Anthem Blue Cross : Extra Cleanings for Members Who are Pregnant or Living with Diabetes

Extra Cleanings for Members Who are Pregnant or Living with Diabetes

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Diabetes and your mouth  
If you’re living with diabetes, you already know how important it is to take care of your body and monitor your sugar levels. But there’s more to it than just watching what you put in your mouth. You also need to take special care of your mouth itself, which includes your teeth and gums. 
Here’s why. 
People living with uncontrolled diabetes are more likely to get infections, which makes them more likely to get gum disease. 1
People living with diabetes who also have gum disease may have a harder time controlling their sugar levels because infection can cause high blood sugar levels. 1
Pregnancy and your mouth  
If you’re having a baby, you already know how important it is to take care of your body and eat healthy foods. But there’s more to it than just watching what you put in your mouth. You also need to take special care of your mouth itself, which includes your teeth and gums. 
Your Anthem dental plan helps you take extra good care of your mouth.  
Taking care of your teeth and gums is easy and can help keep your mouth free from infection. You should brush and floss daily, and see your dentist regularly. And while your Anthem dental plan most likely provides coverage for preventive care services, you’re eligible for an extra dental cleaning (to keep your teeth healthy) or an extra periodontal maintenance procedure (to keep your gums healthy) each year if you are pregnant or living with diabetes. Fill out the appropriate form below to sign up for this additional service. 
Dental Diabetes and Pregnant Extra Cleaning Sign-Up Form (Dental Net DHMO plans are not eligible)
 

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