2016

Dec23

Infographic: U.S. seniors lack dental coverage

A new study published in the December edition of Health Affairs analyzed access to dental care for Medicare beneficiaries, and the findings don't look good.

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Dec13

Is gum disease a key risk factor for heart disease?

Showing how diseases of the mouth connect with diseases of the body is great way to demonstrate to your clients the importance of supporting and increasing dental benefit programs. Check out the latest developments on this topic.

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Dec8

Life Expectancy In U.S. Drops For First Time In Decades, Report Finds

The overall U.S. death rate has increased for the first time in a decade, according to an analysis of the latest data.

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Nov10

5 Ways to Protect Your Family's Teeth During the Holiday

The holiday season brings with it a healthy dose of wholesome family fun and without a doubt, food plays a major role this time of year. From leftover sweet treats from Halloween to the desserts enjoyed on Thanksgiving and Christmas, eating meals with family and friends is integral to how we celebrate. But, there's always room for caution in the midst of all the celebrations.

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Aug29

No Way! 10 Unbelievable Facts About Your Teeth

There are a lot of really amazing facts about your teeth and mouth that you may not know, and may not even believe. And while some of these facts may be strange, they’re all aspects of a truly incredible biological system that’s constantly working inside your mouth.

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Aug4

No Dental Insurance? How to Find Dental Care When You’re Uninsured

Being able to manage and afford health care is an essential part of life for many Americans. While basic medical coverage has become more available in the United States than ever before, it may not always account for the full scope of care some people may need.

Take dental care, for example. Even with quality health insurance, many people do not have dental insurance included in their plan. In fact, about 114 million Americans have no dental coverage at all. Medicare, likewise, typically doesn’t cover common dental services as part of their standard insurance options.

Are you without dental insurance? If so, is there anything you can do?

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Jun8

The Importance of Family Dental Care

Maintaining good oral health is important for everyone, including children. Here are some examples of maintaining oral health for each member of the family

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May19

6 Things Your Dentist Desperately Wishes You Knew

Here are some great ways you can achieve your smile goals and please your dentist.

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Mar3

25 States With the Most Toothless Seniors

According to the American Dental Hygienists' Association and the National Institutes of Health, approximately 25 percent of seniors over age 65 have no remaining natural teeth.

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Jan14

Breast cancer and periodontal disease: Is there a connection?

A new study maintains that periodontal disease might increase the risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women.

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