Posts Tagged: dental care



June 14th, 2017
Make the Most of Your Two-Minute Brushing Session

  Two minutes is a long time to stare at yourself in the mirror, but that’s probably what you do while brushing your teeth. Make the most of those 120 seconds—the amount of brushing time recommended by the American Dental Association—by multitasking as you clean your teeth. Here are four of our favorite ways to… Read more »

June 12th, 2017
Buying toothbrush for baby

  Health professionals agree: when your baby’s first tooth begins to pop through, it’s time to start brushing teeth. But how do you know what toothbrushes are right? Many dentists recommend starting out with damp gauze or muslin wrapped around your finger to help clean baby’s mouth when that first tooth cuts through. Starting this… Read more »

May 10th, 2017
Careers in Dentistry

It’s graduation season, which means a lot of recent high-school graduates are thinking about future careers. For those interested in dentistry, we’ve put this guide together to help you decide which role is perfect for you. The field of dentistry is exciting and always evolving. There are multiple unique and interesting roles within this career… Read more »

April 26th, 2017
Alzheimer’s Disease and Oral Health

Good oral health is a crucial part of overall health and well-being for all people, including those with Alzheimer’s Disease. Good oral health also makes eating and digesting food easier, which improves a person’s quality of life. However, Alzheimer’s can complicate oral health routines, which sometimes leads to dental problems. If you or someone you… Read more »

April 26th, 2017
Ask Hygienist Leah – Easing Dental Anxiety in Adults

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS “I’m ashamed to admit it, but I get really nervous before a dental appointment. So much so, that I often put off seeing my dentist and hygienist until I have a problem with one of my teeth. Help!” I wrote a blog a couple of weeks ago about good behavior… Read more »

April 20th, 2017
How do you measure the value of your dental plan?

There’s more than one way to look at the value of your dental plan. You can compare network sizes, utilization rates and the money saved – but the effective discount, which measures savings on claims both in and out of the network – is the most accurate way to measure the value of your dental… Read more »