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Frozen Banana Ice Cream: 3 Flavors

Whether you like your ice cream in a sundae, double scoop or a cone, there’s no denying that the sugar-packed frozen treat isn’t good for your smile. Swap out your scoops for a naturally sweetened option made with frozen bananas. Here’s how to make frozen banana ice cream in three delicious flavors: Coconut-Chip Banana Ice […]

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Oral Health Products You Shouldn’t Leave in a Hot Car

Is leaving a water bottle in a hot car dangerous? What about your toothpaste and toothbrush? While you’re cooling off, your car’s indoor temperatures can rise to 160 degrees in just minutes. And that heat causes dental items to sweat. Don’t leave these 3 items in the summer sun: 1. Bottled Water Plastic water bottles […]

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What is a Dental Abutment?

What is a Dental Abutment?

It’s hard to keep track of the terms a dentist throws around while you’re sitting in their chair, and it can be even harder when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Words like crown and bridge are familiar phrases, but what exactly is an abutment? What is an abutment? Traditionally, an abutment is a weight-bearing […]

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what is a dental claim

Dental Decoded: Understanding Your Dental Claim

What is a dental claim? After you visit the dentist for a checkup or service, the dentist will submit a claim form to your dental insurance carrier requesting payment. The dental claim outlines the services and procedures the dentist or his staff performed at your visit. Delta Dental of Arizona then determines how much of […]

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how to become a pediatric dentist

How to Become a Pediatric Dentist [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pediatric dentists specialize in providing oral health care to children from infancy through their teen years. Think of them as pediatricians for your teeth. Pediatric dentists (sometimes called pedodontists) can also play a vital role for children who have special needs, prefer a gentler touch or have unique oral health care circumstances. Interested in pursuing […]

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dental floss ring removal

Floss Hacks: Remove Your Rings + Other Tricks

Dental floss is good for more than plucking food from between your teeth. It can also take a stubborn ring off your finger, cut a cake, and help dry clothes. Take a look at these floss hacks. 1. DENTAL FLOSS RING REMOVAL Step 1: Pull about a foot of floss from your roll. Step 2: […]

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how long can you stay on your parents’ health insurance

How Long Can You Stay On Your Parents’ Health Insurance?

Birthdays often mark major milestones, like getting your driver’s license at 16, registering to vote at 18, having your first legal drink at 21… … and getting kicked off of your parents’ health insurance. But how long can you stay on your parent’s health insurance? Most plans say age 26. Prior to blowing out those […]

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how to clean a night guard

How to Clean a Night Guard 101

So you got a night guard. When I started to use mine, I wondered what to clean it with, how to properly clean it, and how I should store it. We brush our teeth when we wake up, so it’s only right that we brush our night guards too. Learn how to clean a night […]

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veggie ribs

Vegetarian Rib Recipe | Meatless Barbecue

If you’re craving the taste of barbecue, you don’t have to wait for summer’s official arrival. This recipe for veggie ribs gives the same flavor without the grill, while also adding ingredients like, vital wheat gluten, which are full of vitamins and protein and cater to your overall health. Vegetarian Ribs Ingredients 1 cup vital […]

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Self-funded insurance plans

An Overview of Self-Funded Health Insurance Plans

We’re sure you’ve come across self-funded plans in your adventures down the coverage rabbit hole. But what are self-funded health insurance plans and why do companies chose to offer them to employees? Self-funded plans are health insurance arrangements where an employer provides benefits to employees instead of contracting an insurance company to handle the benefits […]

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