Tooth decay, which causes dental caries (or cavities), is a common yet chronic disease that causes pain and disability in more than 6 billion people worldwide—adults and children alike. Decay occurs when the bacteria (often caused by the build-up of plaque) produce acid that eats away at the tooth. If left untreated, decay can lead [...]
Want whiter, healthier teeth? You’re in luck – there are many at-home and in-office remedies that you can try to enhance your smile!
One way to naturally whiten your teeth is with a banana peel! Rub the inside of the banana peel on your top teeth for one minute and then [...]
The fall sports season is in full swing – are your children’s teeth protected? Kids and teens love soccer, football, hockey, basketball, and baseball, but their teeth are at risk when they play these high impact sports. What are the best ways to keep their winning smiles intact while enjoying these popular hobbies?
The most [...]
Around this time every year, people who haven’t used all of the money set aside in their yearly Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) are scrambling to figure out how to maximize these funds before the end of the year.
FSAs are popular benefits provided by employers that allow workers to set aside money to [...]
Do you consider yourself a small business owner? Small businesses often struggle to afford sufficient health and dental benefits for their employees. The Affordable Care Act, which comes into full effect this year, includes an employer mandate, which means that any business with more than 50 employees needs to provide healthcare to their employees by [...]
Halloween is one of everyone’s favorite holidays, especially children, but with the fun, treats, and costumes come some perils for your teeth.
Harmful bacteria thrive when exposed to sugar, increasing the speed and prevalence of tooth decay, and dental visits often increase the week following Halloween due to aggravated toothaches and cavities.
Did you [...]
Senior citizens face unique challenges when it comes to maintaining healthy teeth as they age. Not only do seniors often require advanced (and pricey) procedures, they often do not possess extensive dental insurance to help cover the costs of complete dental care in their retirement. Healthy teeth are linked to increased life expectancy, so it [...]
The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 ushered in a whole new era of health care coverage, availability, and with it, complexity. While a greater number of Americans will have access to essential medical coverage in the coming years, dental coverage under the ACA can be complicated or non-existent. [...]
Being a kid is fun! And more often than not, childhood is filled with a plethora of tasty treats that are sugary and delicious. But all this can lead to less-than-fun results for their teeth. Overindulgence on these sugary snacks and drinks can lead to tooth decay, cavities or gum disease in your [...]
The United States has higher costs of healthcare when compared to most other developed nations; however, these prices are not necessarily linked to quality care. With the current structure of U.S. healthcare pricing today, patients have little access to information about medical prices—or quality—prior to undergoing a procedure. And unfortunately, preliminarily obtaining this information is [...]