Wellness

Overall wellness is a direct result of dental, vision and hearing wellness. We help you care for you and your family’s smiles, sights and sounds, through the right benefit plans, health related tips and information. We’re your go-to resource for better health and a more fulfilling life.

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5 Tips for Aging Well Mentally

As people age, they often feel that their brain slows down. They have difficulty remembering phone numbers and appointments, or birthdays of family and friends. Research shows that it’s possible to keep your brain sharp well into your senior years. You just need to start early in life. Review five tips for aging well mentally … Read Full Article

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Can a cold or the flu turn into pneumonia?

Every year, millions of Americans are diagnosed with pneumonia. Although there are many causes, about 33% of people get pneumonia from a cold or flu virus. Catching pneumonia at an early stage is key to a quick recovery. Know the symptoms, treatment and prevention. Because it’s true. A cold or the flu can turn into … Read Full Article

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Kids’ Hearing Can Impact Their Academics and Activities

Kids need to be active so their minds and bodies grow and develop correctly. Physical activities are controlled by the vestibular system. It’s located in the middle and inner ear. If it’s not working correctly, kids may feel the world is out of balance. It can affect their learning and behavior. So it’s good to … Read Full Article

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Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Mouth Rinse: What Are the Best Choices?

There are hundreds of toothpaste, toothbrush and mouth rinse products sold in stores. They all claim to help fight tooth decay and kill mouth germs and bacteria. So how do you know what are the best choices? Ask your dentist for recommendations and review these tips to learn about the differences in toothpaste, toothbrush and … Read Full Article

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5 Tips for Better Eyeglasses Care

If you wear prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses, take good care of them for better vision. If you don’t, they may end up sliding off your face or you’ll be looking through scratched lenses. Review these five tips for better eyeglasses care. Remove glasses correctly Take off your eyeglasses using both hands to avoid bending the … Read Full Article

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5 Tips for Choosing a Dentist

Do you need to find a new dentist? Maybe you’ve moved, switched jobs or just want to make a change. Since there are many dental offices to choose from, don’t wait until you have tooth pain to pick one. Here are five tips for choosing a dentist. Consider office location and hours Most people choosing … Read Full Article

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Avoid These Doctor Appointment Mistakes

Each year Americans schedule over 884 million appointments with their doctors, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These visits take time, and most require payment or an insurance copay. Make the most of the experience by avoiding these doctor appointment mistakes. Arriving late or right at the appointment time – Make sure to … Read Full Article

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7 Reasons Why Your Teeth Hurt

When you drink something hot or cold, do you feel a zing in your teeth? One in eight people suffers from oversensitive teeth. They become sensitive when the enamel or gum tissue wears down and exposes the nerves. Here are seven reasons why your teeth hurt. Cracked tooth  – When biting on a hard piece … Read Full Article

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How to Have Healthy Teeth and Gums

“You don’t have to floss all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep.” This popular phrase, posted in many dental offices, takes a humorous approach to preventive dental care. Daily tooth brushing and flossing requires a little time, but the benefits are many. Here’s how to have healthy teeth and gums throughout life. … Read Full Article