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Mid-Year Check-In: Maximizing Dental Benefits

June 29, 2023.Individuals.#benefits

Summer is here, which means we’re halfway through the year, and now is a great time to see if you’re taking full advantage of your dental benefits and schedule a mid-year dental cleaning. It’s also an opportunity to brush up on preventive care, such as cleanings, X-rays, and fluoride treatment. Most TruAssure plans cover dental check-ups twice yearly, so a mid-year cleaning is a perfect way to maximize your dental benefits. Early detection means more savings down the road Visiting the dentist regularly can help assess and identify potential oral health problems early on. Your dentist can detect more than 120 health conditions – including heart disease, diabetes, and oral cancer. Early detection and treatment can prevent more severe oral and overall health complications and help avoid additional treatment costs. Preventive care goes a long way Preventive care helps avoid issues that could become more significant problems but can also […]

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Celebrate National Smile Month

May 25, 2023.Individuals.#dental checkup

June is here, and so is National Smile Month! Take time this month to discover fun and creative tips for maintaining a healthier smile and a healthier you! Give yourself a gift. Toothbrushes should be replaced every three to four months – or sooner if the bristles appear frayed. Pick up a new one for you – or buy a batch for the whole family. Say cheese in two ways. Summer is a great time to stock up on nutrient-rich foods from your nearby farmer’s market and talk to your kids about the importance of healthy snacking such as fruits, vegetables, and low-fat cheeses. Additionally, you can capture your family’s healthy, happy smiles with a family portrait. Every time you flip through the album, your family’s pearly whites can remind you to celebrate oral health all year long! Help bring a smile to someone else. Encourage your loved ones to […]

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Network of Dentists

April 25, 2023.Individuals.#dental exam
Dentist and patient smiling.

Whether you’re looking for a dentist close to home, one with great recommendations from patients, or a dentist office with flexible office hours that fit your schedule, we make it easy to find dental care providers. Learn how to find an in-network provider and why choosing an in-network dentist can help you save money. Talk about something worth smiling about! What Does “In-Network Dentist” Mean? An in-network dentist means that your dentist is part of your dental plan, and they have agreed to provide you with dental care at your plan’s rate. An out-of-network dentist is separate from your dental plan and has not agreed to pre-established rates for treatment. You may choose to see an out-of-network dentist, but you may pay end up paying more out of your own pocket. The difference in fees between in- and out-of-network dentists is often called a “discount” or “network savings.” Those with […]

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How to Keep Your Smile Healthy as You Age

September 1, 2022.Individuals.#dental exam

Did you know that your teeth can say a lot about your age? Aging can have a noticeable impact on your smile. As you get older, the appearance of your teeth is typically darker and duller. In addition, receding gums give the lips less support, making you look older. Effects of poor oral health can go beyond a person’s mouth. Research continues to show a connection between oral and overall health. Gum disease has been linked to several systemic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. Luckily, it is never too late to form better oral health habits that benefit your overall health. Take a moment during National Healthy Aging Month to learn more about oral health and how to keep your smile in tip-top shape. Four ways your smile can change as you age General wear and tear Dry mouth caused by medications Shifting teeth—can cause receding gums and make them more […]

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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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