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It’s that time of year. For many of us, health and dental insurances change January 1st .Even if we are still working for the same company, due to rising health care costs, companies are constantly shopping around for the best insurance rates for themselves and their employees. When insurance changes, often the list of “in network” or “preferred provider” dentists changes. Since “in network” rates...

It’s that time of the year again. All you may be thinking of right now is Christmas shopping but the new year starts in just a few weeks. Many companies offer their employees the benefit of joining a dental plan or the chance to change dental plans at the first of the year. Are you set up with one? Dental insurance is important to have, especially...

It’s that magical time of year—Christmas! Just think of it— Christmas cookies, hot chocolate, candy canes, and gingerbread houses. You may not consider Christmas to be as “sugary” of a holiday as Halloween. In fact, your guard may be down. But Christmas can eat away teeth. Many holiday traditions involve food, especially treats. Parties and other holiday events start at Thanksgiving and don’t end until after...

Wisdom teeth. Just saying those words strikes fear in the hearts of teenagers everywhere. Many people associate the words “wisdom teeth” with a swollen mouth and pain. Getting your wisdom teeth out seems to be a rite-of- passage into adulthood for many teenagers. But what are wisdom teeth exactly? Does everyone need them out? Below is some information you need to know about wisdom teeth. What...

Have you been to the dentist this year for a check-up? You may or may not have paid too much attention to it, but your dental assistant probably took X-rays. X-rays have been around since 1895 and really help dentists make accurate diagnoses. For many years, dentists have taken X-rays on film and developed the film. Film X-rays have given dentists a sharp, clear image....

So, you just got your first set of partial or full dentures. Congratulations! You are taking care of your mouth and your overall health. Dentures can take some getting used to, however. Dentures feel different and can affect the way you talk and eat, two important pleasures of life! Below are some tips and tricks to make your transition into dentures doable and even easy. 1....

Most of us are busy, very busy. We’ve got jobs, school, and families to worry about. Probably one of the last things on our lists of things to do is to worry about whether or not our mouths are healthy. Interestingly, though, our mouths can tell a lot about us. Problems in our mouths can sometimes be indicators of disease in other parts of our...

Sugar may be tasty, but it can wreak havoc on a child's teeth. That's because sugar attracts the type of bacteria that leads to tooth decay, cavities, and more. To ensure that your child's teeth stay healthy and strong, you need to cut down on their sugar intake. As any busy parent knows, however, this is easier said than done. Here are a few ways...

Whether it’s first thing in the morning or late at night, most of us have had bad breath. We know dentists recommend brushing and flossing. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always take care of the problem. We may not even be thinking about our tongues but tongues, with their bumps and ridges, are a breeding ground for bacteria. Bacteria is what commonly causes bad breath. Does rinsing get...

It’s that time again. Time for your dental checkup. You may not have thought much about your teeth in the last six months or a year. But now it is your chance to learn as much as you can about your mouth and make changes if needed. Your dental hygienist is a great resource and is happy to answer questions you may have. Here are 5...