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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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Toothpaste and Mouthwash 101

August 10, 2020.Individuals.#adult

Choosing the right dental hygiene products plays a significant role in your oral health. That’s why it’s so important to consider what products to choose. Understanding the different types of toothpaste and mouthwash, including their ingredients, is key to determining what’s best for you. Key Toothpaste Ingredients Fortunately, there’s a range of options for you to choose from when it comes to toothpaste. One main decision is whether to select a paste, gel or powder toothpaste. All are effective in cleaning your teeth well and contain the same basic ingredients, such as flavoring agents, which gives toothpaste its minty fresh scent. They’re also composed of a cleaning and polishing agent that helps remove plaque, debris and surface stains on your teeth. When choosing which type of toothpaste is right for you, consult your dentist, especially if you have sensitive teeth or gum disease. Supplementary Toothpaste Ingredients Depending on your age, […]

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Battle of the Brushes: Electric vs. Manual

July 15, 2020.Individuals.#children's oral health
electric vs. manual toothbrush

Good oral health starts with practicing daily habits –– such as brushing and flossing your teeth. Following the recommended brush time of two minutes twice daily adds up to 1,460 minutes spent brushing your teeth each year –– or more than one full day of brushing. That’s why it’s important to find a toothbrush that feels comfortable and works best for you. Understanding the differences between manual and electric toothbrushes is key to keeping your smile healthy. Benefits of Manual Toothbrushes Plentiful options: Manual toothbrushes come in a variety of colors, sizes and bristle options. Inexpensive: The average toothbrush costs a fraction of its electric counterpart and can be found at almost any grocery store, convenience store or pharmacy. Many dentist offices offer complimentary toothbrushes during your appointments. No batteries or charging: Besides toothpaste, there’s nothing else to remember. Drawbacks: Proper technique: With manual toothbrushes, you get out what you put in. In other […]

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What to Expect When Visiting Your Dental Office

June 1, 2020.Individuals

Like so many industries across the world, the dental industry has been dramatically impacted by COVID-19. As a result of the pandemic, you may have had to reschedule a dental appointment. However, many states have lifted restrictions and businesses are open, including dental offices. Choosing when to return to the dentist is important and should be based on a number of factors. Consider the following before scheduling your next appointment: Preventive Dental Care is crucial to your oral health and overall well-being. During routine exams, your dentist can detect signs of many diseases including heart disease and diabetes. They can also identify early signs of oral health concerns that could become more expensive, complicated and uncomfortable if left untreated. Infection Control Policies have always been top priority for dental practices. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, updated guidelines have been set by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. […]

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