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ultrasound at the dentist

Fear Your Dental Cleaning? Maybe an Ultrasound Can Help

Pain is a major reason that adults avoid the dentist. 74% of Americans polled said that pain during treatment was the reason they don’t go to the dentist. But, many don’t realize that, like other industries, dentistry has evolved with the patient in mind. Today, many dental procedures are virtually painless thanks to tools like […]

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How To Ease Your Family’s Dental Anxiety

Healthy habits and behaviors are shared between family members. Love snacking on carrots and ranch? Enjoy riding your bike through the neighborhood? Chances are good that your kids do too. Dental anxiety is no different. It affects all ages and can be passed from one family member to another. It’s also common for children to […]

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Healthy Halloween Treat: Wise Owl Snack

It’s almost Halloween!  Every store I go into has that aisle with every type of candy imaginable spilling off the shelves in preparation for the annual horde of trick-or-treaters. I do love all the little super heroes, princesses, dragons and butterflies coming to my door, but I truly feel for the parents who must negotiate […]

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Do Cows Get Dental Care? A Look into the Mouth of a Farm Animal

Healthy smiles are as important to us as they are to our animal friends. Take a peek into the world of farm animal dental care with us! We asked an animal sanctuary rescuer about her experience with farm dental care. Andrea, the rescuer, sees extreme situations when animals aren’t properly cared for. Andrea discusses cow […]

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Get Ready to Rock and Enroll: 5 Ways to Prepare for Open Enrollment

Open enrollment: It’s the term buzzing around your HR department this time of year. But what does it mean? And how does it affect you as an employee? We break down all the questions you should be asking. Read on for help when choosing dental insurance, renewing coverage or signing up for the first time: […]

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The Connection Between Cough Drops & Cavities

When you’re sick with a sore or scratchy throat, it’s natural to reach for a cough drop for relief. They provide temporary comfort on the go with soothing ingredients like honey and menthol. But, are the risks that cough drops pose to our smile more trouble than they’re worth? Here’s some of our advice for […]

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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better?

Electric toothbrushes—you’ve seen commercials for them and walked past them in the aisle. You wonder, “Are they really worth the money?” When some models cost as much as $180, it’s best to do your research before upgrading. Let’s find out more about manual vs. electric toothbrush traits: Advantages of Manual Toothbrushes Less expensive No need […]

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healthy eating activities for preschoolers

3 Tips for Getting Your Picky Preschooler to Eat Healthy Food

You might love whole grains and leafy greens, but your kids are more excited for a McDonald’s Happy Meal. Getting your preschooler to show the same enthusiasm for healthy foods can be tricky. To encourage a well-balanced diet in young kids, here are 3 healthy eating activities for preschoolers. Play with shapes: A healthy sandwich […]

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Understanding Dual Coverage Dental Insurance & Coordination of Benefits

What happens if you or a family member is has more than one dental plan? If both plans cover two cleanings a year, do you now get four cleanings? Not exactly. You don’t get double the benefits if you are covered by more than one dental plan, nor do you get reimbursed twice for your […]

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acid reflux and your teeth

How Acid Reflux Affects Your Teeth

A few hours after devouring the Jucy Lucy-fer Burger at Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers, you’re lying in bed with that familiar burning pain in your chest. Heartburn strikes again! About 60 million Americans suffer from acid reflux at least once a month. It occurs when the acid in your stomach backflows into your esophagus, the […]

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