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...

Talk Like a Pirate; Don’t Treat Your Teeth Like One!

by Jason 9/11/2014 8:24 AM

Exercise: The Path to Your Fountain of Youth

by Jason 9/9/2014 8:30 AM

Have you ever heard the phrase, “You’re as young as you feel?” If you find yourself feeling your age, it might be time to get active! Starting and maintaining an active schedule can contribute to healthier bones, a healthier body and a healthier smile. Healthier Bones    Your bones are more important than you might think. Not only do they structurally support your body, but they also keep your internal organs safe and store necessary minerals, among other fun... more...

Pre-Treatment Estimates: Your Personal Crystal Ball at the Dentist’s Office

by Jason 9/4/2014 8:30 AM

Think of a pre-treatment estimate like a fortune-teller and crystal ball – it predicts the future of a dental procedure. But unlike fortune-tellers, pre-treatment estimates are reliable. Reasons to get a pre-treatment estimate: You’re planning to have extensive dental work, such as crowns, wisdom teeth extractions, bridges, dentures or periodontal surgery. To see if a procedure is covered under your dental plan. To see if you’re going to exceed your plan maximum benefit. ... more...

Enjoy a Celebratory Salute to Summer!

by Jason 9/1/2014 8:30 AM

Still looking for something to do to celebrate the end of summer? Labor Day is a great time to enjoy activities that you may have missed so far during the summer season. Plus, you can wear those white shorts one more time! So, have you: ·         Gone on a hike? If you haven’t been on a hike yet this summer, or even if you have, seize the opportunity to be active while enjoying nature’s beauty up close and on foot. Check out state park... more...

Tailgating and Your Teeth

by Jason 8/28/2014 9:45 AM

Believe it or not, college football season kicked off on August 23– its earliest start in 11 years!... more...

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