- Poll Finds Teens Could Brush Up on Flossing
- Does Dental Insurance Cover Braces?
- Covered California Adds Family Dental Plans. Will All Obamacare Exchanges Sell Dental in 2015?
- 5 Top Reasons to Shop for, Buy Individual Dental Insurance Online
- Remember Dental Exams, Cleanings in Back-to-School Prep
- How Many People Received Dental Insurance through Obamacare Exchanges?
- ADA: More Young Adults Have Dental Insurance Due to Obamacare ‘Spillover’ Effect
- How Much Does a Dental Cleaning Cost without Insurance?
- Can You Still Buy Individual Dental Insurance in 2014?
- What to Do When Dependent Dental Benefits Don’t Last Through Age 26
- Poll Finds Teens Could Brush Up on Flossing September 17, 2014By 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 →
- Does Dental Insurance Cover Braces? September 3, 2014On average, braces cost $5,000 to $6,000. 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 →
- Covered California Adds Family Dental Plans. Will All Obamacare Exchanges Sell Dental in 2015? August 26, 2014By Jenifer Dorsey Families who buy 2015 health insurance coverage from the Covered California exchange will have access to dental plans officials announced this month. These family dental plans will include coverage for adults as well as pediatric dental benefits. … Continue reading →
- 5 Top Reasons to Shop for, Buy Individual Dental Insurance Online August 18, 2014By 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. So where … Continue reading →
- Remember Dental Exams, Cleanings in Back-to-School Prep August 13, 2014By 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 →
- How Many People Received Dental Insurance through Obamacare Exchanges? July 31, 2014By Jenifer Dorsey Numerous health insurance enrollment reports and analyses have been made available since Obamacare’s 2014 open-enrollment period concluded March 31, 2014. While it seems little information is available regarding the purchase of dental insurance plans under the Affordable … Continue reading →
- ADA: More Young Adults Have Dental Insurance Due to Obamacare ‘Spillover’ Effect July 22, 2014By 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 →
- How Much Does a Dental Cleaning Cost without Insurance? July 18, 2014By 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 →
- Can You Still Buy Individual Dental Insurance in 2014? July 16, 2014By 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 →
- What to Do When Dependent Dental Benefits Don’t Last Through Age 26 July 10, 2014By 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 →
- Poll Finds Teens Could Brush Up on Flossing September 17, 2014
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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
By Jenifer Dorsey Whether or not chewing gum is bad for your teeth depends on what type of gum you are chewing. Chewing gum, unlike eating candy, can actually have some dental benefits. According to the American Dental Association, chewing … Continue reading
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
By Paul Tiller Tooth decay is the number one chronic disease among children. This is true despite the fact that tooth decay is preventable. Although this issue is always relevant, it is especially prescient now; after many years of declining … Continue reading
By Jenifer Dorsey True or False? A toothache means you have a cavity. Answer: It depends. You may have a cavity and feel no pain in or around your teeth. You may have oral pain caused by something other than … Continue reading
By Jenifer Dorsey Most of us grew up being told to drink our milk so we could become big and strong. We all know now that vitamins and minerals found in dairy products are essential to growing bodies as well … Continue reading
By Paul Tiller If you were to try imagining a typical caveman, chances are you would not picture him with a gleaming set of pearly whites. But according to a new study published in Nature Genetics, prehistoric humans actually had … Continue reading
By Paul Tiller It is no accident that illustrious, Hollywood-worthy smiles are seen with much greater regularity these days. The precipitous decline of tooth decay in developed countries is largely attributable to the widespread use of fluoride, a substance now … Continue reading
When it comes to preventing tooth decay by providing children with dental sealants, many states are failing. A new report from the Pew Center on the States grading all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their efforts to … Continue reading
The holidays often mean attending food-focused gatherings, seeing an increase in office treats, and receiving tasty gifts. When snacking this season, remember your teeth! Toffee, caramel, sticky candies, dried fruits and many holiday drinks leave sugary, bacteria-loving residue in your … Continue reading