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How Dental Insurance Differs from Medical Insurance

August 30, 2021

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dental insurance form

In the wake of the pandemic, you may be looking around for a new job. There are plenty available right now! If you’re like most job seekers nowadays, you’re looking for a company that offers you more than just a decent salary. You want an employer that believes in having healthy, happy employees and provides good benefits like substantial medical and dental insurance.

How do you know they’re offering good dental and medical insurance? While you’re interviewing for a new job, it might be helpful to understand the difference between these types of insurance so that you can ask the right questions and get the answers you need to know. Keep reading to learn about dental insurance and how you can gain the most from your coverage once you get the job.

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Love Your Coffee and Your Smile

August 17, 2021

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friends drinking coffee together

Do you have a cup or more of coffee every day? According to the National Coffee Association about 70 percent of American adults consume coffee daily. If you’re among the majority who can’t live without their warm cup in the morning, there’s a holiday coming that you’ll definitely want to observe. September 29 is National Coffee Day, where everyone celebrates their favorite beverage. But did you know that your daily fix could be damaging your smile? Here are the things you should know about how coffee impacts your oral health and what you can do about it.

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3 Reasons Your Dentist Takes Your Blood Pressure Now

August 4, 2021

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dentist taking a patient’s blood pressure

You know the drill. You’ve gone to the dentist every six months for basically your whole life. The dental assistant takes X-rays of your teeth, the dental hygienist cleans your teeth, and the dentist examines your mouth. But during this visit, something is different—the dental assistant takes your blood pressure. What does that have to do with your smile? Why are they implementing this new step in your appointment? Read on to learn three good reasons why your dentist wants to know this information.

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More Than Checking Teeth: 4 Important Things Your Dentist Does During Your Checkup

July 29, 2021

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patient getting a dental checkup

As you get ready to go to your six-month dentist’s appointment, you look at your teeth in the mirror. They look fine to you—no cavities that you can see or feel. You wonder whether you really need to go. You absolutely do! This checkup is about so much more than just examining your teeth for cavities, cracks, or chips. Here are four important things you didn’t know that your dentist does during your checkup appointment!

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Are “Bad Teeth” Genetic? How You Can Overcome Nature

June 28, 2021

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family members together talking about bad teeth

Your eye color. Your blood type. Your height. There are many things about you that uniquely result from your parents, grandparents, and others in your family tree. But what about your smile? Are “bad teeth” genetic? Sometimes the genes you’re born with include unfortunate traits too—like having poor oral health regardless of how hard you try. In this post, you’ll learn more about how your genes can affect your teeth and gums and what you can do to keep your smile strong.

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3 Benefits of Going to a Practice with Multiple Dentists

May 28, 2021

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team of dentists talking

You and your family have just moved to a new area. As you learn where the grocery stores are, research new restaurants you want to try, and get the kids situated with their new schools, you also look around for necessary resources, like a dentist’s office. You ask yourself, “How do I find the right dentist?”

Should you go with a single general dentist? A practice that has more than one dentist? Do you take your kids to a specialist? With so many options, it can be difficult to decide. However, here’s why you should consider choosing a practice that has multiple dentists and that offers basically all services.

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How Long Will It Take for Gingivitis to Heal?

April 28, 2021

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pink in the sink from gingivitis

It’s getting late in the day, and you’re exhausted. You have work in the morning, but you lose track of time watching your favorite show. To make up for it, you decide to cut your going-to-bed routine short tonight. As you half-heartedly brush your teeth and spit out, you notice pink toothpaste in the sink. A quick look in the mirror reveals your red, puffy gums, the first signs of gingivitis or gum disease.

While many questions pop into your mind, the most pressing concern for you is how long this symptom will last. However, you should understand more about bleeding gums and gum disease before you can answer how long it will take to overcome this issue. Read on to get the information you need!

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Can Receded Gums Grow Back?

March 30, 2021

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teeth with receded gums

You’re a pretty laid-back, easy-going person. You don’t get worked up over little things, and you try to be low maintenance. While these characteristics may be valuable in some areas of life, they may not be helpful if you take this approach to your oral health.

At your dental appointment, your dentist tells you that your gums are receding, but what exactly does that mean? Can gums grow back? Is this something you should actually worry about? Read on to find out!

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3 Easy Home Remedies for Getting Rid of Gingivitis

February 25, 2021

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woman flossing her teeth to get rid of gingivitis in Lincoln

Over this past year, you’ve stayed at home. During that time, you’ve learned that many things can be handled from the comfort of your home, including making bread, schooling the kids, doing DIY projects around the house, and even maintaining your oral health.

If you’ve noticed that your gums are swollen and red, you may have the beginning stages of gum (periodontal) disease, which is called gingivitis. Although more serious issues, like advanced periodontal disease, definitely require treatment from a dentist right away, you might be able to take care of mild gingivitis on your own. Here are some ways that you can manage this situation at home.

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Brrr . . . 3 Simple Ways to Fight Winter Mouth Issues

January 22, 2021

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woman out in the cold with winter mouth issues

As you prepare to leave your house for work, you bundle up. After all, winter is now hitting hard now! You have a thick coat, gloves for your hands, a scarf for your neck, and a hat for your head. But as you open the door and step outside, you realize that there’s one area that you still need help with—your mouth! Read on to learn the problems you can face and what to do about winter mouth issues.

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