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Consumer Reports

By | 2017-05-25T19:07:37+00:00 May 25th, 2017|News|

For many people, doling out the cash to get a toothache treated can hurt almost as much as the tooth itself. That’s because about 40 percent of Americans lack dental insurance, and most who have a dental plan lose that coverage once they retire. But ignoring dental problems or skipping preventive care can harm you. [...]


By | 2017-05-25T19:05:26+00:00 May 25th, 2017|News|

For those crossing into retirement, a cutoff from dental benefits can be a rude awakening. While many employers provide employees with insurance that covers dental costs, that coverage often comes to an abrupt end when an employee retires. Medicare doesn’t cover most routine dental services. Some Medicare Advantage plans provide limited dental benefits, but costs [...]

Oral Health and a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

By | 2017-05-25T18:43:32+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Press Release|

May is Older Americans Month, a nationwide celebration of Americans aged 65 and older. This year's theme, "Age Out Loud," encourages older adults to speak up about trends and issues that affect their lives. For many, the conversation revolves around Medicare and the need for accessible, affordable dental care. "Medicare does not cover dental care [...]

What Should You Do If You Get A Tick Bite?

By | 2017-05-25T15:29:17+00:00 May 25th, 2017|blog|

Tick and Lyme disease season has arrived, and scientists are saying that this year it could be worse than ever. A bumper crop of acorns in 2015 led to a a population boom of white-footed mice in 2016, which could make 2017 the Year of the Tick. The mice love nibbling acorns, and disease-causing ticks [...]

Fake News: Picking Your Nose To Save Your Teeth

By | 2017-05-25T15:29:55+00:00 May 25th, 2017|blog|

You may have seen the story: some media outlets are advising people that the best way to prevent cavities is to pick your nose and then eat it. Yes, really. The reports indicate that the advice is based on a new medical study. Don’t do it. The study in question was published in 2015. It [...]

Happy Root Canal Awareness Week!

By | 2017-05-25T15:30:28+00:00 May 25th, 2017|blog|

Root canals get no respect. People seem to dread this treatment more than any other dental service. And no matter how often dentists tell us that root canals relieve pain, by clearing up a dental infection, somehow the information just isn’t getting through. Thankfully, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) is stubborn. They’ve been patiently [...]