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LFCHD Employee Newsletter

Delta Dental Insurance benefits

Do you participate in one of the LFCHD sponsored dental plans through Delta Dental? If so, read below for some important reminders.

More than 120 signs and symptoms of non-dental diseases can be detected through a routine oral exam. These are a few of the health problems with oral signs and symptoms:

  • Anemia: Burning, fiery red tongue, swelling of the corner of mouth or pale gums
  • Anorexia nervosa and bulimia: Erosion of tooth enamel, fillings raised above the eroded tooth surfaces, sensitive teeth, enlarged parotid glands and sweet breath aroma
  • Deficient immune system (HIV positive): Thrush mouth, unexplained sores, non-removable white areas on the sides of the tongue
  • Diabetes: Dry mouth, distinctive breath odor, burning tongue, high rate of tooth decay, inflammation and infections in the mouth
  • Heart disease: Pain radiating to the jaw
  • Kidney failure: Retarded tooth development in children, dry mouth, odor, metallic taste and ulcers on the tongue and gums

Don’t forget to schedule your annual exams. For a list of participating dentists, call customer service at 800-955-2030 or go to their website at

Delta Dental also offers discounts on hearing test and hearing aids through the Amplifon Program. Call 1-888-832-1867 to schedule your hearing appointment. This program offers these great feature to Delta Dental members:

  • 60-day trial period-100% money-back guarantee on hearing aids
  • 1-year free follow-up care for hearing aids
  • Free batteries for hearing aids
  • Average hearing aid savings of 25% off

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