Sealing Out Decay Saves the Day!

by Jason 10/23/2014 8:30 AM

Sealants are a fantastic tool to protect children’s teeth, shielding them from the cavity-causing bacteria and acids.... more...

Help Your Child Bypass the Pacifier and Overcome the Thumb

by Jason 10/21/2014 8:30 AM

You’re running late. You’re scrambling to meet a deadline. You’re on the edge of your seat during a scary movie. We’ve all been uncomfortable. What do we do to soothe ourselves? We bite our nails. We crack our knuckles. We all have habits that help us deal with stress. ... more...

Are You Suffering From Computer Vision Syndrome? [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Jason 10/16/2014 8:00 AM

Does One Size Fit All? Delta Dental PPO vs. Delta Dental Premier

by Jason 10/9/2014 8:00 AM

Whether you’re already a Delta Dental member, a soon-to-be member or a prospective member, you might not know about our dual network. Delta Dental of Missouri and Delta Dental of South Carolina have two networks: the Delta Dental PPOSM Network and the Delta Dental Premier® Network. So, how does each network function?... more...

Creative Costumes for Kids

by Jason 10/7/2014 8:00 AM

October is here and Halloween is just around the corner! Choosing the perfect Halloween costume for your kids can be a struggle. Do you want them to be scary or sweet? Replicate a character or be something original?

If you’re not sure what Halloween costume to pick for your children, why not choose something that is adorable and teaches good dental habits at the same time?... more...

Evaluating Your Dental Plan Options

by Jason 9/30/2014 8:32 AM

Do you have a choice to make about your dental benefits? Perhaps your employer offers more than one dental plan – and you’re wondering about the differences. Take time to review your options to see which one is the best fit for you and your family. Network Understanding the network requirements of a dental benefits plan is an important consideration. Check each plan’s network to see if your dentist participates. Dentists who participate in networks agree to accept fees that... more...

Top Gums: Feel the Need – the Need to Prevent Gum Disease!

by Jason 9/25/2014 8:30 AM

If you don’t already feel the need to prevent gum disease, consider the following.    Gum disease can take two forms – gingivitis and a more advanced form, periodontitis. Both diseases come with a host of nasty symptoms, including receding gums, gum pain and teeth sensitivity. Interested in a toothless smile? Negative, Ghost Rider. If left untreated, gum disease can cause teeth to fall out! But take heart. Gum disease is preventable, so it’s important you take care ... more...

Master Five Behaviors to Mature Gracefully

by Jason 9/23/2014 8:30 AM

  What do you, a fine wine and George Clooney all have in common? These are all things that get better with age! While many of us come to loathe blowing out our birthday candles each year, employing these simple tips to mature gracefully can help us embrace our age -- and have fun while doing it! 1. Kick up your cardio. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day, four to five times a week. Moderate exercise can include a fast walk, household chores, playing with your kids outside or even takin... more...

Plug Into High-Tech Toothbrushes for a Healthy Smile!

by Jason 9/18/2014 8:30 AM

Today’s power toothbrushes pack advanced technologies with multiple features that can help keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright. Plus they can make your brushing experience more effective and downright enjoyable. Three of the most beneficial components in many power toothbrushes include:  1.    Timers: Built-in timers take the guesswork out of brushing for you. Many of us don’t brush for the recommended two minutes. Thirty seconds should be dedicated t... more...

Root Canal or Dental Implant? Consider Your Options

by Jason 9/16/2014 8:37 AM

A nagging toothache has been bothering you so you head to the dentist to investigate the source of the pain. During your appointment, your dentist gives you the diagnosis – you have an infected tooth. At this point, it’s safe to say you’re not jumping for joy. Your dentist will likely give you two treatment options to either save the tooth and keep it in place, if possible, by doing a root canal – or replace the tooth, if necessary, with a dental implant. Root Canals: ... more...


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