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COVID-19 Stress Causing Cracked Teeth, Other Oral Health Issues

November 5, 2020.Individuals.#COVID-19
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It remains a stressful time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies show stress not only harms overall health but can harm your oral health, as well. Reducing stress is important to maintaining a healthy smile and good oral health. Stress has been shown to contribute to a variety of oral health conditions. For example, the American Dental Association recently shared a survey regarding dentists and endodontists currently seeing more patients with cracked teeth, with a direct correlation to these injuries coming from stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. From this survey, dentists have seen more cases of teeth grinding (59.4%), chipped and cracked teeth (53.4%) and more. Other oral health conditions that can be caused by stress include: Dry mouth Canker sores Tooth decay Gum disease Here are ways to help keep your entire mouth healthy while trying to lessen stress. Stay on track with your oral health routine. Always […]

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Save Money with a Network Dentist

October 19, 2020.Individuals.#dental network

TruAssure gives members access to an extensive nationwide dental network.* When TruAssure members visit a network dentist, they can save between 20 to 40 percent on their dental treatment. Network dentists accept TruAssure’s allowed fees as payment in full and cannot charge patients the difference between TruAssure’s allowed fee and their submitted fee. The below chart is an example of how much you can save when you visit a network dentist. Network dentists cannot bill the difference between the TruAssure allowed fee and their submitted fee. It is easy to see how visiting a network dentist can save you money. Visit TruAssure.com to find a network dentist today.   *All TruAssure dental plans, other than Basic and Preferred dental plans, are offered in association with the DenteMax Plus dental network arrangement, which includes participating dentists from the United Concordia, DenteMax and Connection dental networks in all states but North Carolina, […]

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Guide to Dental Crowns

October 7, 2020.Individuals.#cavity
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As you think about all the talking, laughing, smiling and eating you do in a day, the strength and overall health of your teeth is crucial. Cavities and tooth decay are caused by a combination of factors, including bacteria in your mouth, frequent snacking, sugary drinks and not brushing your teeth well. Large cavities can cause a tooth to weaken or crack over time which may result in the need for a dental crown. Crowns help restore a tooth’s shape and protect it from further damage with a tooth-shaped cap placed over the tooth. They can also be used to improve the appearance of the tooth and provide needed support. A dental crown may be needed for the following: A tooth that is severely worn down, cracked or weakened. A cavity that is too large for a filling. A tooth that requires a dental bridge or tooth implant. A root […]

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Understanding Pre-Treatment Estimates

September 15, 2020.Individuals.#budgeting

When planning for any dental treatment, it’s important to know the costs involved – understanding what is covered by your dental provider and the difference for which you will be financially responsible. A pre-treatment estimate is a free service that TruAssure provides to its members which details an approximate idea of how much a procedure will cost before it’s performed. This can help you and your dentist make a better-informed decision about your treatment options. How to Obtain a Pre-Treatment Estimate Getting a pre-estimate is easy. The process starts with contacting your dentist, who will then submit a proposed treatment plan and supporting X-rays and documents to your insurance provider. Once the documents and benefits are reviewed, you’ll receive an estimate which outlines your out-of-pocket costs. The estimate is based on the type of dental plan you have, your eligibility and current plan benefits and the amount remaining in your […]

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TruAssure is now offering vision benefits* in Ohio and Missouri through our partnership with Vision Benefits of America

August 12, 2020.Brokers & General Agents.#dental insurance
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Now groups of all sizes in Ohio and Missouri have access to flexible and comprehensive dental and vision coverage. Selecting dental and vision plans from TruAssure helps businesses promote employee wellness and retain top talent. When a business chooses TruAssure for their dental benefit needs, they can be sure they’re making the best choice for their employees and their company. True Expertise. TruAssure is part of a family of dental plan companies with more than 50 years of experience and more than 2 million members nationwide. Our dental plans are customizable for businesses with 10 or more employees, and we also offer flexible options for smaller groups. Our partnership with Vision Benefits of America (VBA) allows us to meet businesses’ dental and vision benefits needs. VBA offers customized plan designs and underwriting for businesses with 10 or more employees. VBA vision includes plans that allow for contacts and frames within […]

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