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Oral Health Resources

More than 120 disease signs and symptoms can now be detected through a routine oral exam.1 Some studies have shown that women with gum (periodontal) disease may be up to 7.5 times more likely to have a pregnancy complication.2 Thanks to fluoridated water, half of all children ages five to 17 have never had a cavity in their permanent teeth.3

Stay up to date on the latest oral health information through a variety of articles, videos, and additional resources.

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Oral Health Topics

Explore oral health topics through our informative articles and videos.

Oral Health Videos

Watch our video series to learn about oral health and wellness.

Advancements in Dental Science

As part of its mission, Delta Dental funds studies that help find solutions to oral health problems, resulting in stronger plan designs for groups and individuals seeking coverage.

Recommended Resources

We recommend these great resources to find out more about oral health.
1 Little, James W., Falace, Donald A., Miller, Craig S., & Rhodus, Nelson L. (2008). Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient (7th ed.).  St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.
2 Bobetsis YA, Barros SP, Offenbacher S. Exploring the relationship between periodontal disease and pregnancy complications. J Am Dent Assoc. 2006 Oct;137 Suppl 2:7S-13S.
3 American Dental Association, Fluoridation Facts—United States, 2005.