to see their dentist or dental hygienist regularly. If you are a medical institution, educate your health professionals the connection between oral and overall health. For more information, visit www.deltadentalco.com/wellness.
6465 Greenwood Plaza Blvd; Ste 900
Centennial, CO 80111
Member since: 2018