Wellness

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Dental Care: How Much Does it Cost?

Most people don’t like financial surprises. Before making a large purchase, they check the cost to see if it fits within their budget. However, some expenses are unpredictable, such as for health and dental needs. But before they see a dentist, there are ways people can ask: How much does it cost? Plan for the … Read Full Article

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What is a PPO?

Dental insurance gives people peace of mind. They know their coverage helps them protect their smile by keeping their teeth and gums healthy. Dental plans are designed with different types of coverage. A key plan element is access to a nationwide network of participating dentists and specialists. One popular network design is the Participating Provider … Read Full Article

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What is Individual Dental and Vision Insurance? Why Is It Essential for Today’s Workers?

Many people have employer-sponsored group dental and vision benefits. But some employees don’t qualify for them. These employees may be semi-retired, part-time, self-employed or independent contractors. What they need is access to individual health coverage. But exactly what is individual insurance? And why is it essential for today’s workers? Dental and vision insurance are among … Read Full Article

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When is Teledentistry Using Video Chat an Option?

Do you need to see your dentist, but are reluctant to visit the office in person? You’re not alone. Some people put off dealing with a dental issue because they are concerned about exposure to others in the office. Or, they simply can’t get to the dentist. Ask your family dentist or specialist if a … Read Full Article

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Individual Dental Insurance: 5 Reasons Why It’s Essential

Many self-employed people don’t have dental insurance. They may think it’s too expensive. Plus, they may feel they are too busy growing their company to make time for dental exams. So they put off going to the dentist until they experience pain. Avoiding the dentist can lead to costly oral health problems and medical conditions. … Read Full Article

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The Benefit of Coconut Oil For Teeth, Ears and Eyes

In some areas of the world, the coconut tree is called the tree of life. Medical professionals say that the oil from the coconut’s meat has many health benefits. Here’s what you should know about the benefit of coconut oil for teeth, ears and eyes. Protects teeth, gums, oral tissues Coconut contains lauric acid, which … Read Full Article

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The Benefits of Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil for Dental Health

Oil pulling is considered one of the oldest oral health practices in the world. People swish oil in their mouths to kill harmful oral bacteria. This technique primarily was first observed in India as a traditional form of medicine called Ayurveda. Through the years, oil pulling has become popular with many cultures and countries. Learn … Read Full Article

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How Dental Health Affects Body Health

Most people think they are fairly healthy. But their mouth may tell a different story. Medical experts say that the healthiness of your mouth could be an indicator of your overall wellness. Here’s what you should know about how dental health affects body health. Seven warning signs According to the American Dental Association, oral infections can … Read Full Article

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How Oral Health is Linked to Heart Health

Medical professionals have identified a link between coronary heart disease and periodontal disease. In fact, they believe that individuals with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to experience coronary heart disease and strokes.

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At-Home Teeth Straightening: What You Should Know

So many people are uncomfortable with their smiles. One reason is because their teeth are crooked. And they feel they can’t afford the cost of getting braces through a dental office. Now, technology called teledentistry, provides a method for at-home teeth straightening at a fraction of orthodontia office costs. Here’s what you should know. 1. … Read Full Article