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  • Common Dental Procedures for Kids
    Aug. 18, 2017

    Common Dental Procedures for Kids

    Children’s Oral Health

    Parents worry about their kids' overall health and oral health more than their own. Understanding how your dental benefits cover preventive procedures can help start your children on a path to a lifetime of healthy smiles. When it comes to keeping kids' mouths healthy, routine oral health habits – such as brushing twice a day,... More »

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  • Dental Visits Decoded: Root Canal
    Jul. 22, 2015

    Dental Visits Decoded: Root Canal

    General oral health

    Two words people probably dread hearing the most at their dentist's office: root canal. While getting the nerve tissue or pulp inside of your tooth removed may have once been a painful procedure, now it's no more uncomfortable than getting a cavity filled. Root canals are typically needed when tooth decay has spread to the... More »

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  • Pre-Treatment Estimates: Your Personal Crystal Ball
    Sep. 9, 2014

    Pre-Treatment Estimates: Your Personal Crystal Ball

    Dental benefit information

    Think of a pre-treatment estimate like a fortune-teller and crystal ball – it predicts the future of a dental procedure. But unlike fortune-tellers, pre-treatment estimates are accurate. But why would you want to get a pre-treatment estimate? Reasons to get a pre-treatment estimate: You're planning to have extensive dental work such as crowns, wisdom teeth... More »

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  • Dental Benefit Categories and Coverages
    Aug. 19, 2014

    Dental Benefit Categories and Coverages

    Dental benefit information

    Many dental plans offer 3 classes or categories of coverage. Each class provides specific types of treatment and typically covers those treatments at a certain percentage. Each class also specifies limitations and exclusions. Reimbursement levels vary from plan to plan, so be sure to read your benefits information carefully. Here are the typical levels in... More »

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  • Losing Your Wisdom (Teeth, That Is)
    Aug. 20, 2013

    Losing Your Wisdom (Teeth, That Is)

    General oral health

    For many people, wisdom teeth (also known as “third molars”) are often more problematic than helpful. Wisdom teeth often come in misaligned or emerge only partially, and some remain trapped underneath the gums. These are known as “impacted” teeth and can eventually cause infection of the gums and surrounding bone. Because of these issues, many... More »

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  • Beam Me Up: Lasers in Your Dentist's Office
    Jul. 30, 2013

    Beam Me Up: Lasers in Your Dentist's Office

    General oral health

    Once considered a fantasy technology seen only on television shows like Star Trek, lasers are now being used in ways even science fiction writers couldn't have imagined, including a wide variety of dental applications. Here are just a few of the ways lasers are changing how dentists work. Bacteria Reduction Some dental offices use lasers... More »

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