The Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Health

The dental carriers that participate in PERACare—Cigna Dental and Delta Dental—have made improvements to how they cover routine and periodontal care for patients with health conditions such as heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, organ transplants, diabetes, and some cancers. For patients with these conditions, the dental plans will allow for additional cleanings, oral exams, and periodontal (gum disease) treatments during the year. If any of the above conditions apply to you and you are enrolled in a PERACare dental care plan, you should talk to your dentist about whether additional treatments could benefit your overall health.

For Cigna dental plan participants:

Enroll for additional treatments by completing a registration form online at, or by calling 1-800-cigna24 (244-6224).  

For Delta Dental plan participants:

Talk to your dentist about any health conditions and he/she will provide the necessary information to Delta Dental when submitting your claim. 

Sources: Cigna Dental; Delta Dental Colorado

By getting the right oral health care, along with regular medical treatments, you may be able to improve your overall health.