Blog Posts Categorized: Adults + Seniors



October 9th, 2017
Dental Benefits After Retirement

For many people, planning for retirement means decades of tucking money away in retirement accounts and scheduling vacations. But many of these same people forget to plan for one thing – dental benefits! Most retirees lose employer-sponsored dental coverage when they leave the workforce. While some Medicare Advantage plans offer dental benefits, not all seniors… Read more »

October 5th, 2017
Therapy Dogs in Dental Offices

In recent years, dental offices have incorporated many innovative techniques to help their patients relax in the chair – music, TVs, aromatherapy and even spa-like treatments. But there’s one that really gets our tails wagging: therapy dogs. Therapy dogs have long been used to help people, including veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and hospital… Read more »

September 21st, 2017
Medications Can Affect Oral Health

  As we age, many of us find ourselves with health conditions that require medication. While these medications are often crucial for our health, some may have adverse side effects on our oral health. One of the most common side effects of many medications is dry mouth, which does more than just make you crave… Read more »

September 19th, 2017
What should I ask my HR department this open enrollment period?

Pumpkin spice lattes are just around the corner – and, for many of us, that means open enrollment season isn’t far behind. Picking your benefits can be complicated. In fact, statistics show that most people tend to just re-enroll in the benefit options that they have chosen previously. But benefit packages often change, and you… Read more »

September 14th, 2017
Preventive Oral Health Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

  When an Alzheimer’s patient starts to exhibit symptoms of the disease, tasks that were once second nature can suddenly become challenging. Even daily routines, such as brushing and flossing, can be hard to remember or perform – which is why gum disease and tooth decay are common in Alzheimer’s patients. Consider these tips to… Read more »

September 11th, 2017
4 Easiest Ways to Care for Your Gums

When we think about a healthy mouth, most of us picture pearly teeth – but in fact the health of your gums is just as important! Your gums are so important that there is an entire month (September) devoted to their care. This National Gum Care Month, take a minute to refresh on the four… Read more »