Maintaining good dental health

Good dental hygiene is crucial for your overall well-being. Whether you're looking for tips on dental care or seeking support from your WellSense benefits and extras, we're here to guide you every step of the way.

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Take your medicines as prescribed
  • Know exactly how and when to take your medications.
  • Take your meds on time. Use notes or a smartphone app.
  • Have your medication with a small meal or snack to avoid side effects.
  • You may need to take the medications for a long time.
  • Talk to your doctor before stopping medications.
Fill your medications on time
  • Set up automatic refills or refill reminders at your pharmacy,
  • Consider using our mail order pharmacy to get a three month supply of medications mailed to your home. Contact Cornerstone Health Solutions at 844-319-7588 to get started.
Monitor your blood sugar levels
  • Blood sugar testing shows how well your medications are working or how your food intake, exercise or illnesses are affecting your blood sugar levels.
  • Check blood sugar levels using a blood glucose meter. Follow your doctor’s advice on how often you need to check your blood sugar level. Keep a record of your levels to discuss with them.
  • If you take insulin, check your blood sugar before meals and snacks as well as before and after exercise.
Know your target blood sugar range

The American Diabetes Association recommends the following target blood sugar levels:

  • Before meals: 80-130mg/dl
  • Two hours after meals: Less than 180mg/dl
These goals vary based on your age and personal health. Ask your doctor what your specific target goal should be.
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Tips for proper dental care

Good dental health starts with simple practices. Here are some key tips:
  • Schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles between teeth.
  • Use mouthwash to help control plaque bacteria and freshen breath.
  • Replace your toothbrush every three to four months, or sooner if bristles are frayed. 
  • Limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks.
  • Don't ignore toothaches or changes in your mouth — consult your dentist.

By following these steps, you can maintain good dental health and prevent many dental problems.

Your dental benefits

Medicare plans

WellSense Medicare plans provide routine, preventive dental exams at no additional cost and some even offer benefits for dentures and additional dental services such as tooth extraction and oral surgery. You can also use your over-the-counter (OTC) card to purchase many dental items, including denture accessories, floss, toothbrushes and more. See your plan's documents below for more details.

Medicaid plans

Medicaid dental services are coordinated independently by each State's care plan.

View the specifics for Massachusetts and New Hampshire Medicaid dental benefits using the links below.

Yearly dental kits are also available to WellSense Medicaid members. Call Member Services to request your kit. 

Individual & family plans

WellSense Clarity/QHP plans offer coverage for emergency dental and pediatric dental services.


Find a dentist

Find a dentist, orthodontist or oral surgeon in your plan’s dental network.

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