Three ways to show you care about remote employees’ health

Surprising number of Americans ignore this health checkEven when they work outside the office, you can help employees maintain good oral health. Here are a few ways you can go the extra mile to contribute to their overall health.

Offer a dental plan with a strong nationwide network
A large nationwide network provides discounts and protections to your employees. It also allows them to choose from a wide selection of dentists, making it easier for all your employees – including those moving to a new city – to find a participating dentist.

Delta Dental has one of the largest networks with 3 out of 4 dentists participating nationwide.13

Help them find a dentist in a new city14
If you have an employee that recently moved:

  • Encourage them to ask their new neighbors, friends or even their previous dentist for recommendations.
  • Outline the benefits of choosing a dentist that participates in your plan’s network.
  • Pass along a dentist search tool. Delta Dental’s Find a Dentist tool and mobile app make it easy to search for a dentist.

Give regular oral health tips15,16
You can start by encouraging employees to grab mouth-healthy snacks and drinks like cheeses, nuts, milk, fruits and veggies instead of candies, cookies, cakes, potato chips, dried fruits, sticky foods and sugared drinks. Suggest a daily routine where employees plan meals and snacks just as they would if they were working in the office.

13 https://www.deltadental.com/us/en/protect-my-smile/dental-benefits/dental-insurance/employee-dental-insurance-coverage.html
14 https://www.deltadental.com/us/en/protect-my-smile/basics/choosing-a-new-dentist-.html
15  https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/diet-oral-health#2
16 https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/nutrition/good-foods-slideshow


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