Three Ways to Care about Remote Employees’ Health

Three ways to show you care about remote employees’ health

Even when they work outside the office, you can help employees maintain good oral health. Here are a few ways you can go the extra mile to contribute to their overall health.

Offer a dental plan with a strong nationwide network

A large nationwide network provides discounts and protections to your employees. It also allows them to choose from a wide selection of dentists, making it easier for all your employees – including those moving to a new city – to find a participating dentist.

Delta Dental of Illinois provides access to one of the largest dental networks in the nation and in Illinois with 3 out of 4 dentists participating.1 Your employees can find a Delta Dental network dentist using our online search tool.

 Help them find a dentist in a new city 2

If you have an employee that recently moved:

  • Encourage them to ask their new neighbors, friends or even their previous dentist for recommendations.
  • Outline the benefits of choosing a dentist that participates in your plan’s network.
  • Pass along a dentist search tool. Delta Dental of Illinois’ Find a Provider tool makes it easy to search for a dentist.

 Give regular oral health tips3,4

You can start by encouraging employees to grab mouth-healthy snacks and drinks like cheeses, nuts, milk, fruits and veggies instead of candies, cookies, cakes, potato chips, dried fruits, sticky foods and sugared drinks. Suggest a daily routine where employees plan meals and snacks just as they would if they were working in the office.

By using these tips in addition to encouraging good oral health habits, like brushing, flossing and regular dental visits, your company can help ensure your remote employees have good oral health and overall wellness.

1 https://www.deltadental.com/us/en/protect-my-smile/dental-benefits/dental-insurance/employee-dental-insurance-coverage.html
2 https://www.deltadental.com/us/en/protect-my-smile/basics/choosing-a-new-dentist-.html
3 https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/diet-oral-health#2
4 https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/nutrition/good-foods-slideshow

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