Oral & Vision Health Blog

Types of Dental Floss: Which is Right for You?

We all know that we should be flossing, but only about 30% of U.S. adults report flossing every day. Are you one of the many Americans who doesn't floss as often as they should? ...
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What is UCR and how does it affect my Dental PPO plan costs?

Dental PPO (DPPO) insurance plans offer you the flexibility to visit both in-network and out-of-network dentists, as you might already know. That means, if you have a DPPO plan, ...
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Can Salt Harm Your Teeth?

A lower salt intake might be good for your overall health, but what about your dental health?
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Grinchy Goodies: Holiday Foods that Harm Your Teeth

The holidays are a time for joy, giving, and eating lots of delicious food as we celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, there are many festive treats that can harm our ...
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I thought this was covered. Why do I have a co-payment?

You've just bought insurance to cover dental and other health-related procedures, and what a great decision! Whether it was through work or wanting to obtain your own coverage, ...
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Why Do My Eyes Squeak?

Rumbling stomach, ringing ears, cracking joints, whistling nose. We’re inclined to investigate when our bodies make odd noises—even more so thanks to “Dr. Google,” a.k.a. the ...
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Women Face a Higher Risk for Eye Problems

Spring has sprung and now is the perfect time to consider a visit to your eye doctor for a checkup.  Along with pesky, springtime allergies, there are other reasons to pay close ...
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Coffee Stains Your Teeth? Here's What You Need to Know

Coffee is the fuel of a nation, so you should know how it affects your physical and oral teeth. Coffee—it is a major part of our lives, and the numbers back it up. Americans are ...
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What is Teledentistry? Everything You Need to Know About Video Appointments

Imagine receiving a dental exam without ever meeting the dentist. That is, meeting the dentist in person. Teledentistry sounds futuristic, but it is here and emerging in the U.S. ...
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What Is Blue Light? Why You Need to Protect Your Eyes

If you spend any time during the day looking at a screen, whether it be a smartphone, tablet, e-reader, LED TV, or computer, your eyes are exposed to blue light.
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