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Are You Getting the Facts Before You Buy Dental Insurance? 

Friday, Feb. 9th 2024 12:23 PM

When shopping for dental insurance online or through an agent, know all the facts about each type of dental plan before buying one. Mistakes happen when you need clarification on how a dental plan works. Purchasing dental insurance online is easy and convenient, but people need to read and understand what they buy. Before hitting the submit button, do you know the plan’s terms? 

  • Does the dental plan have waiting periods or yearly max dollar amount limitations? 
  • Is the dental insurance plan an in-network dental provider only, or can you go outside the network of dental providers? 
  • When is the insurance plan effective? 
  • Did you call the dentist to confirm they still accept the dental insurance plan? 
  • Is what you are reviewing a dental insurance plan or a dental discount plan? 
  • What are your dental needs, and are you getting a dental insurance plan that best fits them? 

Taking the extra time to fully understand the dental plan you are buying will save you from headaches and being upset later on.

Posted on Feb. 9th 2024 | by admin | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Smokers or Tobacco Chewers have a Higher Risk of Gum Disease.

Wednesday, Feb. 7th 2024 2:23 PM

It goes almost without saying that smoking or chewing tobacco is not good for your health. However, concerning oral health, if you smoke or chew, you have a high risk of gum disease and oral cancer. Men are affected twice as often as women, and 95 percent of oral cancers occur in those over 40. More than 8000 people die each year from oral and pharyngeal diseases. If you use tobacco, seeing a dentist frequently throughout the year is essential. Your dentist can thoroughly screen oral cancer to help ensure your mouth remains healthy.

Posted on Feb. 7th 2024 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Men Oral Health Care.

Monday, Feb. 5th 2024 2:03 PM

Men’s oral health care is just as critical as women’s oral health care. However, men are less likely than women to care for their oral health needs. Even though good oral health has been linked with longevity, being male is the common factor associated with infrequent dental checkups. Men are less likely than women to seek preventive dental care from a dentist and often neglect their oral health for years. They only visit a dentist when more significant dental issues arise from neglect. According to oral health statistics, men will lose 5.4 teeth by the age of 72 and are more likely to develop oral and throat cancer and periodontal disease.

Posted on Feb. 5th 2024 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Finding Relief for Sensitive Teeth.

Friday, Feb. 2nd 2024 1:46 PM

There is a new ingredient in toothpaste, developed by dentists, called Novamin. Novamin can reduce teeth sensitivity. Teeth can become sensitive when the gum tissue recedes, exposing a tooth’s roots. Roots contain small holes or tubules that lead directly to the tooth nerves. Novamin plugs up the holes cutting off contact with nerves and eliminating pain. It is made from a compound from elements naturally critical for bone and tooth mineralization: calcium, phosphorus, silica, and sodium. In their common forms, these elements have minimal value in tooth healthy. But in their rare ionic form, they can make teeth stronger and help eliminate tooth sensitivity.

Posted on Feb. 2nd 2024 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Dental Exams Help Your Overall Health Care.

Wednesday, Jan. 31st 2024 1:43 PM

Dental exams are about X-rays and teeth cleanings. A filling here or there if they are unlucky. However, the dentist may be able to recognize and diagnose numerous other potential health problems. According to Dawn West, DMD, RN with Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, when you go for a dental checkup, you might save more than just your teeth and oral health because the mouth is the gateway to your entire organism. There might be several vital signs of other diseases that a dentist may be able to see.

Posted on Jan. 31st 2024 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Smoking and Gum Disease Links.

Monday, Jan. 29th 2024 11:59 AM

There are significant links between smoking and gum disease. According to a new study at Ohio State University, smoking causes the body to turn against its helpful bacteria. The study shows how cigarette smoke also wipes out good bacteria in the mouth, making the tissue much more susceptible to attack from harmful bacteria, which leaves smokers more vulnerable to gum disease and tooth decay.

Posted on Jan. 29th 2024 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – A Simple Tip for Feeling Better.

Thursday, Jan. 25th 2024 11:49 AM

While many people many know the basic tips for staying healthy and feeling well is a balanced diet and exercise. However, did you know your oral health can significantly affect your overall health? By having good oral health care habits, you can maintain good oral health and overall wellness.

Posted on Jan. 25th 2024 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Supporting Dental Bridges with Dental Implants.

Tuesday, Jan. 23rd 2024 11:40 AM

Dental implants can be helpful in several ways to replace missing teeth. A single implant can be used to replace a single tooth missing tooth. If you are missing several teeth, or even all of your teeth, dentures or dental bridges can be attached to dental implants. Compared to tooth-supported bridges and gum-supported dentures, dental implants to support these restorations provide optimum stability, comfort, and function.

Posted on Jan. 23rd 2024 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help You.

Friday, Jan. 19th 2024 11:30 AM

Many people have some aspects of their smile that they would like to improve. Cosmetic dentistry is a way to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile so that you can feel confident. If you do not want to smile simply because of the way your teeth look, consult a cosmetic dentist about the possible smile improvements that can be made.

Posted on Jan. 19th 2024 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – How to prevent tooth decay from bottle feeding or nursing.

Wednesday, Jan. 17th 2024 11:26 AM

Prevention is vital to good dental health in babies. Avoid bottle feeding or nursing at will after the first primary teeth erupt to avoid early childhood caries. Babies should not fall asleep with a bottle containing anything other than water. Fruit juices or soda should not be provided in a baby bottle. Offer these types of drinks in a cup and only with meals or snack time.

