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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dental Insurance Kids – Dental Providers

Wednesday, Dec. 20th 2023 9:59 AM

Children’s Dental Insurance with Few Dental Providers.

Nearly 50 million Americans live in rural or poor areas where few dentists practice. Many more dentists do not accept Medicaid patients, and the shortage of dentists will only worsen. Under the Affordable Care Act, 5.3 million more children will be entitled to dental benefits from Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. However, more must be done by the dental profession or the federal or state governments to prepare for it..

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Dental Insurance Kids – Alcohol and Dental Disease

Monday, Dec. 18th 2023 9:44 AM

In a report published in the Royal College of Surgeons Dental Journal, health experts warn that excessive alcohol consumption causes mouth cancer and dental disease. According to the experts, to tackle this as fast as possible, screening and treatment for alcohol abuse are critical. According to the report, individuals do not visit their general practitioner unless they are ill, whereas most visit their dentist for routine check-ups. As a result, dentists have the chance to identify alcohol abuse.

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Dental Insurance Kids – Fizzy Drinks vs. Apples.

Saturday, Dec. 16th 2023 8:55 AM

Apples may be good for the Doctor but not for your teeth.  According to studies, eating apples can be up to four times more damaging to your teeth than carbonated drinks such as soda. Doctors are right in saying that eating apples is good. However, the way you eat apples is bad for your teeth. The high acidity level in apples can damage your teeth if you eat them slowly. Whereas drinks most often associated with dietary erosion, particularly cola, showed no increased risk.

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Dental Insurance Kids – Dental Plaque

Thursday, Dec. 14th 2023 8:35 AM

Dental Plaque Bacteria May Trigger Blood Clots.

Scientists recently presented their work at Dublin’s Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference. Studies show that oral bacteria that escape into the bloodstream can cause blood clots and trigger life-threatening endocarditis. Further research could lead to new drugs to tackle infectious heart disease.

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Dental Insurance Kids – Heart Health and Dental Care

Tuesday, Dec. 12th 2023 4:09 PM

Higher Risks for Congenital Heart Disease Patients Who Have Poor Dental Hygiene Behaviors.

Patients with congenital heart disease who have poor dental hygiene behaviors are increasing their risk of endocarditis. Teens with congenital heart disease floss, brush, and visit the dentist less than their peers. But they have healthier behaviors regarding alcohol, cigarettes, and illicit drugs. Adults with single ventricle physiology (congenital heart disease) also have poorer dental hygiene practices than their peers despite overall better health behaviors.

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Dental Insurance Kids – New Technology For Stronger Dental Implants.

Friday, Dec. 8th 2023 3:53 PM

With current technology, it may take four to six months before the bone surrounding the implant screw has healed and is strong enough for the patient to benefit from surgery. Now, for the first time, a drug coating tested on humans allows titanium screws to adhere to the bone better and faster. The Linköping researchers behind the method report that the results are promising.

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Dental Insurance Kids – Preventative Dentistry

Wednesday, Dec. 6th 2023 3:44 PM

The old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” has never been more accurate regarding dentistry. Preventative dentistry is relatively easy, quick, and inexpensive. Preventive dental care starts from home with brushing, flossing, and eating well. You can avoid larger dental issues by taking care of your dental health and having good dental habits. However, preventive dental care continues beyond there. Seeing a dentist for your twice-a-year checkups is also essential to your dental care health. Only a dentist can catch and correct minor issues before more extensive dental care is needed. Combining good oral health care habits with dental insurance makes preventive dental care costs more affordable. Many dental insurance plans want their insureds to have preventative care services. Therefore preventive care usually is free to very low in cost to their members.

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Dental Insurance Kids – Orthodontic Insurance

Monday, Dec. 4th 2023 3:40 PM

Orthodontic Insurance How it Helps to Save You Money.

Orthodontic dental services is a specialty that focuses on aligning crooked teeth and fixing improper bites. (over, under, and crossbites) Orthodontic dental care is mainly associated with children up to 19, but more and more adults seek orthodontic services. By having dental Insurance in place, in most cases, you can save money on your orthodontic dental care needs. However, some dental insurance plans will only provide benefits for orthodontic services to children up to a stated age. However, besides dental insurance plans, there are also dental discount plans that help save 20 percent office the cost of orthodontic care regardless of age.

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Dental Insurance Kids – Fertility and Oral Health Links in Women.

Saturday, Dec. 2nd 2023 3:36 PM

Studies suggest that women who want a baby should look after their oral health care. A fertility expert stated in a meeting in Sweden.  During the meeting, delegates heard about preliminary research that found for the first time, from when she starts trying to conceive, a woman’s chances of falling pregnant can depend on how well she looks after her teeth and gums.

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Dental Insurance Kids – Hospital Stays and Dental Health

Wednesday, Nov. 29th 2023 3:34 PM

Deteriorating Oral Health During Hospital Stays.

According to recent studies, our oral health deteriorates during hospitalization and is associated with an increased risk of hospital-acquired infections and reduced quality of life. The study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology provides the latest evidence that oral health care is being overlooked in hospitals, with potentially serious consequences. The research identified increases in plaque accumulation and gingival and mucosal inflammation. The finding was the worst among patients who required help with their breathing.

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Dental Insurance Kids – Poor Dental Health

Monday, Nov. 27th 2023 3:29 PM

Studies show how obesity can contribute to poor oral health. Links are being found that show obesity can affect your oral health. According to a recent study, the deeper the periodontal pockets, the higher the proportion of subjects with a body mass index of 30 or over, which according to the World Health Organization, is generally considered obese.

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Dental Insurance Kids – Tooth Decay

Saturday, Nov. 25th 2023 3:26 PM

Innovative Dental Device Helps to see Invisible Tooth Decay and Plaque.

Technology is improving dental care. A team of scientists from the University of Liverpool has won an award for developing a device that can identify early tooth decay and plaque before it is visible to the human eye. The innovation, “iDentifi” comprises a clinical digital camera that incorporates qualitative light-induced fluorescence technology to take images of the mouth using blue light and special filters that can show cavities and plaque.

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Dental Insurance Kids – Dental Implants

Thursday, Nov. 23rd 2023 3:17 PM

Things you should know before getting dental implants.

Gene combination is identified as a risk factor in the success of dental implants. The health of the surrounding tissue and gums will affect the success of dental implants. Therefore identifying and reducing the risk factors is a critical step in dental implants. A combination of genes has been identified as a possible indicator of more significant tissue destruction leading to a negative outcome for implant patients. An article in the Journal of Oral Implantology reports on a study of individuals with the combination of interleukin (IL) 1 allele 2 IL-1A-899 and IL-IB+3954. These people are “genotype positive” and are susceptible to increased periodontal tissue destruction

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Dental Insurance Kids – Dental Discount Plans

Tuesday, Nov. 21st 2023 12:16 PM

Dental Discount Plans Save You Money and Provide More Flexibility.

One of the best features of a dental discount plan is that you can afford to have as much dental work as you want. Dental insurance policies impose an annual dollar limit for the dental work you can have fulfilled. These annual dollar limitations usually range from $500 – 2000. Any other extra dental work needed in the same year will have to be paid out of pocket by the member, or the member will wait until their plan rolls over for the following year to continue their dental care.

But it is different with a family dental discount plan. Family dental discount plans can be as low as $12 a month. With a dental discount plan, you will discover that dental services such as teeth whitening, veneers, and other cosmetic dental procedures are also discounted. In contrast, your basic dental insurance policy will generally exclude that type of dental service.

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