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Know Your Coverage Part 1: 10 Common Dental Insurance Terms Explained

October 16, 2018.Members.#claim

You might have heard these words and phrases before, but if you aren’t sure what they mean, you could be misunderstanding what your dental benefits plan covers. Brush up on your dental insurance knowledge to ensure you’re ready to make informed decisions next time you come across these terms 1. Claim: A form requesting payment that is sent to your benefits carrier by you or your dentist after a procedure based on your benefits plan. In-network dental offices usually submit them for you, but you might have to send the form yourself if you seek care from an out-of-network dentist.1 2. Claim appeal: If your benefits carrier rejects a claim, you have the opportunity to state your case as to why the procedure should be covered. This takes the form of a “claim appeal” that your dentist will send to the benefits carrier.2 3. Co-insurance: The percentage of the cost […]

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Helpful Tips for Managing Dental Anxiety

October 9, 2018.Individuals.#avoidance

Professional checkups and cleanings make a huge difference in maintaining a healthy smile. Unfortunately, dental anxiety can prevent people from visiting the dentist regularly. If this describes you, you’re not alone. In America, up to 20 percent of adults avoid the dentist due to dental anxiety.1 Luckily, you can reduce your dental anxiety with research, planning and relaxation tools. For the sake of your smile, take a look at our tips to help overcome your anxiety today. Use the power of sound. You’ll likely have your phone with you at your next dentist appointment, so why not plug in your headphones and listen to something soothing? A relaxing track or enjoyable song can reduce anxiety by giving you something else to focus on.2 If you’re looking to engage your mind even further, consider downloading a podcast, audio book or comedy routine for your appointment. Kids with dental anxiety may benefit […]

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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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