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Preventative Self Care Can Equal Less Visits To The Dentist

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Preventative Self Care Can Equal Less Visits To The Dentist

Good preventive oral care at home can save you money…it can also save your teeth, freshen your breath, and improve your oral and overall health. The Six Steps of Preventive Care Brush at least twice a day. Floss once a day. Limit sugary snacks and drinks (including fruit juices). Don’t smoke or use any tobacco products. Have an examination as often as is recommended by your dentist. The frequency will be based on your individual needs and the risk of oral diseases. Have your teeth cleaned and polished as per the schedule recommended by your dentist. Examinations—Once, Twice or...

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Dental Insurance. Understanding How It Works.

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Dental Insurance. Understanding How It Works.

What is co-payment? Co-payment—also called co-insurance—is the portion of the bill that is your own responsibility. It’s the most common way for dental plans to limit their costs, thereby providing various plans with an assortment of benefits and price points for the purchaser to choose. Some plans are also taking other approaches to limit plan spending: setting annual deductibles, capping the dollar amount or limiting the number of visits covered within a year. How much do I have to pay? That depends on your plan. An 80/20 co-payment is common for basic procedures such as x-rays,...

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Dental Bridges

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Dental Bridges

What Is A Dental Bridge A bridge, also called a “fixed bridge” or a “fixed dental prosthesis,” is a dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. It extends across an area that has no teeth and is typically made up of an artificial tooth fused between 2 crowns. (A crown is a hollow, artificial tooth that fits over a natural tooth or a dental implant). The bridge is held firmly in place by your own teeth on each side of the missing one(s) or by dental implants. A bridge is permanent and cannot be removed. Dental Bridge Procedure If you have healthy teeth on each side of a...

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Gum Disease And Your Overall Health

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Gum Disease And Your Overall Health

Gum Disease And Overall Health Effects Gum disease may be a risk factor for a number of serious health conditions such as heart disease and stroke, phenomena and other respiratory diseases, diabetes and premature or low birth weight babies. If you have gum disease, the bacteria from swollen or bleeding gums can travel through the bloodstream, potentially worsening or causing other types of health problems. How Gum Disease Develops Gum disease starts with the formation of hard and soft deposits on the surface of the teeth. Over time, a buildup of bacteria called plaque collects at the gum...

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