Monthly Archives: September 2011

3 Tasty Ways to Get Whiter Teeth, Naturally

Do you go to your dentist for teeth whitening? (Our discount dental plans cover the procedure.) Or do you use strips or trays for whitening at home? If you have sensitive teeth, the chemicals used for removing stains and brightening … Continue reading

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How Often Should You Get Dental X-Rays?

X-rays of the teeth and surrounding tissue show your dentist much more than can be seen with an oral exam. Areas of decay, bone loss, abscesses, changes in root canal areas, even diseases and tumors are more easily and accurately … Continue reading

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Do I Need Mouthwash?

That’s a question you can take a couple of different ways. Unlike the close friend who asks for a “breath check” after lunch, dentists are often asked whether using mouthwash is necessary for healthy teeth and gums. Here are some … Continue reading

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How Medications Can Affect Your Oral Health

Members of our dental plans are likely to know that sugary foods and beverages, along with poor oral hygiene, can have a negative impact on dental health. But it may not be well known that certain medications can also affect … Continue reading

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