Posts Tagged: dental health



April 16th, 2018
Defining dental professionals and specialists

Dental insurance can be confusing – and so can dental care. If you’ve had a complicated dental issue worked on, you might have been faced with a load of jargon, and names of dental professionals you didn’t know existed. To make it easier, we’ve put together an oral health glossary, and below we’ve described some… Read more »

April 9th, 2018
Spring Cleaning for Your Bathroom

Feeling the urge to scour your baseboards with Q-tips® and purge your fridge of leftovers? It must be spring. When your spring-cleaning fever hits the bathroom, be sure to pay attention to more than just soap scum. By adding a few oral health items to your checklist, your smile will stay as fresh and clean… Read more »

April 5th, 2018
Preventive care saves you time and money

Most dental plans cover preventive care at 100 percent – and there’s a reason for that! Most regular dentist visits focus on preventive care, including cleanings, oral exams and X-rays. At these visits, your dentist will check for early signs of dental issues – helping to catch small problems before they become big ones. In… Read more »

January 29th, 2018
Common winter mouth issues – and how to help them

The dead of winter can be tough on cheeks, noses, ears and – of course – your mouth. The dry, cold air can take a toll – so we’ve put together a couple quick tips to keep your mouth comfortable in these last months of winter. Issue: Teeth Sensitivity Your mouth – and your teeth… Read more »

November 2nd, 2017
How pre-treatment estimates work

To help members understand costs before they’re incurred, Delta Dental provides free pre-treatment estimates*, which are sometimes referred to as pre-determinations or pre-authorizations. These estimates give patients an approximate idea of how much a dental treatment will cost overall, and how that cost will be split between the member and Delta Dental. Getting a pre-treatment… Read more »

October 31st, 2017
Chewing Ice: Satisfying, But Dangerous

If you find yourself absently and happily chewing away at a couple ice cubes after you’ve finished a drink, you’re not alone. There are many who enjoy chewing ice not just incidentally, but as a matter of habit. It can be oddly satisfying to crunch your way through an ice cube. And, in fact, there… Read more »