Wellness

How to Overcome Rising Dental Costs

Across the country, people are spending more and more on daily living expenses. As a result, many people are struggling to stretch their paychecks to cover the essentials. So they wonder how they’ll handle rising costs for vital health services, such as dental care. For some ideas, review these tips on how to overcome rising … Read Full Article

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Opioid Addiction and Dental Health

Opioid Addiction and Dental Health Drug abuse is considered one of the most devastating health problems worldwide. In recent years, medical professionals have focused on the harmful effects of opioids, an addictive pain reliever. Long-term opioid use can cause a range of medical conditions and health problems. Here is how opioid addiction can affect dental … Read Full Article

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Kids and Bad Dreams About Their Teeth

Due to the pandemic, kids of all ages are spending more time attending video classes. Many are struggling to adapt to this new teaching style. Kids also are stressed by an unexpected concern: their appearance on the computer screen. In the past, most kids probably didn’t pay much attention to their teeth. But now that … Read Full Article

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Stand-Alone Dental Insurance is Best for Employees

You probably have heard about dental insurance offered through medical insurance plans. It may sound like a good option. However, a combined medical and dental plan may not provide the dental coverage employees want. Consider why stand-alone dental insurance is best for employees. Combined plans Some medical insurance plans that include dental benefits provide coverage … Read Full Article

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What You Should Know About Oral Bacteria

Most germs are harmless. They are digested along with food and killed by stomach acids, and others are eradicated by enzymes in saliva. But there also are several types of bacteria that create oral health problems because they attack tooth enamel causing decay and periodontal (gum) disease.

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Should I Go to the Dentist During COVID-19?

Have you put off going to the dentist because of the pandemic? Many people know they need to see the dentist, but they are worried about their health and safety. The American Association of Endodontists recently released results of a survey showing that during the pandemic many people have experienced changes to their daily dental … Read Full Article

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Advising Employees on How to Get Dental Insurance

When you have an oral health problem, dental insurance can help cover the cost. But not everyone has dental coverage. Many employers offer dental benefits. But not all employees have access to these plans. Here’s what employers need to know when advising employees on how to get dental insurance. Employer benefits Most employers offer dental … Read Full Article

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How to Prevent Coffee Stains on Teeth

About 64% of American adults drink a cup of coffee daily. Many people drink coffee for the caffeine jolt to get the day started or push through a mid-day slump. For others, it is a social experience with a friend or family member. Although people love their java, a common problem is that it stains … Read Full Article