Regular dental care for everyone ages 1 and older is important for you to keep healthy. Even people who don’t have natural teeth should be checked. Denture wearer should be checked at least once a year.
At regular visits, your dentist:
Your dentist can also give you a deep cleaning if you need it. A deep teeth cleaning removes plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth which reduces gum inflammation and improves your gum health.
Your teeth can last a lifetime if you practice basic dental care. Basic dental care is when you:
The best way to prevent tooth decay and gum disease is to develop good dental health habits. You can do many things to keep your mouth healthy and your teeth strong.
You can earn a $25 gift card for an annual dental visit by a network dentist. Reward vouchers are available in English, Somali and Spanish.
Ways to get the rewards voucher:
Developing good habits at an early age helps children begin a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
Children need checkups, too! The ideal time for a child’s first dentist visit is after the first tooth comes in or before their first birthday.
Even before birth, dental care is important for your baby. Pregnant mothers should eat a balanced, nutritious diet with lots of vitamins and minerals. After birth, follow these tips:
Caring for your gums, tongue and mouth roof is important. Cleaning these areas, in addition to your dentures, helps keep you healthy.
Follow these tips from the American Dental Association:
Regular dental visits are important so that you can be examined to ensure proper denture fit, to look for signs of oral diseases including cancer, and to have teeth professionally cleaned. Your dentist will advise you about how often to visit but every six months is standard.
To find a dentist, call our vendor Delta Dental at 651-348-3233 (866-298-5549), TTY 711, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
DHS approved 2/27/23; QM-1417-MC
612-596-1036, TTY 800-627-3529