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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

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

NPR Audio: How To Manage Fear Of The Dentist

By |2021-10-19T17:57:11-04:00September 24th, 2021|News|

Do you have dental anxiety — or even dental phobia? You're not alone. Clinical psychologist Lisa Heaton studies the fear of the dentist and joins us to discuss. https://www.npr.org/2021/09/24/1040455958/how-to-manage-fear-of-the-dentist-companies-pledge-to-hire-afghan-refugees

Opinion: Eyes, ears, teeth: Big changes coming — maybe — to Medicare

By |2021-09-02T08:26:29-04:00September 2nd, 2021|medicaid, Medicare, News|

One of the biggest changes ever proposed to Medicare is working its way through Congress, and if it passes, and is signed into law by President Biden, it would put a smile on the face of tens of millions of beneficiaries—literally. The change would add dental benefits to Medicare for the first time since the

New FAQ addresses questions about Medicare dental benefit proposals

By |2021-09-03T09:42:31-04:00September 1st, 2021|ada, Medicare, News|

“The ADA has a duty to respond when Congress intends to act on adding a dental benefit to Medicare.” This was one of the key messages in a new FAQ the ADA created in order to explain the ADA’s response to a legislative proposal currently being considered by Congress that would expand the nation’s Medicare