Category Archives: Dental Health

Poll Finds Teens Could Brush Up on Flossing

By Jenifer Dorsey A recent Gallup Youth Survey asked teens about their oral hygiene habits, and the findings were mixed. The majority of teens said they brushed at least twice a day and saw a dentist annually, while very few … Continue reading

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Remember Dental Exams, Cleanings in Back-to-School Prep

By Jenifer Dorsey  Late summer can be a busy time for families with children. Adding one more thing to the back-to-school checklist may seem unpleasant, but the preparatory mindset that comes with this time of year is why it might … Continue reading

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How Much Does a Dental Cleaning Cost without Insurance?

By Jenifer Dorsey Routine dental exams and cleanings are an important part of preventive dental care. A typical preventive dental visit will include an exam and professional cleaning, as well as topical fluoride and a set of X-rays, depending on … Continue reading

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Is Oil Pulling Good for Oral Health?

By Jenifer Dorsey Oil pulling might be the latest alternative oral health craze. It’s appearing in blog posts and news stories with increasing frequency as people rave about and question the oral health benefits of oil pulling. Even celebrities are … Continue reading

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Delta Dental Survey Results: Dental Insurance Increases Dentist Visits, Dentist Visits Increase Well-Being

By Jenifer Dorsey People who visit the dentist more often report better oral health and overall well-being. Results from the Delta Dental Oral Health and Well-Being Survey, which were released in May, showed that Americans who visit the dentist at … Continue reading

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Need Dental Insurance? 5 Reasons to Buy It Before a Toothache

By Jenifer Dorsey As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You might say that is the philosophy behind dental insurance. Dental plans are designed to promote good oral health with robust preventive care … Continue reading

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Where Did Wisdom Teeth Get Their Name?

By Jenifer Dorsey Having one’s wisdom teeth removed is almost a rite of passage for young adults. This third and final set of molars arrives somewhere around age 17 to 21, perhaps a little later.[1] And while we may be … Continue reading

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How to Handle Kids’ Dental Emergencies

By Jenifer Dorsey Summertime means active time. Unfortunately, as much as we try to create safe conditions as kids spend more time playing outside and participating in summer organized sports, injuries are sometimes inevitable. Knowing how to respond can improve … Continue reading

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Whitening Your Teeth? Visit the Dentist First

By Jenifer Dorsey The toothpaste aisle contains many at-home teeth whitening options these days—gels, strips, trays, rinses and toothpastes. Americans spend millions, if not billions on these products—$1.4 billion on over-the-counter teeth whiteners annually, according to the latest widely circulating … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Save Money on Dental Care

By Jenifer Dorsey We all want to keep health care costs low, and this includes dental expenses. Fortunately, there are things we can all do at home as well as the dentist’s office to help contain dental costs. Below, we’ve … Continue reading

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