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Five Bad Habits That Affect Your Dental Health

Your smile is one of the best things about you! Start the new year right by kicking bad habits that affect your dental health. Don’t wait to visit your dentist until you have a serious concern. Instead, use your dental benefits regularly to maintain your healthy smile. Good oral health starts with good dental habits. … Read Full Article

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What to look for in a Dental Plan

Employees rank dental insurance as one of the top health benefits they want and need. But not all dental plans are the same. Each one has different coverage options, which can be confusing. Here’s what to look for in a dental plan. Choose coverage that fits your needs Before shopping for dental insurance, assess your … Read Full Article

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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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Dental Insurance is an Investment in Yourself

As an Ameritas dental plan member, you have access to an extensive dental network and award-winning customer service. You even have a secure, online member portal where you can view your benefits and claim information, policy documents, ID cards, online explanations of benefits, and find providers near you. And by simply visiting your dentist for … 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