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How Dental Benefits Can Improve Your Company

March 1, 2021.Individuals
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Does your company stand out to job seekers? In the competition for talent, a great benefits package can mean the difference between standing out from competitors and getting lost in the crowd. But the value of great benefits doesn’t end there: they also help keep current employees happy and healthy. Dental insurance is one area in which you can build your offerings. Learn how dental benefits can make a difference.

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Form Oral Health Habits with Children

February 12, 2021.Individuals.#children

Establishing healthy dental habits early on can set your child up for better oral and overall health throughout their life. Protect your child’s smile by helping them practice preventive care. Caring for Baby Teeth Did you know that baby teeth need similar dental care as adult teeth? When baby teeth first appear between 6 and 12 months, that’s a sign to schedule a dental visit for your child. Tooth decay can occur as soon as baby teeth appear, so don’t delay in assisting your child with preventive care, including brushing their teeth twice a day. Simply follow the recommended practices and use a child-size toothbrush and pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Once your child can brush their teeth without assistance, continue to supervise their daily routine to make sure they follow proper brushing techniques. While you aid your child’s oral health, keep an eye on other normal behaviors, such as […]

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Prioritize your oral health in 2021

January 5, 2021.Individuals.#dental cleaning

If you made a New Year’s resolution to prioritize your oral health in 2021, there are a variety of things you can do to achieve this goal. Cutting back on harmful habits – limiting sugar intake, cutting back on alcohol and quitting smoking – all will greatly help in this effort. Another main thing to do is schedule a dentist appointment. The reasons below help outline the importance of making a dentist appointment a priority in the New Year: Life could get busy after New Year’s, and like many tasks, scheduling a dentist appointment may slip farther and farther down your to-do list. Even if you think that your oral health is in good standing, preventive care is an important way to maintain it. If you wait too long, you may delay treatment on unknown cavities or other oral health problems which will require more complicated and costly treatment in […]

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Which is Better: Root Canal or Dental Implant?

December 3, 2020.Individuals.#dental implant

More than 1 in 4 (26%) adults in the U.S. has untreated tooth decay.1 Tooth decay occurs when bacteria attacks the enamel of teeth, leading to cavities. If left untreated, it can cause pain, infection and tooth loss. Many patients and dentists have to make a tough choice when deciding between saving a natural tooth with a root canal or removing the tooth and replacing it with a dental implant. It’s important to understand each procedure to determine which treatment option is best for you. Root canals Root canals aim to save an infected or decayed tooth. The procedure removes the nerve and inflamed pulp of the tooth before it’s cleaned, filled and sealed. A root canal leaves the tooth’s functions the same as before, with only the absence of the tooth’s nerve. This means that the tooth’s sensory function no longer reacts to temperature. Most root canals can be completed […]

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

November 5, 2020.Individuals.#COVID-19

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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