Posts Tagged: improve your oral health

April 12th, 2017
The Numbers Behind the Network

How is your insurance company counting its dentists? The answer matters. One of the largest factors behind what kind of discount your dental benefits plan offers you is the size of its network – how many dentists are a part of their plans. But how they count those dentists matters.     Methods of counting… Read more »

April 3rd, 2017
Oral Health and Pregnancy: Common Questions Answered

by Dr. Sheila Strock, DMD, MPH Between googling what foods are safe to eat and what the latest body change could mean, pregnancy can be a time of quick transformations that leaves many women struggling just to keep up. Below, Dr. Sheila Strock answers the most common questions women have for their dentist during pregnancy:… Read more »

January 26th, 2017
The history of dental floss

We all know dental floss, that ever-important tool to cleaning mouths of bacteria, plaque and other build-up. But did you ever wonder how it came to be? In 1815, a New Orleans dentist advised his patients to use a silk thread to clean between their teeth – giving us our first version of dental floss…. Read more »

December 20th, 2016
High-tech oral health gifts – are they worth the extra money?

So most of your holiday shopping is done, but you are still in search of a unique gift for the tech-savvy, health-conscious person on your list. Here’s a holiday buying guide to help you weigh the pros and cons of giving a high-tech dental product. Electric Toothbrushes (example) Worth it?  Yes. Several studies have shown… Read more »

April 5th, 2016
Why So Sensitive??

At some point, you may have experienced a little sensitivity when eating, perhaps after enjoying an ice-cold beverage or biting into something hot. Even breathing a blast of cold air can cause discomfort. Why do some people experience sensitivity while others don’t? Here are some common causes of tooth sensitivity: Exposed Dentin: Underneath the hard… Read more »

March 4th, 2016
Retire from your job, not your dental benefits

Often left out of many retirees’ futures is employer-funded health and dental benefits.  According to the U.S. Census, over 6,000 Americans turn 65 each day, but only about 32% of retirees receive continued health benefits from their employer.  Retirees are often left to make benefit decisions on their own in an unfamiliar, ever-changing healthcare environment… Read more »