:DentalPlans’ Dental Information Center provides the knowledge that you need to maintain good oral health, respond appropriately to dental emergencies, obtain affordable dental care and understand your dental treatment options.
Dental Care and Your Health
Gum infections and tooth decay have been linked to many serious health conditions including cardiac disease, bronchial infections, digestive problems, pregnancy complications and rheumatoid arthritis. Dental health issues may have an adverse impact on medical management of conditions such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
Taking good care of your teeth means that you’re taking good care of yourself. Eating a balanced diet, staying hydrated, getting enough exercise and sleep and maintaining a positive outlook helps to keep you – and your teeth – strong. It’s a win-win situation: a healthy smile increases your odds of having a healthy body.
Keeping Your Teeth Healthy
Brushing and flossing are essential for dental health. But even if you have elite skills with a toothbrush and are an absolute master of dental floss … you still need to see your dentist. On your own, you can’t remove the bacterial-laden plaque and tartar which causes gum infections, tooth decay, and – if untreated – tooth loss. Your dentist and dental hygienist will also be able to spot and correct tiny problems before they become big, expensive-to-fix major issues.
Dental Healthcare Articles and Education
We’ve arranged the articles here into the following categories, to make it easy to find the information that you need quickly:
Affordable Care Act
This section provides an in-depth look at dental insurance provided by the ACA. We’ll keep you informed on ACA coverage, costs, accessibility, changes to the law and your evolving options to obtain affordable dental care.
You can find frequently asked questions about dental conditions such as cracked, chipped, broken teeth, sensitive teeth, teething, and basic dental care.