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How can I tell if I have a cavity?
Many people identify toothaches with a for-sure tooth cavity, but in fact being able to tell if you have a cavity is a little more complicated. There’s no sure way to identify a cavity without a professional evaluation, so it’s best to see your dentist regularly.
Caring for your braces
For adults and children alike, adding braces to your daily oral care routine can be a challenge. Techniques for brushing, flossing and even eating all change. But it doesn’t have to be difficult!
Calming your kids at the dentist office
One of the most important ways to keep your children cavity-free, especially during the season of sweets, is to see the dentist regularly. And good news: Routine checkups and cleanings are completely covered by most dental plans!
Allergies and oral health
Autumn means vibrant leaves and beautiful scenes, but it also brings irritants that make allergies go haywire. All that sniffing, sneezing and mouth breathing can mean trouble for your teeth. Learn how to keep your teeth happy this season so your oral health doesn’t fall behind.
Keeping your mouth clean during National Dental Hygiene Month
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, when we focus on dental hygiene and celebrate the work of dental hygienists – and what better time to do that than the month of tricks, treats and candy? Only your dental hygienist can keep your mouth as clean as possible, so be sure to schedule a dental cleaning twice every year. In the meantime, check out these easy ways to maximize your dental hygiene in October!
Safely disposing of unused prescription opioids is crucial. Here’s how you can do it.
If you’ve had your wisdom teeth removed, chances are good that you’ve been prescribed opioids. Opioids can be effective in relieving acute pain after you’ve had surgery. But they are also powerful, and can be powerfully addictive.
Types of dental X-rays
Do you find yourself wondering, leaned back in a dental chair with a lead apron on, what kind of X-ray your dentist has ordered, and why?
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:
Sjörgen’s syndrome and your oral health
In honor of Healthy Aging Month, we’re taking a look at Sjörgen’s syndrome and its oral health effects.