Author: Andrea Randall

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: A look at common terminology found in dental plans. 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...

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The 411 on Sunglasses and Eye Protection

Preserve Eyesight with Sunglasses that Protect Your Eyes from harmful UV rays Although sunglasses are available in various colors and designs, style is just a fringe benefit. Sunglasses are a necessity, not an accessory. The truth is that sunglasses play an important role in preserving your eyesight by protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. But, not all sunglasses were created equal, and not all sunglasses provide sufficient solar protection. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the sun’s biggest threat to your eyes and your eye health and can cause long-term and short-term damage to your vision. If your eyes...

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The Human Eye and Eye Color

Do you know where your eye color comes from? Several sources report that only two percent of the world’s population has green eyes, making it the rarest eye color. However, violet, amber and black eyes are also uncommon, while brown eyes are the most common. Whatever the shade of your eyes, it’s unique to you. Embrace it! And, if you ever wondered how you got your eye color, keep reading. What determines eye color? The colored part of your eye is called the iris, and it’s actually a muscle that controls the pupil and the amount of light that...

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