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Celebrate National Smile Month

May 25, 2023.Individuals.#dental checkup
Woman sitting in beach chair, smiling and wearing sunglasses

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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Tips for Choosing an In-Network Provider

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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New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

January 7, 2022.Individuals.#brushing teeth
White father and daughter helping to brush each other's teeth for good oral health

It’s the time of year for resolutions. Aim for a healthier smile in 2022! We can help you get started with the following tips. Consider the benefits of starting a healthy routine early in the year. Try to eat a well-balanced diet and drink plenty of water. Find ways to reduce and manage stress while avoiding tobacco products and limiting alcohol. Think about setting goals to improve your oral health routine this year. Maintaining good oral health will also help improve your overall health. Good oral health habits include: Brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time – don’t forget to clean your tongue Flossing daily Using fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled manual or electric toothbrush Storing your toothbrush in an upright position and allow it to air-dry Replacing your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three months Preventive care has long been a priority in dental benefit […]

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Inspire your kids to care for their smiles

February 6, 2019.Individuals.#children
girl brushing her teeth and smiling

When it comes to dental care habits for children, a little fun can go a long way. By adding some extra excitement into their oral hygiene routine, you can help motivate them to keep their smile healthy throughout childhood and the rest of their lifetime. Reward them for successes Whether your child remembered to floss or said no to sugar at a sleepover, small rewards can be a big boost for good oral health behavior. Read them their favorite book or two before bed if they brushed for the full two minutes. Or set up a reward chart and add a fun sticker every time they remember to floss without a reminder throughout the week. Find hygiene tools that make them smile Children need basic tooth care tools and supplies like a toothbrush, floss, toothpaste and toothbrush holder. But no one said those tools have to be boring. Choose brushes […]

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Seven Diseases that Affect Your Mouth

January 8, 2019.Individuals.#acid reflux
old woman and her dentist looking at dentures

During a routine dental exam, your dentist can help detect more than 120 health conditions, making regular dental visits essential to having good oral and overall health. Because your oral health is closely connected to your overall health, certain diseases might leave your teeth and gums with unexpected symptoms. Take a look at some of the effects common systemic diseases may have on your mouth. Diabetes The primary condition associated with diabetes is gum disease or periodontitis. Roughly a third of all those with diabetes have a severe form of gum disease 1 that can damage supporting bone structures around teeth, increasing the likelihood of loose teeth or tooth loss. Diabetes may also lead to oral thrush and dry mouth.2 Oral thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth that causes small white bumps to develop,3 and dry mouth is a lack of saliva that can lead to bad breath, tooth […]

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