February 24th, 2022

Dentists, your child and oral health

A dentist is a very important person when it comes to keeping your child healthy! This is great to remember during National Children's Dental Health Month. In this post, we explain the beneficial impact a dentist has beginning in childhood and continuing on throughout a lifetime.

February 1st, 2022

Choosing between a general and pediatric dentist

To kick off National Children's Dental Health Month, Dr. Templeton offers a guide for parents and caregivers to help them decide between a general family dentist or someone who specializes in pediatric care. Getting your child in for regular check-ups and preventive care is the most important thing, no matter who they see, but the information provided here can be helpful when choosing a dentist.

March 19th, 2019

Is emergency treatment for employees covered?

No matter how careful your employees are, dental emergencies can strike at any time. Get them healthy faster by knowing how your company’s dental plan covers emergency care.

March 12th, 2019

What your family history says about your teeth

Did you know that your genetics may provide a window into your risk for oral health issues?

February 26th, 2019

Four surprising dental statistics

All across America, people have greater access to preventive dental care than they did 50 years ago, but the numbers suggest we could be doing more to keep our mouths healthy. These surprising statistics hint at some oral health areas that could benefit from a bit more attention.

February 19th, 2019

Help your employees make the most of their plan

This year, show your employees you care by helping them get the most value from their benefits!

February 12th, 2019

Eating right during pregnancy for your baby’s oral health

If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably heard a lot about how important your diet choices are for your developing baby. But did you know that what you eat also plays a crucial part in the development of your baby’s teeth? Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month by learning which nutrients are especially important for teeth formation!

February 7th, 2019

Periodontal disease – what is it?

Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, is an inflammation of the gums and bone that support teeth. Gum disease is your mouth’s natural reaction to harmful bacteria. Think about what happens if you have a splinter in your finger for a while – your skin around the splinter becomes inflamed and tender. Our body reacts the same for any bacterial infection – including one in your mouth.

February 5th, 2019

Protecting the littlest smiles

When parents put their little ones to sleep, sometimes they leave them with a bottle. While that might be soothing as they drift off to dreamland, leaving a bottle in the crib can be problematic for tiny teeth. In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month this February, take a moment to brush up on the basics of baby bottle tooth decay.