Mental health and oral health
Research has proven that there is a link between mental health and oral health. Find out how seasonal affective disorder, depression or anxiety could impact your smile.
Finding the right dental coverage for your small business
When it comes to being a competitive employer in the world of small business, offering dental insurance can help you stand out.
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.
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!
Should you brush your teeth in the shower?
For 4 percent of Americans, the shower is the ideal place to brush their teeth. But does your brushing location affect your smile?
Help your employees get the most out of their benefits
Because dental benefits have the potential to improve both oral and overall health, it’s important that employees make the most of their coverage. These simple steps can help encourage employees to leverage their dental benefits as effectively as possible:
How to: Change electric toothbrush heads
Do you prefer an electric toothbrush? You’re not alone. A 2017 study found that nearly one-third of people use them, and often, dentists recommend electric toothbrushes to those with gum recession, unique mouth shapes, and a habit of brushing too hard. Regardless of your brush preference, bristles wear at the same rate – which means you should be changing out those electric toothbrush heads every three months. Need help staying on top of it? Here’s a handy guide.
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.
What can you do to prevent opioid abuse in someone you love?
Opioid abuse is a crippling epidemic in Minnesota and across the United States. Death from opioid overdoses have increased to alarming levels. It is now estimated that 116 people in the US die every day from opioid overdoses. The Midwest region alone saw a 70 percent increase in opioid overdoses from July 2016 to September of 2017.