The Insightful Molar is your oral health hub. Find answers to your dental questions, as well as useful facts and tips to help you maintain a healthy smile for years to come.
Caring for your teeth and gums can be a little confusing — dentists may use scientific and lay terms interchangeably, making it hard to understand what’s at stake if you find out you have gum disease. But it’s important to know the differences between the terms used...read more
Whether you're currently enrolled in a dental plan or shopping for one, it's important (and financially beneficial) to understand the concept of "staying in-network." Visiting an in-network provider can benefit you in three ways: lower out-of-pocket expenses, no extra...read more
Many prescribed and over-the-counter medications can cause problems for your oral health. Surprisingly, even vitamins and minerals can have negative impacts. It’s important to be mindful of symptoms these may cause so that you can discuss any changes in your oral...read more
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...read more
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....read more
State of Decay Dental health problems can happen to anyone, anywhere – but some states are noted for their particular "state of decay," according to the American Dental Association's (ADA) 2015 Oral Health & Well-Being in the United States report. The Study The...read more