Oral & Vision Health Blog

In-Network and Out-of-Network: What's the Difference?

If you’ve ever called your dental insurance company about an unexpected dental bill and they asked you “was the dentist in-network or out-of-network” you might be wondering ...
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Preventive, Basic, and Major Services: What’s the Difference?

Regardless of whether you choose a Dental PPO (DPPO) plan or a Dental HMO (DHMO or EPO) insurance plan, knowing your plan’s coverage tiers (the categories your plan groups ...
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What is Gum Disease, Exactly?

So, your dentist tells you that you have mild (or not so mild) gingivitis. You might think that just means your gums are slightly inflamed – but gingivitis is actually a bit ...
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Eating After Oral Surgery

So, you just had oral surgery. Whether you had your wisdom teeth pulled, got implants, or another procedure, your surgery care doesn’t stop when you get home. Your dentist or ...
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What Was The Deal With Wooden Teeth? A Quick History of Dentures.

Most people have heard some iteration of the story about George Washington’s wooden teeth. But if you didn’t know – that myth has long been busted. Our first president, along ...
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Orthodontics and Braces: Everything You Need to Know

So, you’re thinking about braces. Whether you are a parent looking for your child or an adult/young adult looking to straighten your smile, there is a lot to consider before ...
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So You Need A Retainer … What Are Your Options?

If you’re nearing the end of your time in braces, you are probably very excited to get your brackets and wires removed! Now, you’ll have to get used to wearing a retainer to ...
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Tips For Staying Healthy During The Coronavirus Situation

Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is the respiratory disease caused by the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2. The virus has now spread internationally – and is now part of our daily ...
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5 Oral Health Tips for Flu Season

When you think about flu season, your oral health might not be the first thing to come to mind. But it should be! The flu spreads primarily through respiratory droplets in your ...
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The Connection Between Oral Health and Alzheimer's

The connection between your oral health and your overall health can’t be overstated. Taking care of your teeth can help serious medical conditions such as diabetes and heart ...
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