Posted on Jan. 17th 2024 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Dental Problems A Baby Could Have.

Monday, Jan. 15th 2024 11:14 AM

Believe it or not, dental problems can begin early. One of the more significant concerns is Early Childhood Caries (BBTD or Nursing Carries). Once a child’s diet includes anything besides breast milk, erupted teeth are at risk of tooth decay. Early Childhood Caries can be preventable with proper at-home dental care habits for your child and regular dental visits. The earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental problems.

Posted on Jan. 15th 2024 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Avoiding BBTD.

Saturday, Jan. 13th 2024 6:11 AM

BBTD or Baby Bottle Tooth Decay is caused when a child is left with a baby bottle that has any liquid other the water. To avoid BBTD, do not put your baby to bed with a bottle. Milk, formula, fruit juices, and other such drinks all have sugar. If sugary liquids stay on your baby’s teeth for long periods, it can lead to tooth decay. Other habits to avoid would be giving your child a bottle or sippy cup filled with sweet drinks to carry around throughout the day. Teach your child to drink from a cup as soon as possible. (Normally around their first birthday.)

Posted on Jan. 13th 2024 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Protecting your Baby Teeth with Fluoride.

Wednesday, Jan. 10th 2024 10:54 AM

Many people may know that fluoride protects teeth from tooth decay. Fluoride can even heal early tooth decay. Fluoride is added to the drinking water of many towns and cities. Ask your dentist if your water has fluoride in it. If not, ask about other kinds of fluoride treatments that can help keep your child’s teeth healthy.

Posted on Jan. 10th 2024 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Healthy Teeth for Your Baby.

Sunday, Jan. 7th 2024 10:37 AM

Having healthy teeth is essential, even for baby teeth. Having healthy teeth and good oral habits starts at home. Children need healthy teeth to help them chew and to speak clearly. Baby teeth also hold the space for adult teeth to come in correctly. Make sure you are taking proper care of your baby’s teeth. If you need more time, talk to your dentist. Your dentist will gladly show you good dental care for your child.

Posted on Jan. 7th 2024 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Dental Care and Keeping Healthy Teeth.

Thursday, Jan. 4th 2024 10:31 AM

As soon as your child’s teeth erupt, tooth decay can occur. There for once, your child cuts their first tooth gently with a child-size toothbrush and water. For children over two, you can brush their teeth with a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Make sure your child spits out the toothpaste and rinse with water.

Posted on Jan. 4th 2024 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy.

Tuesday, Jan. 2nd 2024 10:27 AM

Your child’s oral healthcare needs to have proper dental care habits. You want to begin cleaning your baby’s mouth during the first few days after birth. Gently wipe your baby’s gums with a clean gauze pad. Doing so will remove plaque and residual food that can decay, erupting teeth.

Posted on Jan. 2nd 2024 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Baby Teeth, Teething Cycle.

Saturday, Dec. 30th 2023 10:23 AM

Some babies may have sore or tender gums when teeth first come in. To help ease their teething pain, gently rub your child’s gums with a clean finger, a small, cool spoon, or a wet gauze pad. You can also give the baby a clean teething ring or a frozen cloth to chew. You may want to consult your dentist or physician if your child is still cranky and in pain. Generally, children have a complete set of 20 primary teeth by the time they are three years old.

Posted on Dec. 30th 2023 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Baby Teeth Oral Health.

Thursday, Dec. 28th 2023 10:20 AM

Primary teeth (Baby Teeth) are just as important as permanent teeth (Adult Teeth). Typically, primary teeth begin to appear when the baby is between ages six months and one year. Primary teeth serve many functions, such as chewing, speaking, and holding the space in the jaw for permanent teeth. The American Dental Association advises that a dentist should examine a baby within six months after the first tooth comes in but no later than their first birthday. For a baby, the first dental visit is a healthy baby checkup for their teeth. The dentist will check for tooth decay and other problems. In addition, the dentist will be able to show you how to clean your child’s teeth properly and evaluate any adverse habits, such as thumb-sucking.

Posted on Dec. 28th 2023 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Online Dental Insurance

Tuesday, Dec. 26th 2023 10:17 AM

Online Dental Insurance can save you from spending a fortune on dental procedures.

Many people do not receive dental benefits through their employers and may need to learn how to buy dental insurance directly. Some people do not have dental insurance because they feel the cost is too high and will not save them money on their dental care needs. However, that is not the case.

The only dental insurance or dental plan that does not save you money on your dental care are the ones people have yet to use. Most dental insurance plans offer free preventive dental care, such as office visits, basic cleanings, and X-rays. Just having free preventive care can save you hundreds of dollars. But why buy dental insurance online? The internet opens the doors to more options and makes comparing dental plans and plan types much more manageable. You can search online for dental insurance and find the best dental plan that fits your and your family’s needs.

Posted on Dec. 26th 2023 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

Dental Insurance Kids – Education and Exams for Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Friday, Dec. 22nd 2023 10:04 AM

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and about 40,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with oral cancer yearly. One person dies from this affliction every hour of every day. The outlook doesn’t have to be bleak, though. A dentist can also do oral cancer screenings along with seeing your medical doctor. Ask your dentist about oral cancer screenings. Many dentists provide such services for free.

Posted on Dec. 22nd 2023 | by carol | in Dental Insurance | No Comments »

 

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