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.
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...read more
If your employer doesn’t offer group dental insurance or if you work as a contractor, you may need to pick out your own individual dental insurance plan, and this can seem confusing. There are a lot of terms and percentages to wade through, as well as network...read more
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