Periodontal (gum) disease is a preventable condition, yet it affects almost half of the American population, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and it’s the most common reason for tooth loss in adults. While these are disturbing statistics, your teeth and gums can remain healthy for a lifetime when you know the […]
When you have a lack of saliva in your mouth — you know it. Not only does your mouth feel as arid and dry as a desert, but speaking, eating, and swallowing becomes difficult and sometimes painful. Most cases are temporary in nature, but many people suffer from constant dry mouth, which is not only […]
Not long ago, a badly diseased or broken tooth would have been pulled. But today, teeth that are injured or have become infected can be saved with endodontic treatment — better known as a root canal. While it is always more cost effective to save a tooth rather than having it pulled, you may find […]
Orthodontic treatment is an important investment in your dental health, your appearance, and your overall confidence. But while the rewards are great, the costs can be high; so if you are serious about putting your money where your mouth is — pun intended — you’ll want to find an affordable but yet well-qualified orthodontist. And […]
Strong, healthy teeth not only create beautiful smiles, they are necessary for eating, speaking and giving your face its shape. This is why it is important not only to replace missing teeth but also to find replacements that look, feel and function like your own natural teeth.
Whether covered by a dental plan through an employer or an individually purchased policy, many people are under the impression that their dental insurance will cover 100% of their dental expenses. While dental coverage can help take the “bite” out of the high cost of dentistry, the reality is, no dental plan covers all charges […]
Nothing boosts a person’s confidence more than knowing that his or her smile is showing off beautiful, straight teeth. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with a picture-perfect smile and orthodontic treatment is often needed to correct crooked teeth, spacing problems or poor dental alignment. While in the past those without dental insurance typically paid for […]
It’s only natural to want a beautiful smile, but many of us wish our teeth were a bit whiter—not only for vanity’s sake, but because people naturally are attracted to nicer smiles with straighter, whiter teeth. According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey, 99.7% of those surveyed indicated that an attractive smile leads […]
Pediatric dental care is an essential benefit that most health policies must offer under the federal Affordable Care Act. Health care plans on state exchanges are not required to include dental coverage, as long as at least one provider offers stand-alone dental coverage*. If consumers want pediatric dental coverage, they may have to pay for […]
A recent survey* conducted of baby boomers age 45 and older determined 83 percent of those surveyed have medical coverage. The study showed that 9 out of 10 older Americans (over 45) understand that routine dental check-ups can help prevent heart disease and other chronic conditions. This awareness contrasts with the fact that only four […]
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