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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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When Should Kids Start Seeing the Dentist?

By Jenifer Dorsey Healthy habits start young. This also applies to establishing a good oral health routine. Many parents wonder when to schedule their child’s first dental visit, and many oral health and children’s health organizations are in general agreement: … Continue reading

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5 Halloween Tricks for Healthy Teeth

By Jenifer Dorsey With Halloween just a couple of weeks away, candy is everywhere. For weeks now, supermarket shelves have been taunting shoppers with bags of individually wrapped candy bars. Candy corn has infiltrated the office. It’s that time of year … Continue reading

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Encourage Athletic Mouthguard Use to Promote Dental Safety

By Jenifer Dorsey Kids nationwide are back in school, and fall sports are well underway. An estimated 40 million U.S. children and adolescents participate in organized sports annually. Many of them endure injuries of varying severity, and those injuries often … Continue reading

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ADA Study Confirms American Dental Divide

By Jenifer Dorsey The American Dental Association last week released a study confirming “a disturbing dental divide in America.” Harris interactive conducted the online study ADA Dental Divide in America on behalf of the Association’s behalf. Highlights included the following: … Continue reading

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The Cost of Dental Insurance Infographic

Today Dentalinsurance.org released an informative infographic comparing the cost of dental insurance to everyday living expenses, such as mobile services and entertainment. You can read the press release online and download the infographic. We welcome you to link or share … Continue reading

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3 Oral Health Tourist Attractions Worth a Visit

America is filled with roadside oddities and museums dedicated to most everything, including dentistry and oral health. We found three that perked our interest. You may not make these the focus of your next vacation, but you may want to … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act to Cover Pediatric Dental Services

Did you know that tooth decay affects U.S. children more than any other chronic infectious disease? Sadly, more than a quarter of kids have decay in their baby teeth by the time the enter kindergarten, according to a recent Kaiser … Continue reading

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How much should the Tooth Fairy leave?

Pearly whites just increased in value. A Visa survey released last month shows that the Tooth Fairy is leaving an average of $3 per tooth in 2012. This is a 15 percent increase over the $2.60 left in 2011. How … Continue reading

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Coconut oil and oral health

The many health benefits attributed to coconut oil have fueled its growing popularity in western culture.  Celebrity doctors including Dr. Joseph Mercola have touted its value when it comes to matters such as immune support weight loss, immune support, thyroid … Continue reading

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