Your diet is crucial to your oral health
Toothpaste is your friend, but when it comes to oral health, your diet is absolutely crucial. At least that’s what a recent study conducted at the University of Bern in Switzerland found.
Veneers vs. crowns – what’s the difference?
Veneers and crowns can both be used to change the color and shape of a tooth when used in cosmetic dentistry, but are very different procedures. Wondering what separates them? Learn more below.
How dental benefits improve employees’ well-being
Offering a dental plan to your employees isn’t just about oral health. Dental benefits have been shown to improve both oral health and overall well-being.
New Study: Parents Across the Country Struggling to Make Oral Health a Priority for Their Kids
More parents report that getting their kids to floss or brush their teeth is more challenging than getting their kids to make the bed or to complete their homework on time. This, according to a recent national survey conducted by Delta Dental. The Children’s Oral Health Survey indicates that many children are not following recommended guidelines of brushing their teeth for two minutes twice daily and flossing once a day, potentially leading to oral health problems. 78 percent of the parents surveyed confess that their child’s oral health is not as good as it could be, with 64 percent disclosing that their child currently has oral health issues, including cavities (31 percent).
Is drinking from a garden hose OK?
It may be tempting to turn the spigot and take a sip while the kids are out playing in the sprinkler or when you’re finishing some yardwork, but drinking hose water isn’t a good idea. Garden hoses have been shown to contain a host of chemicals that can be harmful to both children and adults.
4 time-saving oral health hacks
Are you constantly moving? Check out these four time-saving hacks to make oral health a little bit easier for people on the go.
Oceans, pools and oral health
Swimming is a great way to enjoy the summer sun, but how do your teeth feel about it? Learn about the effects that ocean and pool water can have on your smile.
Getting married? Here's how your dental coverage can change.
When it comes to your dental coverage, marriage is considered a “qualifying life event.” After a qualifying life event, you can make changes to your dental plan within a specified amount of time. If your change isn’t requested in time, you may have to wait for open enrollment – the window of time when you can make changes to your dental coverage. Be sure to check your dental coverage to see when the adjustment will take effect.
Are you using the right dental floss?
No matter what kind you’re using, flossing is important – and you should do it! But did you know there are different types of dental floss for different kinds of teeth?