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Dental Opinions – Why Should You Floss Daily

Posted on Wednesday, Oct. 19th 2022 6:32 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinions – Why Should You Floss Daily

There is a reason why your dentist nags you about flossing daily. Proper flossing habits will help to removes plaque and debris that sticks to teeth and gums in between teeth, as well as help to controls bad breath. Plaque is a sticky layer of material containing bacteria, which builds up on your teeth, including places where toothbrushes can’t reach. This can lead to dental decay and gum disease. By flossing your teeth daily, you reduce your risk of having dental decay and gum disease.

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Dental Opinions – When will a Dentist Prescribe Medication?

Posted on Monday, Oct. 17th 2022 6:30 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinions – When will a Dentist Prescribe Medication?

A dentist will prescribes medications for several reasons. You may get a prescription to help prevent infections after surgical procedures like tooth extractions and gum surgery. A dentist may also prescribes medications for pain after having major dental work such as tooth extractions and gum surgery. Though normally a prescription for pain pills are only for a few days

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Dental Opinions – Understanding Orofacial Pain

Posted on Friday, Oct. 14th 2022 6:27 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinions – Understanding Orofacial Pain

There are number of reason why one my have orofacial pain. some of the clinical problems include temporomandibular joint discomfort (TJD), muscle spasms in the head, neck and jaw, migraines or pain with teeth, face and jaw.

Other reasons for Orofacial pain to a cure can be due to missing or poorly aligned teeth. People who grind or clench their teeth can experience orofacial pain as well, any trauma to the head and neck. A dentist can help determine why you may be experiencing orofacial pain.

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Dental Opinions – Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Posted on Wednesday, Oct. 12th 2022 6:24 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinions – Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Are You Biting off More Than You Can Chew? Those Super sized burgers and sandwiches that are sold regularly at fast food restaurants may be to big to eat. Many of them are often made larger then the human mouth. Forcing many people to take bites that are too big to chew.

The Academy of General Dentistry states by doing this it can be bad for your jaw and teeth. People at a particular risk are those that have temporomandibular joint disorder. (know as TMJ) TMJ can restrict the range of acceptable bite size. People who have TMJ should avoid opening their mouths too wide, since taking large bites of food can aggravate the condition.

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Dental Opinions – Gum-Chewers Have Reason to Smile about xylitol.

Posted on Saturday, Oct. 8th 2022 6:19 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinions – Gum-Chewers Have Reason to Smile about xylitol.

Xylitol is a natural sweetener found in plants and fruits which was approved by the FDA as food additive. Xylitol is now appearing in sugar-free gum, mints and toothpaste. Xylitol is sweet-as-sugar and low in calories, and studies show it may help reduce and prevent cavities. Research confirms that of all factors studied, xylitol most likely inhibits the growth of Streptococcus mutans, the oral bacteria that causes cavities.

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Dental Opinions – Dental Care Why are X-rays Needed?

Posted on Wednesday, Oct. 5th 2022 6:16 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinions – Dental Care Why are X-rays Needed?

X-rays provide the dentist with an important tool that shows the condition of your teeth. As well as your teeth roots, jaw placement and the overall composition of your facial bones. X-rays can help your dentist determine the presence or degree of periodontal (gum) disease, abscesses, cavities and many abnormal growths, such as cysts and tumors. X-rays also show the exact location of impacted tooth. X-rays are normally taken once a year, sometimes more if the dentist wants to review a problem focus area.

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Dental Opinions – How Cosmetic Dentistry can Help Give you Something to Smile About.

Posted on Monday, Oct. 3rd 2022 6:14 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinions – How Cosmetic Dentistry can Help Give you Something to Smile About.

How a cosmetic dentistry can change your smile. Cosmetic dentistry can make subtle changes to major repairs, your cosmetic dentist can perform a variety of dental procedures to improve your smile. There are many techniques and options available to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing.

They can reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore worn or short teeth or alter the length of your teeth. If you have dental insurance you may want to check to confirm is cosmetic dentistry is covered under you plan, since many dental insurance do not offer benefits for cosmetic services.

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Dental Opinions – Preventive Dental Care for Children’s Oral Health

Posted on Friday, Sep. 30th 2022 6:10 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinions – Preventive Dental Care for Children’s Oral Health

There are more than 51 million school hours lost each year due to dental related illnesses. In addition, almost 50 percent of tooth decay remains untreated in low-income children, this according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite these numbers, many children still do not visit the dentist.

One reason being cost of dental care. Many people do not receive dental benefits though their employer, and they fail to secure dental insurance on their own. Cost could also be an with regards to dental insurance. However it does not have to be since in most state low cost dental insurance and or plans are available.

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Dental Opinions – Oral and Dental Health Care for Women

Posted on Tuesday, Sep. 27th 2022 6:02 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinions – Oral and Dental Health Care for Women

The importance of oral health care for women. For many women oral and dental health can be effected by their many changes in life. Such as in puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation and menopause. Women are also more likely to be diagnosed with TMJ, myofascial pain, eating disorders and Sjögren’s syndrome.

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Dental Opinions – Looking for a Better Job?

Posted on Monday, Sep. 26th 2022 5:59 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinions – Looking for a Better Job?

You may want to Start by Visiting the Dentist. Most people know that having proper dental care is important for your over all health care. However so are first impressions when you are searching for a job. Teeth are one of the first things many people notice. Having poor teeth may be preventing you from getting a job. Today middle-aged men and women are competing for jobs with younger men and women, making appearance a heightened factor. Jobs such as where you may be dealing with many people overall appearance can affected your professional life.

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Dental Opinions – Dentist Advise Vegetarians on Good Oral Health

Posted on Friday, Sep. 23rd 2022 6:57 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinions – Dentist Advise Vegetarians on Good Oral Health

Due to health concerns about fat and high cholesterol many people have either became a vegetarian or been eating a more vegetarian diet. However, there are sometimes nutritional deficiencies that can result and may reveal themselves during dental exams. Your dentist should be advised if you are a vegetarian or on a vegetarian diet.

Even though most adult vegetarians are very knowledgeable about nutrition and maintain their diets in a proper fashion, children however need a well balanced and nutritionally complete diet for proper growth. The potential for deficiencies is greatest among children and teenagers who put themselves on vegetarian diets without knowing enough about their nutritional needs.

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Dental Opinions – The importance of men Oral Healthcare.

Posted on Wednesday, Sep. 21st 2022 6:53 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinions – The importance of men Oral Healthcare.

According to studies men are less likely then women to take proper care of their physical health. Surveys and studies done also show that men oral and dental health is equally ignored. Even though having good oral health has been linked with longevity, one of the most common factors associated with infrequent dental checkups is just being male. Men are less likely than women to seek preventive dental and health care.

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Dental Opinions – Monitoring Infant’s Fluoride Intake.

Posted on Monday, Sep. 19th 2022 6:51 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinions – Monitoring Infant’s Fluoride Intake.

Many cities fluoridated their tap water, if you add fluoridated water to your infant’s baby formula, you may be putting your child at risk of developing dental fluorosis. Though a harmless cosmetic condition, fluorosis manifests by brown, mottled or discolored tooth enamel. Although fluoride is necessary to prevent tooth decay, in infants and children too much fluoride can cause flurosis. Talk to your dentist and make sure you are not using to much fluoride.

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Dental Opinions – What is an Amalgam Filling.

Posted on Thursday, Sep. 15th 2022 6:49 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinions – What is an Amalgam Filling.

Amalgam filling are made by combining elemental mercury, silver, tin, copper and possibly other metallic elements. Although amalgam filling are still considered to be safe there are many that have concerns about the mercury content in amalgams. However, thanks to advances in modern dental materials and techniques, dentists have more ways to create pleasing, natural-looking smiles.

Dental researchers are continuing their often decades-long work developing materials, such as ceramics and polymer compounds that look more like natural teeth. As a result, dentists and patients today have several choices when it comes to selecting materials to repair missing, worn, damaged or decayed teeth.

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Dental Opinions – Twice a Year Dentist Visits

Posted on Monday, Sep. 12th 2022 6:38 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinions – Twice a Year Dentist Visits

Children should see a dentist every six months.

Starting from your child first birthday a child should see a dentist once every six months. Help your child develop a positive attitude about seeing a dentist. Here are some tips that may help you. Try taking your baby with you when you go for your own dental appointments this will let them get used to the dental office and it staffing. When talking about dental visits either to your child or around your child avoid using negative words such as shots, needles and pain or hurt. 

Before your child dental appointment you can Play dentist with him/her. By doing so will help you in a fun way get your child familiarize your child with what takes place during a visit. You may want to ask your dentist how they explain procedures to children. Answer your child questions about dental visits honestly and sensitively as possible. Making sure to keeping it light and up beat.

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Dental Opinions – More Dental Heath Links

Posted on Friday, Sep. 9th 2022 6:22 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinions – More Dental Heath Links

Links to Dental Health Of Diabetes Patients with Heart Disease And Cancer Risk are found.

In a report on oral health awareness in adult patients with diabetes, according to researchers who put out a questionnaire study that was published in the latest issue of the British Dental Journal (BDJ), several individuals who suffer with diabetes are not aware that their oral health is closely connected to their risk of developing other health complications such as heart disease and cance

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Dental Opinions – When to First See A Dentist

Posted on Tuesday, Sep. 6th 2022 6:08 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinions – When to First See A Dentist

The AAPD Recommends bringing your child to the dentist before his or her first birthday.

Caring for your child baby teeth is very important for their oral and over all health care. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a baby should see a dentist on their first birthday. By doing so a dentist will be able to check your child teeth for tooth decay as well as check for any signs of early developmental problems. For new parents it give you a chance to ask the dentist about any questions or concerns you might have about your baby dental care.

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Dental Opinions – Finding the Right Dentist on Any Budget.

Posted on Saturday, Sep. 3rd 2022 5:05 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinions – Finding the Right Dentist on Any Budget.

Regardless of what type of dental insurance plan you may or may not have finding the right dentist is one of the first factors to take into account. More so if you are on a tight budget. Make sure to shop out dentist. You want to compare not only the cost for dental services but compare other factors such as: Location, Staffing, Friendliness, Education, Referrals and even how clean the dental office is. Having low cost dental care does not mean you should not have the best dentist for your dental needs. Finding the right dentist for you may take some time but it is well worth the effort you put forth.

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Dental Opinion – Gene Signature Predicts Oral Cancer Recurrence

Posted on Thursday, Sep. 1st 2022 6:30 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinion – Gene Signature Predicts Oral Cancer Recurrence

Research that was published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Cancer shows that a four-gene signature may accurately predict which patients are at higher risk of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma recurrence. Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma is responsible for nearly a quarter of all head and neck cancers. It is one of the leading causes of cancer death, this was largely due to the failure of current histological procedures in predicting the recurrence of the disease.

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Dental Opinion – Preventive Dental Care is Important for Seniors.

Posted on Tuesday, Aug. 30th 2022 6:24 AM by Dental Plan Review in Dental Help Comments Off on Dental Opinion – Preventive Dental Care is Important for Seniors.

Your teeth and gums age as you do. Even if you take excellent care of your teeth, just by chewing and cleaning will wear them down over time. Faster if you clench or grind your teeth. As you age your teeth can start to look darker due to aging dentin. Older people may have more plaque buildup on their teeth.

Though this is not necessary due to their age then age related physical changes that can make basic dental care like brushing and flossing their teeth harder to do. (Such as people who may have arthritis) Not only are your teeth aging but your gums age too.

Gums will naturally start to recede over time. If your gums recede to where the roots of your teeth are exposed your teeth may become sensitive. As you age your dentist may advise that you to see them more often in order to maintain good preventive health care.

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