Monthly Archives April 2017

What You Need to Know About Dental Insurance 

Millions of Americans don’t have access to a dental plan, approximately 36% of the population according to the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP.) Of the 64% that has dental benefits, 7.2% buy dental insurance on the open market while a vast majority (92%) receive dental insurance through an employer or social program. If you’re contemplating becoming part of that 7.2% and looking into dental insurance, here’s what you should know about the types of plans commonly found in the marketplace and if you should purchase one. Types of Dental Plans HMO: HMO (healthcare management organization) plans restrict your coverage to dental practices
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Improved Technology, Better Dentistry 

People are usually not thrilled about going to the dentist. But for those who have been avoiding getting the dental care they urgently need, this advanced technology can make a huge difference in their lives. New dental technology is transforming modern dentistry for the better. Modern Dentists have a wide range of new technologies to not only improve the level of care that they offer patients, but also the ability to avoid many of the common complaints of patients. Here is an overview of just some of the newest dental technology available: Digital X-rays requires up to ninety percent less radiation than traditional X-rays which is
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Dentures and Dementia: Memory Loss & Dental Health

Unfortunately, people who suffer from any of dementia’s cruel disorders struggle with relationships, memory loss, and the execution of many daily tasks. In many cases, the first daily tasks affected relate to oral health. Tasks like brushing, flossing, or rinsing are often forgotten entirely. And for patients with poor dental health already, this neglect can become catastrophic. If you have a family member struggling with dementia, there are things you can do to help monitor and assist in their dental hygiene. As it applies to people suffering with memory loss, here are 4 steps to keep their dental health in
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Being Afraid of the Dentist is a Worry of the Past

From a young age, many people learn about the common fear of dentists, and often develop the fear themselves. But, in reality, there is no longer any reason for patients to be afraid of visiting the dentist, regardless of age. Because of advancements in technology and training, people can view the dentist as a positive experience where oral health is taken care of confidently. Oral Health Professionals are Well Trained Some dental fears are associated with the training of the dentists and the staff. It is important for patients to understand that dentists and oral health professionals have a significant amount of
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