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Five ancient practices that will make you grateful for modern dentistry

November 12th, 2018

Five ancient practices that will make you grateful for modern dentistry

Dentistry has been around in some form or another for thousands of years. From embedding precious stones in teeth to brushing with hog hair, people have been (attempting to) care for and bedazzle their teeth for centuries. Many practices from the past range from bizarre to downright disgusting. Below are five ancient dental practices that will make you thankful you’re visiting the dentist in the 21st century:

November 9th, 2018

Use it or lose it: Your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) can be applied for dental!

The end of the year is near, and if you have a flexible spending account, you’re coming up on your use it or lose it date! Did you know that your FSA can be used toward some dental expenses? Here’s an example of what’s covered:

November 7th, 2018

Eating and drinking to promote healthy gums

Nutrition is vital for your entire body – including your gums! In recognition of Good Nutrition Month, take a moment this November to learn which nutrients help prevent gum disease.

November 5th, 2018

Diabetes and oral health: The connection

Anything from measles to cancer, blood diseases to bulimia can be detected in the mouth. In fact, for many years, associations have been reported between the health of the mouth and medical conditions. One such association is with diabetes and periodontal disease (also known as gum disease).

November 1st, 2018

Small business owners: How your dental insurance company should be saving you time

When it comes to dental benefits, out-of-pocket costs are only one piece of the puzzle. If your insurance provider doesn’t have the right training and resources, selecting, implementing and managing plans for your small business can mean a significant loss of time for you. Save time by learning what to look for.

October 30th, 2018

Small business benefits

Did you know that dental insurance is the ___third-most requested benefit___ among employees, after medical and retirement? It’s no coincidence – dental benefits have been shown to improve oral health and overall well-being. You want talented workers, and they expect benefit packages that work to keep their whole selves healthy.

October 30th, 2018

5 teeth tips for school sports

School sports have begun, and players are hitting the field. Through all the ups and downs, don’t let your kid’s oral health get put on the bench. Follow these five tips to maintain terrific teeth from the first practice to the final buzzer.

October 26th, 2018

Boo! How to have a fun – and tooth-friendly – Halloween!

Halloween may be the holiday of candy, but that doesn’t mean your child’s teeth have to suffer! It’s easy to have a fun, and a tooth-friendly, Halloween!

October 23rd, 2018

Related: Migraines and oral health

If you suffer from migraines, you’re not alone – in fact, you’re part of a group that includes more than 38 million Americans. But did you know that your oral health may be playing a part in your condition?

October 18th, 2018

Be selfish with your toothbrush

You might share everything with your partner, from bites off your dinner plate to your car. But there’s one thing you should hold back on: Your toothbrush.

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