Wellness

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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

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Understanding the Pandemic’s Impact On Oral Health

During the pandemic, Americans adopted new habits. Overnight, many people found themselves quarantined, working from home or furloughed. These sudden changes created stress and anxiety. To help them cope, many exchanged business or work attire for sweats and PJs. People ate more comfort foods and snacks, binged on TV shows, and skipped their daily oral … Read Full Article

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How 3D Printing is Changing Dentistry

3D technology has revolutionized nearly every industry. Developed 30 years ago, 3D technology makes it easier for companies to produce detailed products more quickly and accurately. Now dental companies and dentist offices are using 3D technology to improve patient care. Here’s how 3D printing is changing dentistry. Precision design 3D printers use a chemical process … Read Full Article

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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