Wellness

Overall wellness is a direct result of dental, vision and hearing wellness. We help you care for you and your family’s smiles, sights and sounds, through the right benefit plans, health related tips and information. We’re your go-to resource for better health and a more fulfilling life.

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4 Treats to avoid for better teeth

It seems that at every family gathering or holiday celebration, the menu features starchy breads, sugary treats and alcohol. Dentists say that as people enjoy these foods and drinks, oral bacteria also have a feast. When oral bacteria connect with sugars and starches in the mouth, acid is produced. The acid attacks tooth enamel for … Read Full Article

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The Big Benefits of Dental Flossing

Many people don’t like to floss their teeth. If they brush their teeth daily, they wonder why do they need to floss? Dentists say that toothbrushing and flossing work together to lower the risk of tooth decay. In addition, flossing can help reduce the chance of developing gum disease. Know the big benefits of dental flossing. … Read Full Article

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4 Ways Parents Can Protect Children’s Dental Health

Children’s baby teeth lay the foundation for adult teeth. So if children take care of their teeth, they are more likely to have healthy teeth and gums when they are older. Most kids don’t know how to take care of their teeth on their own. Here are four ways parents and caregivers can protect children’s … Read Full Article

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5 Ways Vaping Affects Dental Health

In 2006, e-cigarettes were first introduced in the United States. Since then, many people have wondered how vaping could affect oral health, and the lungs. In this article, we’re going to focus on oral health. Research shows that using e-cigarettes can damage teeth and gums. Here are six things to know about how vaping affects … Read Full Article

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11 Eye Care Tips for Healthy Vision

Looking people directly in the eye is a powerful way to make a positive first impression. If you want to enjoy a lifetime of healthy vision, take steps to protect your eyes. Review these 11 eye care tips. Schedule regular eye exams Visit your eye doctor yearly to have your vision checked. During the exam, … Read Full Article

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Why Some Kids Keep Getting Tonsillitis

Some kids can’t get a break. They recover from one bout of tonsillitis only to get it again. Some kids get tonsillitis more than seven times a year. Here’s what you need to know about why some kids keep getting tonsillitis. Why tonsillitis occurs Behind the tongue on both sides of the throat are bumps … Read Full Article

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5 Tips for Aging Well Mentally

As people age, they often feel that their brain slows down. They have difficulty remembering phone numbers and appointments, or birthdays of family and friends. Research shows that it’s possible to keep your brain sharp well into your senior years. You just need to start early in life. Review five tips for aging well mentally … Read Full Article