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Concerns Rise As Dental Patients Put Off Care During Pandemic

By |2021-02-28T17:13:01-05:00February 26th, 2021|coronavirus, Covid|

Many South Dakotans have put off needed dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing the risk of gum disease, tooth and bone loss or other serious health issues related to poor dental care, which can include heart attacks and diabetes. Patients with acute dental problems and those who undergo routine dental care have stayed away

9 Tips For a Healthier Smile

By |2021-02-28T17:11:20-05:00February 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

An AACD survey revealed that 99.7% of people who were surveyed believed a healthy smile is important socially. Whether we are nervous about other people's perceptions or because we become self-conscious when our smiles aren't perfect, our smiles are important. That's why it's so important to make sure you have the healthiest smile possible. Here

Half of adults over 65 lack dental insurance, study finds

By |2021-02-28T17:06:36-05:00February 26th, 2021|seniors|

A December 2019 poll conducted by the University of Michigan revealed that around 50% of adults aged 65 to 80 go without dental insurance. The same poll, titled the University of Michigan National Poll on Health Aging, also found that cost is a main factor in choosing whether or not to opt-in to dental insurance

Pandemic Has Affected Kids’ Dental Health: Poll

By |2021-02-17T19:30:59-05:00February 17th, 2021|children, Covid, News|

Could the COVID-19 pandemic be taking a toll on kids' teeth? A new, nationwide poll found the pandemic has made it harder for parents to get their kids regular dental care. But on the other hand, many say their youngsters are now taking better care of their teeth. The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll

How COVID-19 is keeping kids away from the dentist — especially children on Medicaid

By |2021-02-17T19:23:30-05:00February 16th, 2021|children, Covid, News|

Some 32% of parents report that the pandemic has made it harder to get their kids preventive dental care, a new study says, with Medicaid beneficiaries more likely than privately insured people to encounter issues. Six in 10 parents have attempted to get their child preventive dental care during the COVID-19 crisis, with a majority

Tense Times Mean More Tooth-Grinding, Dentists Warn

By |2021-02-07T10:13:10-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Covid, News|

If pandemic-related stress has you grinding your teeth, you're not alone. Dentists say tooth-grinding and jaw-clenching are on the rise due to the many challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. "We've been seeing an increase in the number of patients looking for appointments to replace broken mouth guards" that have been cracked or chewed through,

New series seeks to share guidance on how to relieve dental insurance headaches

By |2021-02-02T14:08:21-05:00February 2nd, 2021|insurance, News|

ADA News is launching a new series called Dental Insurance Hub to help dentists and their dental teams overcome dental insurance obstacles so they can focus on patient care. The series of articles, kicking off in March, will provide members ready-to-use dental insurance solutions and share advocacy that helps the profession hold dental insurance companies

How to get back on track with your family’s dental care in 2021

By |2021-01-25T19:47:59-05:00January 25th, 2021|News|

Another year has flown by, and if you are a parent, you have taken into account all the things that did not happen as planned in 2020. Things like family vacations and celebrations, you may not have gotten a haircut for yourself recently or gone to the gym in the last 10 months. Many of these things

What’s Better: A Dental Implant or a Bridge?

By |2021-01-23T21:36:03-05:00January 22nd, 2021|News, seniors|

Tooth loss is extremely common. It’s estimated that 69 percentTrusted Source of adults 35 to 44 have lost at least one adult tooth. By age 74, about a quarter of Americans lose all of their adult teeth. When you lose a tooth, it’s essential to get a proper replacement to keep the rest of your

NJ Considers Allowing COVID Vaccines at dentists, eye doctors

By |2021-01-23T21:29:38-05:00January 18th, 2021|Covid, News|

New Jerseyans could soon get their COVID-19 vaccines at their dentists or eye doctors, under bills endorsed by an Assembly committee. Two weeks ago, state Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli authorized dentists, paramedics and other health care providers to help administer COVID-19 shots at any vaccine site in the state. The proposed state law may take