Where Do I Get Calcium Besides Milk? Six Calcium Rich Foods

Posted by Erica Laceria on Jan 13, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Everyone has heard the saying about how milk does the body good (and teeth too). However, many struggle with finding alternatives to milk to get the appropriate calcium intake. So, if you’re wondering “Where do I get calcium besides milk?” you’ll soon find out! The amount of calcium available in other foods is surprisingly abundant, and it can be found in vegetables and fruits among other food groups. Here are six calcium rich foods you may not have yet considered:

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Topics: Healthy tips, healthy lifestyle, foods with calcium, calcium

Does dental health affect your immune system?

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Jan 12, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

Good dental hygiene not only impacts the health of your mouth, but impacts the health of your immune system and overall health. A doctor in the United Kingdom did an experiment for a series on the BBC regarding tooth health and how dental health and immune system health impact one another. He spent two weeks only brushing half his teeth; he wore a gum guard, which protected half his teeth from being brushed. What did he find? What is the correlation between dental health and the immune system?

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Topics: oral health overall health connection, gum disease and overall health, dental health, immune health

Why Do I Have to Get a New Filling?

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Jan 4, 2017 @ 01:58 PM

You had that molar filled back in high school, and now your dentist is telling you that you need to get it replaced. You, like most of us, probably thought the filling would last the rest of your life. Same with any crowns you might have. If that's not the case, what is the lifespan of a filling or a crown? Why do I have to get a new filling?

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Topics: dental fillings, dental crowns, replacing crowns and fillings

7 Differences Between a Dental HMO and PPO Plan

Posted by Deborah Pinnock on Jan 4, 2017 @ 10:05 AM

You’ve finally narrowed down your dental benefits choices and have decided to either go with a dental HMO (DHMO) or dental PPO (DPPO) plan. And this is where it gets foggy. What’s the difference? Which is the best plan for you and your family right now?  You’ve probably been talking with co-workers, friends or family members, trying to find someone to break it down for you.  Well, here are seven differences between a DHMO and DPPO plan that will help you confidently pick the plan that’s right for you and your family. 

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Topics: dental plans

3 Bad Holiday Habits That Might Lead to Bruxism

Posted by Erica Laceria on Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:02 PM

The holidays are here, and that means a great many things. Many of them good, such as family, friends and a general sense of happiness and cheer, but there are also some potentially negative things that come along this time of year as well. Many of them brought on by stress. These various stresses can push us down a road of bad habits, which may be doing harm in ways we don't even realize.  Oral Health tips free video

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Topics: holiday habits, bad habits, bruxism

3 Ways Oral Piercings Can Harm Your Mouth

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Dec 14, 2016 @ 02:38 PM

Can oral piercings harm your mouth? Tongue or lip rings might be tempting as a cool way to express yourself. But it’s important to weigh the risks before you make the choice to pierce. Piercings in your mouth can affect your oral health and pose risk factors for infection.

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Topics: oral health, oral health questions, piercing

Is there a link between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by Brooke Ellis on Nov 30, 2016 @ 11:04 AM

A diagnosis of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is bad news for your oral health; that much is clear. But studies have shown the damage it does is likely not limited to your mouth.

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What is coordination of benefits in dental insurance?

Posted by Brooke Ellis on Nov 28, 2016 @ 10:15 AM

If you have coverage under a dental insurance plan, you have a reason to smile. Not only does dental insurance offer better access to routine care like cleanings, you’ll have some financial protection in case of an emergency or major work.

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What are the Differences Between a Dental Crown and a Veneer?

Posted by Deborah Pinnock on Nov 23, 2016 @ 11:02 AM

Options. If there is ever a word that describes one of the greatest benefits of the times we live in, it’s options. From having hundreds of television channels to watch, to an endless parade of grocery items to choose from, we are surrounded by many choices our parents or grandparents never had. Dental care is no different. Today, there are many attractive ways to treat and restore your teeth. For instance, you or one of the members of your household may be deciding on whether to get a crown, a veneer or both. But what are the differences between a dental crown and a veneer? While they do have some similarities, these two restorations vary in their design and purpose, their preparation and placement and their cost. Read more to understand the differences in detail so you can make the right choice for you and your family. 


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Topics: Differences Between a Dental Crown and a Veneer

What is Astigmatism All About?

Posted by Erica Laceria on Nov 18, 2016 @ 11:40 AM

For some time now, when you look at the television it’s sort of fuzzy and blurry but you’re not sure why. Sometimes, your eyes might feel a little tired or strained. You’ve noticed you have a slight headache by the end of the day. After debating the idea, you finally make an appointment to see your eye doctor. He says you need glasses or contacts to correct the astigmatism you have in your eye. Glasses, ok. Contacts, that’s fine. But wait - what is astigmatism all about?

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Topics: eyewear, eye care, astigmatism

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