Promoting dental health for employees and their families

Children with poor oral health are three times more likely to miss school with dental pain, adversely impacting their learning and development. With employee absences due to childcare issues remaining above pandemic levels, promoting family health can reduce work absences, employee anxiety, and lost productivity.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and a great time to remind employees of the value of their dental coverage benefits for themselves and their families. Taking advantage of preventive dental services can improve a child’s oral health; oral health is an indicator of overall health in children as it is in adults. According to the CDC, cavities are one of the most common diseases for children in the U.S. and, left untreated, may lead to infections affecting a child’s eating, speaking, and playing.

Blue Shield of California offers plans with specialty benefits to fit the needs of any company. To explore the best plan options for your employees and their families, visit our Plan Comparison Tool for an array of plans with dental and vision coverage.

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