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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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  • Get Smart About Wisdom Teeth
    May 24, 2017

    Get Smart About Wisdom Teeth

    General oral health

    Wisdom teeth, or “third molars,” are the final set of adult teeth to push through the gums in the back of both sides of the jaws. They usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 21 to complete your full set of 32 teeth. Problems arise, however, when there isn't enough room for the wisdom... More »

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  • Myth vs. Fact: Pregnant Women and Dental Care
    May 16, 2017

    Myth vs. Fact: Pregnant Women and Dental Care

    General oral health

    The list of “dos and don'ts” for pregnant women is long – and sometimes contradictory. For example, you may have heard that pregnant women should postpone any dental work until after the baby arrives, but waiting to get treatment for dental issues can actually cause more damage. Here's the truth behind that myth and three others. ... More »

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  • Importance of Women's Oral Health Care
    May 6, 2017

    Importance of Women's Oral Health Care

    General oral health

    Discover How Hormones Affect Women's Oral Health this Women's Health Month Good oral health habits help protect against tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health issues. However, women are more susceptible to changing hormone levels from puberty, certain types of birth control, pregnancy and menopause, and these hormone changes can impact oral health. May... More »

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  • Take the Scare Out of Dental X-Rays
    Oct. 6, 2016

    Take the Scare Out of Dental X-Rays

    General oral health

    Dentists typically use X-rays to better investigate dental issues not evident to the naked eye, provide a baseline of a patient's oral health history, monitor developing teeth (in children) and assess the health of bones and supporting gum tissues that hold teeth in place. X-rays use radiation to capture those images, and you've probably heard... More »

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  • This Women's Health Month, Learn How Life Changes Affect Oral Health
    May 4, 2016

    This Women's Health Month, Learn How Life Changes Affect Oral Health

    General oral health

    This Women's Health Month, Learn How Life Changes Affect Oral Health Everyone needs to practice good oral health habits to guard against tooth decay, periodontal disease and other health concerns. However, due to the changing hormone levels that women experience from certain birth control, pregnancy or menopause, women have some oral health concerns that men... More »

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  • How Dental Hygienists Help with Healthy Smiles
    Oct. 5, 2015

    How Dental Hygienists Help with Healthy Smiles

    General oral health

    At most dental offices, your dentist isn't the only person working to make sure your smile stays healthy. Dental hygienists play a critical in making sure you receive efficient, quality care. The range of services provided by your hygienist may vary from office to office, but here are some of the things they may do.1... More »

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  • Dental X-rays and Your Overall Health
    May 21, 2015

    Dental X-rays and Your Overall Health

    General oral health

    Most people who visit the dentist will have X-rays taken at some point. It's natural to be concerned about potential risks from too much exposure to radiation. However, it is important to understand that X-rays are an often necessary and important part of the dental health examination process. “X-rays are an important tool for dentists... More »

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  • How Many Dental X-Rays Do Your Kids Need?
    Mar. 11, 2014

    How Many Dental X-Rays Do Your Kids Need?

    Children’s Oral Health

    X-rays have always been a valuable tool for finding problems in teeth and the bones surrounding teeth. However, all X-rays use ionizing radiation that can potentially cause damage. Though it is spread out in tiny doses, the effect of radiation from years of X-rays is cumulative. The risks associated with this radiation are greater for... More »

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