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Dental Insurance Kids: Is it Possible To Overbrush Your Teeth?

Monday, May. 6th 2024 4:03 PM

Yes, it is possible to overbrush your teeth. Brushing your teeth too vigorously or for too long can lead to damage to your gums, tooth enamel, and even tooth sensitivity. Brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and gentle circular motions is recommended. If you need clarification about your brushing technique or have any concerns about your dental health, it is always best to consult your dentist.

Posted on May. 6th 2024 | by carol | in Kids Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Kids Dental Care, Delta Premier, PPO, DeltaCare

Wednesday, Nov. 2nd 2016 6:31 AM

 Some of the Dental Insurance Plans

If you are looking for individual dental coverage, we can can find a local Delta Dental plan; to submit a customer service inquiry, find a dentist or your local Delta Dental member company. We offer several product information pages on our web site to help you learn more about Delta Dental Premier, Delta Dental PPO, DeltaCare and other national products.  With over 50 years of experience, Delta Dental is the leader in providing cost-effective, flexible dental coverage to employer groups and organizations of all sizes.

Three out of four dentists participates with a member company of the Delta Dental Plans Association.  Please note, the Delta Dental PPO program requires you use a network provider for dental services.  Under the Delta Dental Premier program you have in-network and out-of network coverage.  Although in-network dentists will submit your claims for you, you may need to submit claims directly to Delta Dental if you visit an out-of-network dentist.

Posted on Nov. 2nd 2016 | by admin | in Kids Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Kids Dental Care, Microbiome associated with severe caries in Canadian First Nations children

Sunday, Oct. 30th 2016 6:00 AM

Los Angeles, Calif., USA – Today at the 45th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, researcher Robert Schroth, University of Manitoba, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, will present a study titled “Microbiome Associated With Severe Caries in Canadian First Nations Children.” The AADR Annual Meeting is being held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research.

Posted on Oct. 30th 2016 | by admin | in Kids Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Kids Dental Care, Delta Dental Insurance Roots

Wednesday, Oct. 26th 2016 6:09 AM

Delta Dental’s roots go back to 1954 with the formation of dental service corporations in California, Oregon and Washington, which were created by dentists who recognized the need to increase access to oral health care.  Delta Dental companies are actively engaged in many studies, grants and partnerships with dental schools and community health organizations to increase access to professional dental care as well as to research evidence-based dentistry and the efficacy of new benefit designs.

Posted on Oct. 26th 2016 | by admin | in Kids Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Kids Dental Care, Delta Dental Insurance

Monday, Oct. 24th 2016 6:03 AM

Delta Dental is the oldest and largest dental health carrier in California, covering nearly 20 million Californians.  Delta Dental’s Customer Service staff speaks English and Spanish, and has access to interpreters for many other languages.  Delta Dental is the largest dental plan system in the United States.  Member companies serve over one-quarter of the estimated 165 million Americans with dental insurance.

Posted on Oct. 24th 2016 | by admin | in Kids Dental Insurance | No Comments »

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued an opinion that upholds the Affordable Health Care Act

Thursday, Jun. 28th 2012 11:24 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued an opinion that upholds the Affordable Health Care Act

This includes the individual mandate for coverage.  The case challenged the constitutionality of several parts of the law, including the rule that most people in the U.S. must get health coverage.   We will continue to carry out provisions of the law by thoughtfully implementing the new requirements for customers and members. We will also continue to look for ways to address increasing costs that are crippling our health care system, including: ·      Advancing our partnership with primary care physicians announced earlier this year that we believe will substantially improve quality and member health, and potentially reduce the trend in overall medical costs by as much as 20% by 2015. ·      Coordinating patient care through the use of IBM-Watson technology to promote evidence-based health care and ensure that millions of Americans receive the most effective courses of treatment.  We look forward to continuing our efforts to work with policymakers and other key stakeholders to build a health care delivery system that provides security and affordability to all Americans.

