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  • Don't miss this back-to-school essential
    Aug. 6, 2019

    Don't miss this back-to-school essential

    Children’s Oral Health

    While you may be busy getting ready to send your children back to school, life will likely get even busier once school starts. That’s why now is a good time to schedule a dental visit for your children. It’s not only good for their health, but it may even be required by law. Dental screening requirements help emphasize the importance of oral health to children and their caregivers and help prepare them for the school year.

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  • How your mouth influences your health from head to toe
    Aug. 5, 2019

    How your mouth influences your health from head to toe

    General oral health

    A healthy smile improves social interactions, communication and the ability to perform well in work and school. But there are many more reasons to maintain great oral health. The National Academy of Medicine reports that oral health is connected to good overall health and oral diseases can exacerbate health problems outside of the mouth.

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  • Incoming Illinois Freshmen Among Students Who need Dental Exams
    Aug. 2, 2019

    Incoming Illinois Freshmen Among Students Who need Dental Exams

    Children’s Oral Health

    Parents of children in elementary, middle and high school are encouraged to schedule a dental appointment this summer before the 2019-2020 school year begins. Illinois children going into kindergarten, second, sixth and ninth grades are required to get a dental exam. A new state law expanded the requirement to incoming freshmen for the upcoming school year. Dental checkups are now required for approximately 150,000 incoming Illinois ninth graders.

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  • Don't Ignore this Crucial Oral Health Check
    May 7, 2019

    Don't Ignore this Crucial Oral Health Check

    General oral health

    A surprising number of Americans ignore this crucial health check. Your dental checkup is not only good for your health, it’s also good for your wallet. Preventive services, like checkups, are 100 percent covered by most dental plans. Yet, many people leave money on the table by not going to their dentist often.

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  • Dangers of Tobacco
    Apr. 9, 2019

    Dangers of Tobacco

    General oral health

    An estimated 438,000 Americans die each year from diseases caused by smoking.1 Using tobacco products increases the risk of getting cancers of the head and neck. According to the American Cancer Society, no form of tobacco is safe.

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  • What to Expect for Your Oral Health When You're Expecting
    May 4, 2018

    What to Expect for Your Oral Health When You're Expecting

    General oral health

    May is Pregnancy Awareness Month. At first glance, it may not seem like oral health has much to do with pregnancy, but it's actually a critical part of it. A pregnant woman's oral health can be correlated with the baby's overall health, so it's important to pay close attention to your dental care and any... More »

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  • The Difference Between Annual Maximum and Deductible
    Feb. 16, 2017

    The Difference Between Annual Maximum and Deductible

    Dental benefit information

    Annual maximums and deductibles are common in many health plans, including dental plans. An annual maximum is the maximum dollar amount a dental benefit plan will pay toward the cost of dental care within a specific period, usually a calendar year. If your plan's annual maximum is $1,000, your carrier will pay its portion of... More »

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