Did you know 90% of the body's diseases show signs and symptoms in the mouth?
Hormonal changes associated with pregnancy increase a woman's risk for developing gingivitis or periodontal disease.
Gum disease makes it more difficult for diabetics to control their blood sugar. In fact, periodontal care can have a positive impact on measures of blood sugars in type 2 diabetics for at least three months.
Inflammation in the mouth caused by bacteria can increase your risk of a heart attack.
For cancer patients, chemotherapy drugs kill cancer cells, but may also harm normal cells, including cells in the mouth, which could lead to infection, and reduce the body's ability to fight infections.
Transplant patients need good oral health before they are eligible to receive a transplant and to help reduce the risk of infection afterwards.
FEP BlueDental complies with all applicable Federal civil rights laws, to include both Title VII and Section 1557 of the ACA. Pursuant to Section 1557 FEP BlueDental does not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex (including pregnancy and gender identity).
FEP BlueDental makes the following available:
Free aids and services for people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
Qualified sign language interpreters
Written information in other formats (such as accessible electronic formats)
Free language assistance to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
Information written in other languages
If you need these services, contact the customer service number 1-855-504-BLUE (2583) or TTY 1-888-853-7570.
If you believe that we have not provided you these services or discriminated against you in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with FEP BlueDental by:
Calling FEP BlueDental at 1-855-504-BLUE (2583) or TTY 1-888-853-7570.
Sending a letter to FEP BlueDental, P.O. Box 551, Minneapolis, MN 55440-0551.
For information about how to file a civil rights complaint, go to www.fepblue.org.