Author: Andrea Randall

Top 3 Pediatric Dental Misconceptions

An Interview With Pediatric Dentist Dr. Robert L. Delarosa October is that glorious time of year when the cooler autumn breeze blows, just about everything comes in pumpkin spice flavor, and you smile when a three-foot-tall zombie Elvis threatens pranks if you don’t pay up with treats. Yes, this month the kiddos will prepare for Halloween and stock pile their candy supply. As the second-leading month for candy sales in America reported by Nielsen, October is the perfect time to dispel common myths and misconceptions about pediatric dental care and oral hygiene. And Dr. Robert L. Delarosa, a founding...

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It’s National Dental Hygiene Month!

October is an unofficial dental holiday established by the American Dental Hygienists Association. It’s Dental Hygiene Month! The purpose of Dental Hygiene Month is to increase public awareness of oral health and to express appreciation for a clean mouth and the dental hygienists who keep it that way!   Dental Hygiene Daily 4 During the month of October, dental professionals communicate the importance of improving oral health through the “Daily 4” routine: Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day. Floss your teeth every day. Rinse with antimicrobial or therapeutic mouthwash. Chew sugar-free gum. More Dental Hygiene Tips...

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The Truth About Teeth Whitening and A Whiter Smile

Is it Safe to Whiten Your Teeth? People have been whitening their teeth for centuries. A white smile is attractive and a universal sign of youth and health. White teeth have also been indicators of wealth or nobility. It shouldn’t be surprising that people have been trying to brighten their smiles for more than 3,000 years. Some of the ancient teeth whitening techniques are more than a little scary in today’s world of modern dentistry. But the question still remains – is it safe to whiten your teeth? Tooth Discoloration and Stains There are a number of reasons why...

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Buying Dental Insurance – Which plan is right for you?

Tips for Buying Dental Insurance When purchasing dental insurance, price should not be the only consideration. You should approach shopping for dental plans just like you would any other product – evaluate the product and determine if it meets your needs and if it’s within your budget. Here are five tips to help you shop for dental insurance: 1. Assess your dental needs The first step in assessing your dental care needs is determining who needs coverage – just you? Or, will your spouse need dental insurance as well? Everyone needs preventive dental services, such as regular dental exams...

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Defining Dental Insurance Terms

Learning the lingo: Common Dental Plan Terminology Don’t let insurance terms intimidate you. We’ve provided a high-level explanation of some basic dental plan terminology. This quick list may help you identify important elements of a dental plan. Important Plan Terms PPO Network – An insurance company or preferred provider organization contracts with providers to participate in the network. In the contract, the provider agrees to charge the insurance company’s customer a set, discounted rate for certain services and procedures. Therefore, using an in-network provider will save you money. Annual/Benefit Year Maximum – This is the maximum amount that a...

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