Wellness

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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 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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4 Ways to Lower Dental Costs

When is the last time you saw the dentist? If it’s been more than a year, you’re in good company. Over 40% of American adults have not scheduled a dental exam in the past 12 months (or even longer), reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 10% of people don’t go to the … 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

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Ameritas Online Tool Helps Members Estimate Dental Costs

Concerns about cost are often the reason people put off going to the dentist. Research shows that most people have less than $1,000 saved for unexpected expenses. So they use their credit card to cover bills that exceed their monthly budgets, such as health and dental procedures. That’s why Ameritas dental insurance members can estimate … Read Full Article

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Tips for Brushing Your Teeth for Better Oral Health

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 recommend the following tips for brushing your teeth for better oral health. Clean all tooth surfaces Food particles can collect between your teeth and … Read Full Article