Why Have My Child's Teeth Turned Yellow?

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Jul 28, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

When your baby’s first teeth came in, they were as white as snow, but lately you've noticed that they’ve turned yellow or otherwise discolored. There is more than one cause of yellow or discolored teeth in children; sometimes, it can be hard to narrow it down to just one. Here are some of the most common causes:

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Topics: Tooth discoloration

What is a Tooth Abscess?

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Jul 27, 2017 @ 11:47 AM

An abscessed tooth can be painful and traumatic. Your face may swell and your tooth and the surrounding gum tissue will likely be as painful as the tooth itself. What is a tooth abscess? Bluntly, it's a pocket of pus caused by a bacterial infection. The abscess can be at the tip of the root, deep inside the tooth, or in the gum surrounding the affected tooth. An abscessed tooth is a dental emergency, and most dentists will see you as quickly as possible -- usually on the day that you call them. That's because an untreated tooth abscess can actually lead to some pretty serious complications, some of which can be life-threatening!

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Why is My Eyelid Twitching?

Posted by Brooke Ellis on Jul 26, 2017 @ 05:10 PM

Most of us have experienced the annoyance of a twitching eyelid at some point in our lives. Because it typically goes away on its own, we don't stop and think much about this small occurrence.

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Does charcoal toothpaste really work? We tested it!

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Jun 29, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Charcoal products are invading your newsfeeds—it’s one of the latest health and beauty trends. In addition to charcoal face masks, charcoal soap and charcoal deodorant, it’s also in the toothpaste aisles.

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Topics: charcoal toothpaste

Is an EOB a Bill? Here's a guide to your Explanation of Benefits

Posted by Natalia Courtois on Jun 28, 2017 @ 09:30 AM

The fear that sets in when you get an unexpected letter with prices for a doctor or dentist visit is very relatable. If you used your insurance at an appointment, you probably received something from your insurer called an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) that looks like a bill. So, is an EOB a bill? Fear not! Your eyes may be targeting a line that states “Patient’s Responsibility,” but rest assured that this is not a bill.

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Protect Your Eyes on National Sunglasses Day!

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Jun 27, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Everybody wears -- or should wear -- sunglasses in the sun. Not only do they keep you from squinting, they protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. National Sunglasses Day is June 27, so it’s a great time to remind ourselves why it is important to wear sunglasses.

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Topics: how to protect your eyes, wear sunglasses, national sunglasses day, what to look for in sunglasses

Why Does the Eye Doctor Dilate Your Eyes?

Posted by Brooke Ellis on Jun 21, 2017 @ 11:16 AM

You've probably wondered why your eyes need to be dilated when you visit your eye doctor. Your eye doctor thoroughly examines all parts of the eye when it is dilated, and might discover conditions that affect your overall health.

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Topics: eye diseases, Eye care. Healthy eyes.

3 Reasons You Should Get Dental Insurance Beyond Medicare

Posted by Natalia Courtois on Jun 8, 2017 @ 11:59 AM

If you're over 65 and don't have a dental plan, you are not alone. In fact, only 12 percent of Americans in this age group do.

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Topics: dental insurance for seniors, medicare dental insurance

Read Now, Cry Later: How Onions Benefit Your Eye Health

Posted by Deborah Pinnock on May 26, 2017 @ 11:22 AM

Let's set the scene:

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Topics: Eye Health, Eye vitamins

Picking the Right Toothpaste for your Baby

Posted by Alissa Gavrilescu on May 22, 2017 @ 02:25 PM

With so many toothpaste options available, it can be extremely difficult to choose the best oral care products for your newly toothed baby. Children's mouths are constantly developing, which is why it is important to make sure their teeth are as well taken care of as possible…even from birth!

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Topics: child oral health, baby teeth, bring your child to the dentist, pediatric dental care, toothpaste

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