Entries by Donna Pleis

The Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth

Even the healthiest diets are tempted by chocolate and sweet treats when Halloween rolls around.  While no sweets are good for teeth, some are less harmful than others. the stickier the candy, the worse it is for your teeth and Fast melting chocolate has advantages as a Halloween treat.  Trick-or-treating’s candy haul is just around […]

Dental Health through the Generations

Whether you’re a part of Generation X, a Baby Boomer, Millennial, or in your twilight years, healthy teeth and beautiful smiles are assets valued by all. This may be why today, more older adults, than ever before, have all of their natural teeth. However, no matter if you are 2 or 92, the risk for […]

Alzheimer’s Disease and Your Oral Health

The National Institute of Aging reports Alzheimer’s disease as the most common form of dementia among adults over 60. This disease causes changes in the brain, affecting behavioral and reasoning skills, along with memory. And even though 5 million people in the U.S. may have Alzheimer’s disease, so far the cause has not been fully understood. […]

Shopping Tips for Short Term Medical Plans

A short-term medical plan may be the perfect solution when you’re facing a temporary interruption in medical coverage. With a quick and easy application process, these plans often provide coverage within hours, and while the coverage is not as extensive as a major medical policy, the premiums are much lower. So, if you are in […]

Bridge the Gap With Short Term Medical Insurance

Losing your medical coverage is a scary predicament and one that can wreak havoc with your finances if you or a family member needs medical care. Gaps in medical insurance frequently happen due to changing jobs, missing an enrollment deadline or waiting for coverage to take effect with a new employer. And many people are […]

Braces 101: Knowing Your Options

Not everyone has perfectly aligned teeth, but thanks to orthodontic braces, straight teeth and a beautiful smile can be a reality. However, orthodontic treatment is a pricey investment, and even with dental insurance, out-of-pocket expenses are significant. This is why it helps to understand the types of braces available and the price tag that goes along with them. […]

Understanding the Risks and Benefits of Cosmetic Dental Surgery

Even with a healthy mouth, your smile may not be meeting your standards of perfection. If you’re self-conscious because of tooth discolorations, gaps between your teeth or you have teeth that overlap, it may be time to consider a cosmetic procedure to bring your smile back to life. However, considering the pricey nature of cosmetic treatment, and […]

Foods that Put You at Risk For Tooth Decay

You may be surprised to know that maintaining healthy teeth isn’t just about good tooth brushing; it actually has a lot to do with your diet. Eating foods rich in calcium and vitamins can build strong teeth and bones, while poor food choices can increase your chance of getting cavities. Here’s a list of foods that have the […]

Dental Discount Plans Perfect for Seniors

While older adults are often under the impression that their “cavity prone” years are over, the truth is — as we age our dental problems often escalate. Unfortunately for many senior citizens, dental complications come at a time when they are retired and no longer have an employer-sponsored dental plan. However, an affordable dental discount plan may […]

6 Foods That Support Dental Health

You may have heard the expression “you are what you eat.” Well, this is especially true when it comes to your dental health. Strong teeth and gums are dependent on a healthy diet of nutrient-rich foods. And here are 6 foods that will specifically keep your teeth and gums in the best of shape.