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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...