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Diabetes and Oral Health – Essential Information and Support for Americans Living With Diabetes

By |2021-11-05T15:12:16-04:00November 5th, 2021|diabetes, News|

Good oral health can improve blood sugar control in patients living with diabetes, decreasing the progression of the disease. But untreated gum disease can make it more difficult to manage diabetes, and may have a heightened adverse impact on the overall health of people living with diabetes. Consistent dental care is essential for people living

Everything You Need To Know About Dental Insurance

By |2021-11-05T14:07:54-04:00November 5th, 2021|insurance, News|

Thinking about getting dental insurance? Confused by all the details and pricing? You don’t have to be. Benzinga has put together this easy to follow and informative guide to help you find exactly the right type of dental insurance you’re looking for. What is Dental Insurance? Dental insurance is there to help you lower the

2021 USA Dental Statistics 2021

By |2021-10-30T14:09:17-04:00October 30th, 2021|Covid, insurance, News|

The average American adult with good overall dental health (only a few small problems like cavities) spends $1,000 a year on dental care without insurance. National dental expenditures in the United States are around $130 billion a year and growing. Driving this growth are an ageing American population, an increased demand for cosmetic dentistry, and

Why you don’t need dental insurance to go to the dentist

By |2021-10-30T13:52:30-04:00October 30th, 2021|insurance, News|

Americans have a tendency to avoid the dentist. More than 40% of Americans said they don’t see a dentist as often as they would like, according to a 2018 survey by the American Dental Association. People have lots of reasons for not going, including fear, inconvenience and trouble finding a dentist who take their insurance.

All seniors need their teeth. That means they all deserve dental coverage through Medicare. | Opinion

By |2021-10-27T11:33:33-04:00October 27th, 2021|insurance, Medicare, News, seniors|

Luckily, we don’t live in a world where anyone is debating whether Medicare should cover a broken finger because pinkies aren’t considered an important part of the body. But when it comes to insurance for dental care, that’s how the mouth has long been regarded. Since 1965, when Medicare was created, oral health care was

How the dental insurance industry changed in recent years

By |2021-10-26T15:42:32-04:00October 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Research between dental and health care markets revealed that nearly 40% of total dental health spending is out-of-pocket, with health care spending only comprising 11% according to Health Services Research. In the same research study, dental health professionals and dental practices have in recent years merged with Dental Management Service Organizations (DMSOs) to have an

Dentist shares tooth-friendly tricks for a healthy Halloween

By |2021-10-19T17:54:04-04:00October 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|

In between the scary costumes, spooky games and ghoulish treats, is it possible to protect your family's teeth from the 'horrors’ of Halloween? According to Dr. Jennifer Collins, clinical director at Dental Care Ireland: "Many Halloween sweets and drinks contain high levels of sugar, which can ultimately lead to cavities and tooth decay." "To protect

These Are the Best (and Worst) Foods To Eat If You Have Sore Gums, According to a Dentist

By |2021-10-19T19:40:29-04:00October 13th, 2021|News|

our gums are kind of like your funny bone: You don't think about them until they flare up with pain. Then, wow does it suck. Sore gums can seemingly come out of nowhere, but dentist Inna Chern, DDS, says there are a few primary reasons why it happens. Let's start with the most obvious reason

When to See a Dentist About Your Child’s Baby Teeth Not Coming In

By |2021-10-19T17:51:53-04:00October 13th, 2021|children, News|

Baby teeth are the first set of teeth that come in, or erupt, after birth. They’re temporary, meaning they’ll eventually fall out and be replaced by permanent teeth. Baby teeth are also known as deciduous teeth, milk teeth, and primary teeth. Typically, baby teeth start erupting when a child is between 6 to 12 months

ADA, National Council of Insurance Legislators push for transparency in dental insurance bills

By |2021-10-02T11:07:02-04:00October 2nd, 2021|ada|

Supported by the ADA, the National Council of Insurance Legislators adopted its Transparency in Dental Benefits Contracting Model Act at the end of 2020. It ended up serving as the impetus for myriad state bills in the 2020-21 legislative session that underscore the need for transparency when it comes to dental insurance. In all, 15