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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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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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Scared of Braces? Overcome the Fear with these Tips

An upcoming orthodontic appointment doesn’t have to be scary. We have tips that will help you brace for braces: If the thought of getting metal brackets and wires attached to the front of your teeth to pull and straighten your smile makes you cringe, you’re not alone. Up to 20% of Americans avoid the dentist […]

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Vitamins and Minerals Your Mouth Craves

Your daily vitamin (yes, we’re even talking about your gummy vitamins) has benefits beyond your body — your smile needs these vitamins and minerals to be healthy. Here is a tooth-friendly list of vitamins of minerals and from calcium to vitamin D for teeth: Calcium 99% of the calcium in our bodies is stored in […]

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Guide to Your Orthodontic Lifetime Maximum

When it comes to your dental insurance policy, there are several terms that refer to a maximum that can be easily confused with each other: out-of-pocket maximum, annual maximum, and orthodontic lifetime maximum. We’ve discussed annual maximum, but what is a lifetime orthodontic maximum and when does it apply? Orthodontic lifetime maximum – According to Dr. […]

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