Dental Insurance: Will It Cover Teeth Whitening Procedures?

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 […]

Lack of Federal Subsidies for Pediatric Dental Could Impact Low-Income Families

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 […]

Baby Boomers and Dental Care

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 […]

Pediatric Oral Care, When Should You Start to Care?

It’s never too early to begin caring for the teeth. According to The American Dental Association within a few days of birth, you can begin gently wiping your baby’s gums clean with a clean and moist washcloth or gauze pad.  Once teeth appear, gently brush them with a child-sized toothbrush and some water.  Most parents […]

Dental Health Tips to Reduce the Risks of Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Foundation (, more than 26 million Americans have diabetes and close to 79 million are at risk for developing the life-long disease. If you’re one of the 105 million struggling with or at risk for diabetes your healthcare and medical costs could continue to skyrocket. Did you know that those diagnosed […]