Posts Tagged: Preventive Care



April 26th, 2018
3 Reasons Why Gardening is the Perfect Metaphor for Dental Hygiene

Leah Kinney, RDH, MS This Arbor Day, we’re looking at gardening and oral health. I love gardening. There’s just something about digging in the dirt and planting a tiny seed that rows and bears food that is magical to me. Gardening also requires daily maintenance and care, which is why it’s the perfect metaphor for… 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 »

March 19th, 2018
World Oral Health Day

Today is World Oral Health Day – an important effort launched in 2013 to unite the globe in awareness of the importance of oral health. Your oral health is much more than straight, white teeth. In fact, your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. There are several conditions connected to your… Read more »

August 28th, 2017
Tips for choosing the dentist that’s right for you

Whether you’ve moved to a new city, switched insurance providers, or are just looking for a new dentist, it can feel tricky to know where to start. Here are a few key factors to consider when starting your decision-making process:   Your Network Seeing an in-network dentist will save you the most out-of-pocket costs. There… Read more »

June 8th, 2017
Planning Ahead: Schedule Back-to-School Dental Appointments Today

  With the school year just over, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is going back to school. But before you abandon notebooks and No. 2 pencils for swimsuits and sunglasses, check this one back-to-school item off your to-do list: Get your kids’ dental appointments scheduled for the summer. Many states require children to… Read more »

February 14th, 2017
Ask Hygienist Leah: How do I get my kid to brush?

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS “With our busy schedule, my wife and I struggle to get our 4-year-old to brush her teeth in the morning. We usually end up doing a really quick job on the way out the door, which I’m sure leaves lots of sugar bugs behind. Do you have any tips for… Read more »