Wellness

Overall wellness is a direct result of dental, vision and hearing wellness. We help you care for your 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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How Your Dentist Can Help You Sleep Better

After getting 7 or more hours of sleep, do you still feel tired? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans don’t feel rested and struggle with drowsiness throughout the day. People experience interrupted sleep for many reasons, including oral health problems like sleep apnea and bruxism. Here’s how your dentist can help you sleep … Read Full Article

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6 Ways to Take Better Care of Your Teeth

Most people think they do a good job of taking care of their oral health. After all, they usually brush their teeth once a day and often floss, too. But dentists report that people need to work on their toothbrushing technique. Here are six ways to take better care of your teeth 1. Clean all … Read Full Article

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7 Ways to Wake Up Refreshed in the Morning

After a restful night of seven hours or more of sleep, most people have a positive, can-do attitude. Difficult problems look like opportunities vs. unscalable mountains. A good night’s sleep also is important for overall good health, but sadly only 1 in 3 Americans get the amount of sleep they need. Here are seven ways … Read Full Article

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This is how foods and medications can impact emotional health

“You are what you eat,” health experts often say. And it’s true. Your body uses nutrients from the foods you eat to provide fuel for daily activities. Now researchers report that your diet also can affect your mental health. Here’s how food and medication can impact emotional health. 1. Unsubstantiated advice– For years, people have … Read Full Article

3 things to know about how stress can affect your hearing

Almost every day people have stressful experiences. Sometimes stress is good as it provides extra strength and energy to handle a dangerous situation, or to meet a physical or mental demand. But prolonged stress can wreak havoc on your body and cause health problems, including hearing loss. Here are three things to know about how … Read Full Article

Home Health Care

3 things to know about mouth breathing

Every night while sleeping, thousands of Americans breath through their mouths instead of their nostrils. Mouth breathing can lead to snoring, dry mouth and restless sleep, which can affect how well you function the next day. Here are three things to know about mouth breathing. Common Causes– Nasal congestion and allergies are the primary cause … Read Full Article

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4 ways to improve your heart health

At one time in life, you may have exercised regularly. But then work and family commitments began to fill up your calendar. Since then, your workout clothes have been gathering dust in the corner. You may think it’s impossible to jumpstart your fitness workout. But experts say it’s worth it, because exercise and nutritious foods … Read Full Article

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7 Reasons Why You Develop a Chronic Cough

Over the course of a year, most adults have two to four colds, and children can have as many as 12. Nasal congestion often causes a persistent cough that lasts for a week or two. But if a cough continues for several weeks or a month, it may be a symptom of a more serious … Read Full Article

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Manual vs. electric toothbrushes: Which is best?

People often wonder whether an electric or manual toothbrush style is best. Although dental professionals may have different recommendations, ultimately both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective tools in removing food particles and plaque, a sticky film that adheres to teeth and attracts bacteria that can cause decay. According to Consumer Reports, a review of … Read Full Article

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