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Head Hurt? A Dental Treatment May Help!

By |2021-06-05T09:49:53-04:00June 5th, 2021|News|

June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. In response, DentalPlans.com, a leading online marketplace for dental savings plans in the U.S. and part of the Henry Schein One portfolio of solutions, is sharing information on the role oral health plays in headaches and migraines, to help raise awareness and encourage people to take care

ADA outlines priorities for oral health to new HHS secretary

By |2021-04-20T15:29:37-04:00April 20th, 2021|ada, News|

The ADA is asking the U.S. Department Health and Human Services to prioritize several issues during the Biden administration. In an April 15 letter to Sec. Xavier Becerra, ADA President Daniel J. Klemmedson, D.D.S., M.D., and Executive Director Kathleen T. O’Loughlin, D.M.D., said that they looked forward to working with the secretary on the following:

Major National Survey Reveals Impending Spike in Oral Health Needs

By |2021-04-12T10:26:13-04:00April 12th, 2021|News|

Uncovering a potential surge in upcoming health needs, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health today released the first in a series of reports that will provide in-depth analysis of the results of a comprehensive national survey aimed at understanding oral health equity in the US. The report released today, “A Coming Surge in Oral Health Treatment Needs,” looks specifically at the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our oral health

Expanding access to dental care is good for Mainers and the economy

By |2021-04-07T17:04:02-04:00April 7th, 2021|News|

It’s become a perennial issue in Maine: Lawmakers introduce legislation to extend health insurance, both public and private, to cover dental care. This year is no different with three such bills pending in Augusta. Two of the bills, including bipartisan legislation sponsored by House Speaker Ryan Fecteau, would add preventive, diagnostic and restorative dental services

Is Dental Insurance Worth the Cost?

By |2021-04-07T16:35:01-04:00April 7th, 2021|News|

In the past, dental insurance was considered a luxury that only wealthy people could afford.  Today most people believe they need dental insurance.  Businesses commonly offer dental insurance in their benefits packages, and individuals often buy their own. Medical insurance policies have a long and colorful history, but dental insurance only came about in the

From Cavities to Stress-Grinding, the Pandemic Has Been Hell on Our Teeth

By |2021-03-07T10:22:19-05:00March 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

On March 26th, at the start of the first pandemic shutdown, Montgomery County resident Cathy Belfield was working from home while her two kids played in the driveway, rolling around on skateboards. While skateboarding isn’t a typical activity for her son, who is “extremely cautious,” it was a nice day outside, and without anywhere to

Is It Worth It for Seniors to Buy Dental Insurance?

By |2021-03-04T16:41:18-05:00March 4th, 2021|insurance, News, seniors|

Seniors are often faced with a difficult choice when it comes to their dental health. Original Medicare doesn't offer any coverage for routine dental care, and without employer subsidies, private dental insurance for seniors can be more pricey than expected. Here's how to figure out how to get the best value for your dental insurance

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