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Is dental insurance tax deductible?

By Bruce Miller | November 24, 2015 — 8:45 AM EST Read more: Is dental insurance tax deductible? | Investopedia https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/112415/dental-insurance-tax-deductible.asp#ixzz52UfkKq00 A: Dental insurance premiums may be tax deductible. To be deductible as a qualifying medical expense, the dental insurance must be for procedures to prevent or alleviate dental disease, including dental hygiene and preventive exams and treatments. Dental insurance […]

Top Treats & Foods That Damage Teeth During The Holidays

  https://happytoothnc.com/category/oral-health/ We all want healthy teeth and healthy gums. But the lure of sweet treats, delicious drinks, and decadent desserts during the holiday season can overwhelm our otherwise sensible choices. Unfortunately, holiday foods that damage teeth are all-too-common this time of year. Time to switch things up and try a new tradition: Holiday treats that […]

Children who avoid tap water have lower lead levels but more tooth decay

By Brooks Hays Elevated blood lead levels affect only a small minority of children, but the health consequences are profound and permanent,” researcher Anne E. Sanders said. For American children, tap water’s health benefits come with risks. New research shows children and adolescents in the United States who avoid tap water are more likely to have tooth […]

What is coinsurance? And other health insurance mysteries explained

Why is health care in the U.S. so expensive? Health insurance. You know you need it, but navigating through the terms and coverage explanations can be ridiculously confusing. But if you don’t understand how your plan works, it could really cost you. Current law allows younger people to stay on their parent’s plan until they […]

Chew on this: Dental coverage gives protection within limits

By Tom Murphy Don’t forget about your teeth when you start considering 2018 insurance needs later this fall. The annual sign-up window for many types of health insurance also is a good time to think about dental coverage. Many employers offer a chance to sign up for it during their open enrollment period for benefits. Dental […]

The Case for Regular Flossing

Your dentist has likely told you for years (your entire life even) that you should be flossing your teeth daily. Food particles and plaque between your teeth can’t be removed with regular brushing, and so getting floss in there is the only way to properly clean the area out. For some reason, you and 36% […]

5 Steps to Take to Curb Bad Breath

From the time we’re small children, we’re incessantly reminded to brush our teeth and eat calcium rich foods to keep ourselves and our teeth healthy. Establishing good oral hygiene habits from a young age is imperative to good overall health, and dentists know that if you’re caring for your teeth as a child you’ll be […]