November 26th, 2018

My Tricare Retiree Dental Program ended. What are my options?

If you’re a military retiree looking for alternatives to replace your Tricare Retiree Dental Program (TRDP), you’re not alone. The government announced an end to the program beginning Dec. 31, which has a lot of people wondering what their options are.

November 26th, 2018

The bigger the network, the better for your business

When it comes to your business, the bigger dental network you have, the better. With a larger network size, your employees have a greater selection of dentists to choose from, which means lower cost for your and better convenience for your employees.

November 20th, 2018

A full Thanksgiving menu of mouth-friendly nutrients

Did you know that typical Thanksgiving meals are packed with mouth-friendly nutrients? Here’s where they’re hiding

November 16th, 2018

Vegan diets and oral health

A vegan diet is proven to be safe, although it may have some unintended consequences for oral health. According to the American Dietetic Association, nearly anyone can live a healthy life without meat, but giving up traditional sources of nutrients can increase the risk for gum disease.

November 14th, 2018

Discount plan? Dental insurance? What’s the difference?

If you’ve been to your dentist recently, you may have seen advertisements for an in-house dental plan or discount plan. Are you wondering how that differs from your dental insurance?

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).