In the past, almost everyone developed tooth decay, and as people aged, tooth loss from decay and gum disease was routine. Today, thanks to scientific advances and preventive therapies like community water fluoridation, fluoride toothpaste and dental sealants, there has been dramatic and continuing improvement in the oral health of Americans. Many people still suffer from oral disease problems, however, and risk for oral disease varies among all people.
The good news is that if you know your specific risk factors for tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer, you can take simple preventive action to avoid these problems. That’s why Delta Dental, the nation’s largest dental benefits company and leader in oral health and wellness, is helping people assess their risk for diseases and take steps to prevent or treat them.
Through a partnership with PreViser Corp., Delta Dental has launched myDentalScore, an online risk assessment tool to evaluate an your oral health. By taking just a few minutes to answer some simple questions, you will receive an easy-to-understand oral health score that tells them exactly where they stand for risk of tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer.
Once you have your score in hand, you can use myDentalScore to get valuable oral health advice. You’re also encouraged to bring the report to your dentist to verify your risk and develop strategies to improve their oral health.
With dentist guidance, myDentalScore can help anyone get a handle on their oral health. In fact, a recent study conducted by a leading consumer products company found that nearly every patient who took this survey and received guidance based on their risk level said they had acted upon on its recommendations.
Try it at www.mydentalscore.com/deltadental.