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As the impact of coronavirus grows, we would like to provide some important updates and to assure you that you are our top priority. During the public health emergency, we have made proactive outreach attempts and updated our online directories with the information received. However many providers did not respond and we have provided the results of our best efforts. If you need dental, eye care or hearing services and cannot locate a provider, please call us and we will assist you in finding a provider that is seeing patients during this public health emergency. Providers and Benefits Managers, please log into your account to learn more. Members, click here to learn more.

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Facts on Dental

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Cavities are almost entirely preventable, yet dental caries, as they are called, are the most common disease among people aged 6 to 19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 1

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Adults are far from immune to cavities: 9 out of 10 Americans over age 20 have tooth decay. 2

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Tooth decay can lead to serious health issues, like heart disease and respiratory illness, which can spread from untreated bacterial infections. 3

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Only 83 percent of children aged 2 to 17 saw a dentist last year. 4

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Oral exams can lead to diagnosis of underlying diseases like HIV and Epstein-Barr. 5

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Toothbrushes should be replaced every three months or after an incidence of cold or flu.6

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About 78 percent of Americans have had at least one cavity by age 17.7