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HappyMan466001929Imagine being rewarded for taking care of your teeth! That’s the idea behind incentive programs that may be available through your dental insurance carrier.

Benefit surveys show that people with dental insurance value their coverage and tend to use their benefits. They are more likely to schedule a yearly checkup with a dental professional to evaluate the health of their teeth and gums, and develop a treatment plan to address concerns as necessary. These efforts can pay off for you in many different ways. View full article »

Prevent Dental Plaque With Brushing and a Healthy Diet



Dental plaque is a sticky, gritty film that adheres to your teeth. It’s important to keep plaque under control to avoid developing inflamed, bleeding gums and tooth decay. Dental professionals recommend several ways to control plaque:

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manual or electric toothbrushShould you use a manual or electric-powered toothbrush? Is one better than the other?

People often ask dental professionals whether an electric or manual toothbrush style is best. Although dental professionals may have different recommendations, ultimately both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective tools in removing food particles and plaque, a sticky film that adheres to teeth and attracts bacteria. View full article »

dentistIt’s natural to have phobias of certain experiences or situations. While most parents try not to allow their concerns to influence their children, new research indicates that parents who fear going to the dentist often pass their anxieties on to their families.

Researchers at Rey Juan Carolos University, Madrid, Spain, studied 183 children between ages 7 and 12, along with their parents. According to consumer.healthday.com, the study results confirmed that children’s feelings about the dentist often mimic those of their parents. View full article »

child smilingBabies often start developing their first teeth by 6 months old, and by age 2 1/2 many have a full set of 20 primary teeth. Because the root system from the primary teeth establishes the foundation for permanent teeth, primary teeth are critical to good oral health throughout life. Kids with damaged teeth from cavities at a young age may experience a lifetime of tooth and gum problems.

At what age should kids first visit the dentist? View full article »

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