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Hints to decrease dental costs

January 15th, 2018

Hints to decrease dental costs

If you have dental insurance, cost shouldn’t be a reason to keep you away from your dentist. In fact, we’ve put together three quick tips to help you get the most bang for your buck out of your dental insurance – and to keep your costs down.

January 10th, 2018

Toothaches and your sinuses

If you have a bad cold and also a tooth ache, there is likely a non-cavity-related reason for that. Your sinuses are very near your jawbone, so when the sinus cavities get blocked, it can cause discomfort or pain that seems to be in your teeth.

January 3rd, 2018

Do you need dental insurance?

It’s just a few days into the New Year, and many folks are reconsidering their ongoing financial choices. Is dental insurance on your potential chopping block? After all, you brush twice a day, floss regularly, and your teeth don’t hurt – why would you need dental insurance?

December 31st, 2017

How diets affect your oral health

New Year’s resolutions abound today, and inevitably, many of them will have something to do with how we eat. It’s not uncommon to rethink your eating habits at the New Year – but be sure to consider the health of your smile when you’re making those resolutions.

December 20th, 2017

Save money with in-network dentists

Between gifts, entertaining, donations and décor, most of us spend more money during the holiday months than we do throughout the rest of the year. Luckily, you can save a little green at dental appointments when you visit a Delta Dental in-network dentist.

December 18th, 2017

Five tips for getting toddlers to brush

The fresh, clean feeling that comes with a good smile-scrubbing session is enough to get most people to brush – but toddlers aren’t “most people.” According to a pediatrician and author Dr. William Speaks, toddlers are mainly motivated by having fun and being happy. If you’ve got a pint-sized protestor on your hands, your best bet is to make brushing a fun event. Sound challenging? These five ideas will help you get started.

December 13th, 2017

Beyond candy and knick-knacks: Six super fun stocking stuffers for healthy teeth

Need to find a way to sneak some healthier options into your children’s Christmas stockings this year? Here are six fun stocking stuffers to help kids keep their teeth and mouths healthy.

December 11th, 2017

Keep your sweet tooth healthy this holiday season

Family gatherings, cookie decorating, work celebrations, friend get-togethers, school performances – calendars fill up quickly during the holiday season. When the days are jam-packed, it’s easy to skip an evening brushing session or munch on sweets instead of healthy snacks. The occasional indulgence won’t harm your oral health, but there are a few ways to stay in a good oral health groove during the holidays.

December 3rd, 2017

Promote good oral health with Elf on the Shelf

Families across the U.S. have welcomed Elf on the Shelf, Mensch on a Bench or other toys to get their kids to embrace good behavior around the holidays. But the elves and their pals don’t have to limit their lessons to the season – why not use them to promote good oral health habits?

November 30th, 2017

Use your benefits before the year is over

Most companies opt for health benefits that begin January 1, so if you get your dental benefits through your employer, odds are your benefits will expire at the end of the year.

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