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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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Does Dental Insurance Cover Braces?

On average, braces cost $5,000 to $6,000.[1] For most families, that is no small expense. Paying for braces can be a real financial strain and a source of stress for those who realize their children will eventually need orthodontic treatment … Continue reading

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5 Top Reasons to Shop for, Buy Individual Dental Insurance Online

By Jenifer Dorsey About 60 percent of Americans have dental insurance, and 99 percent of those dental insurance benefits are obtained through an employer or a group such as AARP, according to the National Association of Dental Plans.[1] So where … 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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ADA: More Young Adults Have Dental Insurance Due to Obamacare ‘Spillover’ Effect

By Jenifer Dorsey While the Affordable Care Act may not require a parent’s dental insurance plan benefits extend to dependents age 19 and older, it seems more young adults have dental insurance benefits—and are using them—since the law took effect. … 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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Can You Still Buy Individual Dental Insurance in 2014?

By Jenifer Dorsey I’m a self-employed individual and purchased 2014 health insurance plan through my state’s Obamacare exchange. However, I did not buy dental insurance during the open-enrollment period and now I wish I had. Is it too late? Open … Continue reading

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What to Do When Dependent Dental Benefits Don’t Last Through Age 26

By Jenifer Dorsey My 22-year-old daughter just graduated college, and we learned she can no longer receive benefits through my employer’s dental insurance plan. I thought dependents had to be covered through age 26.  Under the Affordable Care Act, dental … 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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