Improving Oral Health

Everyone deserves a bright oral health future and we'll help you reach this goal. We make it easy for you to find a dentist close to your home. We will give you the help you need to maintain good oral health by offering:
  • People you can talk to if you have questions about your dental plan
  • Information on how to take good care of your teeth and gums
  • An easy to use find a dentist online search tool 

As the dental administrator for Health First Colorado, we’re proud of the work they are doing to help members. Watch Alison's story and learn more about Health First Colorado at​.

Tips to help you and your family stay healthy

  Drink plenty of water! Stay hydrated. Dry mouth can cause open sores, aches, and tooth decay.
  Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Floss your teeth once a day.
  Help young children brush and floss until age 8.
  Change your toothbrush at least every 3 months and after you are sick.
  If you wear dentures, take them out and clean them every day.
  Eat lots of washed fruits and vegetables if possible.
  Don’t eat sticky or sweet foods or drink sugary drinks. Both contribute to tooth decay.
  Avoid snacking all day long.
  Stop using all tobacco products. Need help? Visit
  Don’t share utensils, cups or toothbrushes.
  Find healthy ways to cope with stress like taking deep breaths, stretching, or exercising.

For additional tips for staying healthy, check out the CDC website.


Important Information for Health First Colorado Members

Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) Member Handbook
Child Dental Benefits Summary
Adult Dental Benefits Summary
HCBS Dental Benefits Summary
Colorado Non-Emergent Medical Transportation


Contact Us

If you are having dental pain, discomfort or have questions, call your dental provider. If you can't reach your dental provider, call DentaQuest for help.

If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.

Health First Colorado Member Services: 855-225-1729, TTY:711
Our offices are open Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm MST

Member E-mail Form

If you are deaf or hearing impaired, we offer auxiliary aids and other services including written and oral interpretation, please call Relay Colorado at TTY 711. This is at no cost to the member.

Additional Services:
DentaQuest offers free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
  Qualified sign language interpreters
  Written information in other formats (large print, audio, and accessible electronic formats)

Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
  Qualified interpreters
  Information written in other languages