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Frequently Asked Questions about Children’s Oral Health

August 3, 2018.Individuals.#battle bottle

Helping your child develop good oral health habits not only benefits their smile, but is also vital to their overall well-being.  Cavities are one of the most prevalent diseases among children.  If a cavity, or other oral health issue, remains untreated, it can cause discomfort and affect common tasks like eating, speaking and even learning in school.  Teaching your child how to properly care for their teeth as well as visiting the dentist regularly ensures that your child keeps their teeth healthy for a lifetime. We’ve put together a list of ten common questions asked about children’s oral health.   1. When should I start brushing my child’s teeth? You can start good oral health habits from birth. Gently wipe your baby’s gums with a wet washcloth or gauze after feedings. Once teeth emerge, you can use an infant tooth brush and a tiny amount (a smear the size of […]

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X-rays, Cleanings and Exams

July 10, 2018.Individuals

Along with brushing twice and flossing once daily, you can help protect your oral health by visiting your dentist regularly. The American Dental Association recommends regular dental exams to help maintain optimal oral health. Good oral health contributes to your overall health and well-being. If you haven’t visited the dentist in a while, you may want to brush up on what happens during a routine dental checkup. Here is what to expect the next time you find yourself in a dental chair – hopefully, soon! X-rays Your dentist may decide to take a series of X-rays to see more detail of your mouth. X-rays can help your dentist spot decay and other dental issues. While radiation exposure from dental X-rays is low, they are not typically necessary at every visit. Cleaning and Polishing During a dental exam, a dentist or dental hygienist will begin by cleaning and polishing your teeth […]

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Five Ways to Have a Smile-Friendly Summer

July 2, 2018.Individuals.#dentist

For many of us, summertime means enjoying the weather, swimming, cookouts, vacations, less hectic schedules and much more. While you’re hopefully relaxing a bit and enjoying the summer, remember to prioritize oral health this summer. Here are five ways to keep your summer smile-friendly: Use lip balm with SPF. Even if you generously apply sunscreen and reapply every few hours, you are not protecting your skin as well as you should from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Lips are the top area of the body people often overlook and exposing them to the sun may increase your risk for oral cancer. Apply an SPF 30 lip balm or lip sunscreen alone or under lip gloss and remember to reapply every couple of hours for full protection from the sun. Plus, it will help protect your lips from chapping.   Wear a mouthguard when playing sports or during other high-impact summer […]

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Five Conversations for Men to Have with the Children in Their Life about Oral Health

June 6, 2018.Individuals.#dental care

June is Men’s Health Month. With Father’s Day around the corner, now is a great time to start passing fatherly wisdom about good oral health habits to the children important in your life. Here are five ways you can start conversations about oral health with children to make a lifelong health impact. 1. The Importance of Dental Care First, lead by example. Men are less likely to seek preventive dental care, and tend to visit a dentist only when an oral health problem arises. This leaves men more susceptible to experiencing more serious oral health issues. Demonstrate that preventive dental care, like brushing twice each day, flossing once daily and regular visits to the dentist, are key to keeping a healthy smile. Skipping dental visits or daily brushing and flossing can cause serious issues and require more extensive and expensive treatment later on. 2. The Risk for Oral Cancer The […]

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Dental Benefits Help Improve Companies in Many Ways

June 1, 2018.Brokers.#dental insurance

As companies compete for the best talent, a great benefits package can make the difference between standing out from competitors and getting lost in the crowd. For current employees, better benefits can strengthen wellness programs and improve overall employee health. Dental insurance is one area in which companies can enhance their offerings. Better benefits improve hiring, retention Benefits are the third most important contributor to employee happiness, according to the Society for Human Resources Management’s (SHRM) 2016 report, “Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement: Revitalizing a Changing Workforce.” But while 60 percent of employees rank benefits as “very important” to their job satisfaction, only 27 percent report being “very satisfied” with the benefits they have. That gap reveals an enormous growth opportunity for businesses to improve their benefits. In turn, benefit improvements will help companies draw in prospective employees and hold on to top performers. Thirty percent of employees say that […]

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