Posted on Jun. 28th 2012 | by admin | in Dental Care | No Comments »

Kids Dental Care, Short Term Dental Health care Insurance for Tennessee

Sunday, Mar. 20th 2011 10:57 AM

Kids Dental Care, Short Term  Dental Health care Insurance for Tennessee.  With my current job I will be able to get both dental and major medical benefits within the next six months. Right now however I need to have a short term or temporary dental plan for my daughter’s dental care.

I been trying to hold out until my benefits at work kicks in but I do not think I can make her wait any longer.  Can you advise if you have any dental plan that I do not have have to keep for a full year or more?

Posted on Mar. 20th 2011 | by admin | in Dental Care | No Comments »

Kids dental care, Full coverage dental insurance plans that are affordable dental plans in Texas.

Tuesday, Mar. 15th 2011 9:33 AM

Kids dental care, Full coverage dental insurance plans that are affordable dental plans in Texas. I am not sure where to find a good full coverage dental plan that offer coverages for most all dental services yet still be affordable for me to get for my family.

I may be asking to much, however, with kids you never know what may come up and what they will need.  As for myself I have dental work that needs to be done that I should not keep putting off.  I know I do not want to waste my money getting a dental insurance plan that will not offer coverages for the services I need to have. Please advise

Posted on Mar. 15th 2011 | by admin | in Dental Care | No Comments »

New Jersey Children Insurance, Kids dental care

Monday, Jan. 24th 2011 8:30 AM

New Jersey Children Insurance, Kids dental care:  I live in New Jerser with my two year old son.  I am a single parent and I am looking for dental insurance for children.  I only want to get a plan for my son right now.  I can not afford much but my son will need to start seeing a dentist soon since he is two now and I do not want to put of his dental care just because of cost.  Can  you please advise a good low cost dental insurance plan.

Posted on Jan. 24th 2011 | by admin | in Dental Care | No Comments »

Kids dental care, Braces and Insurance how much would be my saving

Tuesday, Nov. 9th 2010 7:46 AM

I have been advise that my 13 year old daughter needs to have braces.   So I went to an orthodontic dental office that my family dentist suggested and got a free consult.  Right now since my current dental insurance plan does not cover braces I am looking something like $5200.00 for the cost of her braces.

Now they will offer me a payment plan since she will be in braces for a few years.   What I would like to know is if I get dental insurance and wait out any waiting periods would it be worth getting?  How much would be my saving based on the quote I am getting for braces.  And if you can suggest any plan that will be better for me to get that would be good too.

Posted on Nov. 9th 2010 | by admin | in Dental Braces | No Comments »

Kids dental care, recovering from getting cavities filled

Saturday, Nov. 6th 2010 9:25 AM

My seven year old had to have two filling done and he is saying that his mouth hurt where he had the fillings.  It has been a little over two hours since the filling were done and I am just wanting to know for about a how long should it take him to recover from having cavities filled.   I do not remember filling hurting me afterwards so I am not sure how long he should have to put up with being sore.

Posted on Nov. 6th 2010 | by admin | in Dental Filings | No Comments »

Kids dental care, When should children start flossing?

Monday, Oct. 18th 2010 9:27 AM

I have a  18 month old daughter I brush her teeth twice a day and wipe them down after each meal.  I just not sure when I need to start flossing her teeth.  Right now I thing she would be too fussy about me doing that.  She not too good with staying still when I brush her teeth.  Also around what age should I start trying to get her to brush on her own.

Posted on Oct. 18th 2010 | by admin | in Dental Care | No Comments »

Kids dental care, Wisdom teeth extractions

Wednesday, Oct. 13th 2010 8:34 AM

My son needs to have his wisdom teeth pulled.  I would like to have all four taken out but if nothing else at least the two that  are currently causing him problems.   I have a cheap dental insurance plan that I get though my job.  However, I just found out it does not cover for a tooth to be pulled if a oral surgeon has to pull the teeth.

