1. Beat the New Year’s Odds: Reach Your Resolutions!

    January 29, 2015

    Recharge Your New Year's ResolutionsEvery year on January 1st, a magic motivation fills the air. New Year’s resolutions lead to a path paved with wishes and gold. It’s a chance to wipe the slate clean and start fresh.

    Then why do only 8% of Americans follow through on their New Year’s aspirations? It’s important to set realistic goals and establish a routine. After all, old habits don’t have to die hard! (more…)

  2. Using your Coverage at the Dentist

    January 27, 2015

    Father With Daughter At Reception Of Dentist's SurgeryDo you have a dental visit scheduled for 2015? Kudos on planning ahead!

    Maybe your coverage changed with the New Year, or maybe you’re seeing a new dentist. Either way, plan arriving a little early so you can fill out the office’s paperwork and patient privacy forms.

  3. Preventative Care & Your Dental Plan

    January 22, 2015

    Dentist Demonstrating How To Brush Teeth To Female PatientDo you have dental benefits? If so, preventive dental benefits are likely covered in your plan. Make sure you use them – they’ll keep you smiling long after that trip to the dentist.

    See your dentist regularly.
    Most plans cover dental exams and cleanings every 6 months. This way your dentist can check on your mouth’s health on a routine basis. During this exam, you may also receive X-rays. Typically, an office will start with a full mouth X-ray, recommended once every 3 years. They’ll follow up with bitewing X-rays annually. Check your coverage for specifics on any of these items.

  4. Cheese, the Grill of our Dreams

    January 20, 2015

    National Cheese Lover's DayYes whey — today is National Cheese Lover’s Day! Did you know that there are more than 1,000 types of cheese? This melted gooey goodness pleases your taste buds, tummy AND teeth.

    Your teeth are made mostly of calcium, and without enough in your diet, you risk developing tooth decay and other problems. (more…)

  5. National Soup Month = Souper Smiles

    January 15, 2015

    National Soup Month Makes Souper SmilesJanuary is known for healthy resolutions and new perspectives. Slurp your way to a healthy smile with these tooth-healthy soups. (more…)

  6. Keeping a Clean Toothbrush Routine [INFOGRAPHIC]

    January 13, 2015

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  7. Let Go of Winter Mouth Woes

    January 8, 2015

    Let Go of Winter Mouth WoesThe holidays are over, but the chilly winter weather is still going strong. Sledding, skating and snowmen are among the most enjoyable winter hobbies. While winter can bring grins, the frigid temps tend to trigger mouth problems.

    Much like a snowflake, each person’s set of teeth is unique. Some are sensitive to cold air, while others get dry mouth. If your smile is prone to winter woes, you don’t have to feel like you’re trapped in a snow globe!

  8. Why You Should Use Your 2015 Benefits

    January 6, 2015

    Medical staff portrait setFACT: People with dental coverage are more likely to see the dentist.

    If you have dental benefits, you should be using them! Most plans cover a percentage of your procedures up to a specific dollar amount. You pay the rest.

  9. Dental Definitions Decoded: Annual Maximum

    December 30, 2014

    Business Woman on ComputerMost dental plans have an annual dollar maximum. This doesn’t refer to the most you will pay out of pocket. Instead, this is the maximum dollar amount a dental benefit plan will pay toward the cost of dental care within a specific benefit period (typically January through December). (more…)

  10. 2014’s Top Teeth Moments [INFOGRAPHIC]

    December 26, 2014

    top teeth moments infographic2014 is coming to a close – we’re only a few short days away from the New Year. There were some significant smile-centric stories this year – in popular culture, the dentistry world and everything in between! Before we look ahead to 2015, let’s take a look back at 2014’s Top Teeth Moments. (more…)

  11. The Perfect Mouthwash for a Minty Midnight Mouth

    minty mouth with mouthwashAre you ready to ring in the New Year with a smooch from your sweetie? Routine brushing and flossing are essential to a minty mouth. But if you’re looking for that extra pop of minty freshness, consider a mouthwash. (more…)

  12. Seeing a Specialist 101

    December 18, 2014

    Dentist and assistant in exam room with man in chair smilingAre you anxious your dentist will give you the dreaded referral slip at your next check-up? Well, don’t fear. Your dental benefits work with a specialist too. (more…)