Posts Tagged: good oral health



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 »

April 12th, 2017
The Numbers Behind the Network

How is your insurance company counting its dentists? The answer matters. One of the largest factors behind what kind of discount your dental benefits plan offers you is the size of its network – how many dentists are a part of their plans. But how they count those dentists matters.     Methods of counting… Read more »

April 5th, 2017
Tooth Terms

Dental professionals have a vocabulary all their own! Each week we pick out some our favorite tooth terms to explain on Twitter. Have you been following along? Check out some of the tooth terms below: Crown: A dental crown is a full coverage dental restoration which completely “caps” or encircles a tooth, covering most of… Read more »

March 29th, 2017
Individual and Family Insurance: How it works, and why you might need it

You brush twice a day, floss regularly, and your teeth don’t hurt – why would you need dental insurance? Several reasons, actually. The only way to know if your teeth – and mouth – are healthy is by checking in with your dentist regularly. Normal checkups often result in catching issues in your mouth before… Read more »