Oral & Vision Health Blog

Cosmetic Dentistry is More Than Just Looks

Cosmetic dentistry tends to make people think of extra dental work that is expensive and just for looks. Bleaching, crowns, bonding, and reshaping are all common cosmetic dental ...
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Ophthalmologists and Optometrists: What's the Difference?

Do you know the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist? Do you find yourself confusing the two professions? If so, you are not alone. Many people make the same ...
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Dental Insurance Decoded: What is a Waiting Period?

Some insurance companies require a certain amount of time to pass before you can start using your benefits. This is called a “waiting period”. In some insurances, this period can ...
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Dental Insurance: A Waiting Period Versus Effective Date

 The truth is that most people don’t understand health insurance. To add to that, they don’t know the many insurance terms that may make sense to carriers and providers that seem ...
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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 what ...
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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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Why is Dental Insurance Separate from Medical Insurance?

You just enrolled in your company’s benefit package and make an appointment to visit the dentist. Once you arrive, you find out your plan doesn’t cover your visit. Besides the ...
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Be Sure to Tell your Dentist about Possible Latex Allergies

Latex allergies may be among the trickiest of all relatively common allergies. The symptoms are often similar to other allergies or the common cold, and you may get in contact ...
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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 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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