This is a joke who else is going to pull a wisdom tooth out ?  I called around a few oral surgeons to get an idea of cost and for just two teeth to be pulled it will cost me around  $1200 – $15000.    I am in price shock and do not know what to do.

Posted on Oct. 13th 2010 | by admin | in Dental Extractions | 3 Comments »

Kids Dental care, chipped tooth

Monday, Sep. 27th 2010 7:33 AM

My daughter just chipped her front tooth.  Not sure what to do about it.  She is seven so it is only a baby tooth.  I try to see if it was loose but it seems find to me other then a little chip in the corner.  I do not have dental insurance but that is not to much of an issue I am not sure if she really needs to see a dentist about this or not.

Posted on Sep. 27th 2010 | by admin | in Dental Help | 4 Comments »

Kids Dental Care, having good oral hygiene at a young age

Wednesday, Sep. 8th 2010 10:09 AM

How did you go about really teaching your two to three year old about good oral hygiene?  My daughter is one so I am taking care of her teeth now.  But when is a good age for them to start taking care of their teeth and how did you go about teaching them proper oral hygiene?

Posted on Sep. 8th 2010 | by admin | in Dental Care | No Comments »

Kids dental care, buying dental insurance

Monday, Sep. 6th 2010 9:30 AM

My son is two and up until this point I never had dental insurance.  Now that my son is two I would like to get some dental insurance so that he may see a dentist for his twice a year check ups.  Where can I go to get a very low cost dental insurance plan just for him.  I do not have much money so I am only worried about my son oral health care right now.

Posted on Sep. 6th 2010 | by admin | in Dental Care | 3 Comments »

Kids dental care, How do you get your child to brush better

Saturday, Jul. 31st 2010 8:20 AM

My son is 10 and he does brush his teeth when I tell him to but not long enough and I am sure not good enough.  I know this since so far he has had three cavities.  Luckly they have been on his baby teeth.  How do I get him to get better with his oral health care?

Posted on Jul. 31st 2010 | by admin | in Cleaning, Dental Care | 1 Comment »

Kids dental care, Wisdom teeth removal

Wednesday, Jul. 28th 2010 8:08 AM

My daughter is 15 and I was told by her dentist that I may want to think about having her wisdom teeth removed.  They are showing up in the x-rays but are not to the point that they are yet to come out.  Her teeth are perfect right now.

The dentist said there is a chance that the wisdom’s teeth will start to push her other teeth out of alignment.   What is the chance they will do this?  The dentist tells me I have time to  make up my mind but at the same time he said it better to do it sooner then later.

Would love to hear other advise.  Do you always have to pull out teeth that have not even broken though the gum line yet

Posted on Jul. 28th 2010 | by admin | in Dental Care, Dental Help, Oral Surgery | No Comments »

Kids dental care, Crooked baby teeth

Sunday, Jul. 25th 2010 9:29 AM

My son baby teeth are coming in.  He has already seen the dentist about four month ago and everything was fine.  It just more teeth have come out and they do not seem straight to me.  Is this normal?  Or should I take him back to the dentist.   I do not want him to have crooked adult teeth and worried if his baby teeth are crooked will that cause issues to the adult teeth when they start to come in?

Posted on Jul. 25th 2010 | by admin | in Crooked Teeth, Dental Care, Dental Help | 2 Comments »

Kids dental care, How do I find out the correct ADA code

Thursday, Jul. 22nd 2010 9:20 AM

My son needs to have two fillings.   So I thought at this point since the dentist wants to charge me over 250.00 for just two filing I would shop out getting him some dental insurance.   However I have found out that there is more then just one  price for a filling.

In order for me to know the true cost I am told that I would need to know the ADA code for the fillings my son needs.  Where would I get that from?  Someone most know them since two different dental company told me they could not quote a price without knowing the ADA code for the dental services.  Please advise I do not want to buy anything without knowing what I getting from it.

Posted on Jul. 22nd 2010 | by admin | in ADA Codes, Dental Care, Dental Filings, Dental Insurance | No Comments »


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