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Teeth Whitening Benefits in Individual Dental Insurance Plans

During the pandemic, many employees spent hours seeing coworkers smiles during online discussions. However, many people don’t often smile because they don’t like the appearance of their teeth. One way they can improve their smiles is with teeth whitening and dental benefits to help cover the cost. Many dental insurance plans do not cover cosmetic … Read Full Article

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What You Should Know About Emotional Dentistry

People often greet others with a nod and a smile. The smile they share could reveal their level of self-consciousness, or confidence. Many dentists help people improve their smiles to help them feel better about themselves. Here’s what you should know about emotional dentistry. Emotional appeal The goal of emotional dentistry is to give people … Read Full Article

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Tips for Choosing Natural Dental Products

Americans’ demand for organic or natural products continues to grow. Currently, there are about 20,000 natural food stores located across the country. The interest in natural foods started in the fruit and vegetable aisles but quickly expanded to other products, including dental products. Today there are many different types of oral care products on the … Read Full Article

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4 Reasons Why People Don’t Go to the Dentist

If you put off scheduling a dental visit, you’re not alone. Thousands of adults choose to skip their annual dental checkups. Review four reasons why people don’t go to the dentist. Safety Due to COVID-19, many people put off going to the dentist. They stress about picking up the virus during their visit. Although dental … Read Full Article

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How Employee Stress Impacts Dental Health

Americans are among the most stressed employees in the world, new Gallup research shows. As many as 57% of workers surveyed feel stress daily, an increase of 8% from the previous year. High levels of stress and anxiety can lead to medical and dental health problems. Specifically, here’s how employee stress impacts dental health. Nutrition … Read Full Article

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How Much Does a Crown Cost?

You’ve probably felt it: after biting something as hard as a popcorn kernel, you suddenly notice a piece of a tooth floating around your mouth. You know you’ll need to schedule an appointment for the dentist and that you’ll probably need a crown. If you have dental insurance, you’re glad because the plan will help … Read Full Article

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Should I Get Individual Dental Insurance or Pay Out-of-pocket?

Many people think they don’t need dental insurance. If they are in good health and don’t have dental pain, they plan to pay for an annual exam and cleaning out-of-pocket. But dental health problems can occur when you least expect them. So, if you’re wondering, “Should I get individual dental insurance or pay out-of-pocket?” review … Read Full Article

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How Does Stress Impact Your Oral Health?

Nearly 80% of Americans report feeling stressed, depressed or anxious. People often get stressed when they’re busy and have little time to rest and relax. They’re working to meet deadlines at work, juggling family responsibilities or dealing with health problems. Due to the pandemic, about 40% of people say that stress from mental and behavioral … 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 and medical conditions. However, seeing … Read Full Article