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 »
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The American Dental Association (ADA) reports that people who consume a lot of sweetened fruit juices, sugar-filled sodas or snacks high in sugar may be at higher risk for tooth decay. When sugary food particles are left in the mouth, they can connect with plaque bacteria, forming acids that attack teeth and gums. If the sugars are not balanced with nutritious foods, the body may not be able to fight off the bacteria and infection. And gum disease (also called periodontal disease) may develop, attacking tooth structures and creating decay that could lead to tooth loss.
The ADA offers the following guidelines for a healthy, nutritious diet: View full article »
Many people put off going to the dentist until they have a toothache. According to the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, at least 9 percent to 15 percent of Americans avoid seeing the dentist due to anxiety and fear. Many are both afraid the dentist will find multiple cavities and are uncomfortable with the tools used to check tooth surfaces. Now a new laser technology device, called a DIAGNOdent, makes it easier for dental professionals to detect cavities without the use of traditional dental tools. View full article »