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Why getting back to normal should include going back to the dentist

By |2021-07-24T21:55:12-04:00July 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Like many Kentuckians, we are eager for a summer of “back-to-normal” activities – backyard BBQs with neighbors, family trips to our favorite state parks and evenings at the county fair. One big “back-to-normal” activity for families across the commonwealth this summer is reviewing that ever-growing back-to-school checklist. As a dentist and dental hygienist and committed members

Dental Insurance Is the Next Industry That Badly Needs Reform

By |2021-07-13T18:14:39-04:00July 13th, 2021|insurance, insurance executives, News|

In the last decade, most debate and discussion on reforms related to healthcare have focused on Americans’ general health insurance plans and costs. And for good reason. And though our health system is convoluted and complicated, it gets even more complex when we examine what is happening with dental care. The intersection of hefty insurance

Research shows flossing your teeth could protect against cognitive decline

By |2021-07-24T21:14:16-04:00July 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Dental floss is important not only to keep dentists happy, but also to prevent cognitive decline, according to a new analysis led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College. Good oral hygiene habits such as brushing and dental floss may prevent cognitive impairment and dementia. “Given a tremendous number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

ADA urges the Center for Medicare Services to prioritize oral health issues

By |2021-06-21T21:46:58-04:00June 18th, 2021|ada, News|

The ADA is asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to prioritize several oral health issues. In a June 9 letter to the new CMS administrator, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, ADA President Daniel J. Klemmedson, D.D.S., M.D., and Executive Director Kathleen T. O'Loughlin, D.M.D., said that under her leadership, the new administration is “well-positioned to tackle

Teeth Grinding is on the Rise Due to Pandemic Stress

By |2021-06-21T21:39:17-04:00June 18th, 2021|Covid, News, teeth grinding|

Studies have shown that teeth grinding has increased during the pandemic; we can help protect your smile. Now that we’re more than a year into a global pandemic, we are learning more about the variety of indirect effects that COVID-19 has had on the population. We have seen it affect our mental health, our emotional

Brush up on how to care for your teeth with these tips from dentists

By |2021-06-21T21:24:01-04:00June 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Beyond its psychological toll, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on our bodies: Many people have put on pounds, picked at their skin, broken their toes — and, according to dentists, damaged their teeth. As more Americans return to dental offices, practitioners say they’re seeing a significant rise in tooth-grinding and jaw-clenching probably brought on by

Dentists see rise in cosmetic dentistry requests as pandemic restrictions ease

By |2021-06-21T20:13:45-04:00June 16th, 2021|cosmetic, News|

Cosmetic dentist Kourosh Maddahi noticed a trend among his patients in Beverly Hills, California, beginning around March: Demand for treatments, everything from teeth whitening to full smile-makeovers, was higher than pre-pandemic levels. Even international virtual consultations restarted as people again consider traveling to the United States for cosmetic dentistry work. Why now? Maddahi said the

Teeth Grinding May Signal Sleep Apnea

By |2021-06-21T20:17:46-04:00June 8th, 2021|News, sleep apnea, teeth grinding|

Your dentist might be the first person to suspect you have sleep apnea, a medical condition that can increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Snoring is one of the most common signs and symptoms of sleep apnea, but it’s not a universal one. Some people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) don’t snore—and some

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: