You’re likely paying for dental insurance, but are you taking advantage of those benefits? Most dental plans align with the calendar year, which means they will roll over on January 1st and any unused benefits will expire. Here’s everything you need to know about how your dental insurance works and why you should schedule a dentist appointment before your benefits expire.
Kids may not care about much more than what the tooth fairy will bring, but as a parent, you should inform yourself about your children’s baby teeth. Here’s everything you need to know about the purpose of baby teeth, when they should emerge and fall out, and why taking care of them is important.
What’s the Purpose of Baby Teeth?
Fall is just around the corner, meaning that pumpkins are about to flood the stores and our home decor. This year, we recommend including them in your diet as well, as consuming pumpkin is a great way to boost oral health. However, some pumpkin foods are better for you than others, so be sure to do your research before going pumpkin crazy this season.
Those over 65 who still have real teeth experience more tooth decay than their younger peers for a number of reasons. As people age, they become more susceptible to xerostomia (dry mouth), periodontal (gum) disease, and dental caries; and more sensitive to drugs such as analgesics and anesthetics, which are often used in dental treatments.
A common cosmetic procedure, teeth whitening can be done either in a dental office or at home. A walk through any local pharmacy or grocery store can illustrate how many are trying to cash in on the procedure’s popularity, but the choices quickly become overwhelming when looking down the aisle lined with competing products.