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  • Learn the proper technique for brushing your teeth
    Aug. 4, 2020

    Learn the proper technique for brushing your teeth

    General oral health

    You know brushing your teeth is important, but how you go about doing so can make a significant difference in your long-term oral health. If you fail to brush your teeth thoroughly and with a good technique, your teeth may look and feel clean, but layers of plaque will build up in hard-to-reach places and cause tooth decay. Eventually some of it will harden into tartar, collect more plaque, causing gum damage and other unwanted oral health issues.

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  • The Basics of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
    Feb. 11, 2019

    The Basics of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

    Children’s Oral Health

    When parents put their little ones to sleep, sometimes they leave them with a bottle. While that might be soothing as they drift off to dreamland, leaving a bottle in the crib can be problematic for tiny teeth. In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month this February, take a moment to brush up on the basics of baby bottle tooth decay.

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  • Costs for whitening your pearly whites
    Jun. 12, 2018

    Costs for whitening your pearly whites

    General oral health

    Need to prep your smile for a big summer event? Take a look at the most common whitening methods from least to most expensive. Whitening toothpaste can often be purchased for under $201 and will take two to six weeks to show a noticeable difference. This method works by removing surface stains, such as those... More »

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  • Halloween Costumes Sure to Make You Smile
    Oct. 16, 2017

    Halloween Costumes Sure to Make You Smile

    Children’s Oral Health

    If you've seen one vampire or princess, you've seen 'em all. This year, help your child (or yourself) stand out from the crowd with a DIY oral health-themed costume. The Tooth Fairy. If you have a few Halloweens or dance recitals under your belt, you may already own all of the elements necessary for this... More »

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  • Why Dental Benefits Matter to Employee Wellness
    Jun. 12, 2017

    Why Dental Benefits Matter to Employee Wellness

    Dental benefit information

    June is Employee Well-Being Month Dental benefits and employee wellness go hand in hand. Most dental plans promote preventive care and good oral health habits, which can improve an employee's overall health. By investing in employee health through offering dental coverage and other health benefits, companies can improve employee productivity and reduce costs associated with... More »

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  • Reenergize Your Oral Health Care Routine
    Oct. 10, 2016

    Reenergize Your Oral Health Care Routine

    General oral health

    Looking to reenergize your oral health routine? Try something new for your smile. An easy change, like testing out a new toothpaste flavor, will help you get a fresh start on good oral health habits: Switch from a manual to an electric toothbrush. Simply changing the type of toothbrush you use may help reenergize your... More »

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  • Be Thankful for Modern Toothpaste
    Nov. 14, 2013

    Be Thankful for Modern Toothpaste

    General oral health

    The next time you're enjoying the minty-fresh feeling in your mouth, consider that toothpaste wasn’t always so tasty. For hundreds of years, civilizations have been perfecting toothpaste formulas to see what works and tastes best. The first known toothpaste recipe originated from an ancient Egyptian papyrus scroll, written 1,500 years before the first toothpaste was... More »

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  • Water Fluoridation: One of the Greatest Public Health Achievements
    Aug. 27, 2013

    Water Fluoridation: One of the Greatest Public Health Achievements

    General oral health

    Since U.S. cities began adding fluoride to water supplies more than 65 years ago, tooth decay has decreased dramatically. This result led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to name water fluoridation as one of the Ten Great Public Health Achievements of the 20th Century. Though many areas in the U.S. fluoridate their water... More »

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  • National Parent's Day – Mentor Your Kids
    Jul. 25, 2013

    National Parent's Day – Mentor Your Kids

    Children’s Oral Health

    July 28 is National Parent's Day so what better a time to chat about how you can help set your little ones on the right path to pearly whites, because good dental habits can be fun if taught right! Common mistakes for little ones are overusing toothpaste and brushing too hard. Luckily, preventive dental care... More »

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