5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Toothbrush

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | No Comments

Your toothbrush helps you take care of your teeth by removing harmful, cavity-causing plaque. But your brush needs proper care, too, to do its job effectively. Maintaining your brush will maximize how much bacteria it can remove — and prevent bacteria from getting back into your mouth. The...

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Why Your Company Should Offer Vision Benefits

By Matt Wilkes | vision insurance, Employers | No Comments

More and more companies across the United States are offering healthcare benefits. A 2019 survey showed well over half of companies offer health insurance, and nearly all firms with 200 or more employees provide it. Among the surveyed companies that offer healthcare, 60% provide dental. The...

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What Is Dental Anxiety & How Can You Manage It?

By Matt Wilkes | Dental Health | No Comments

If visiting the dentist makes you nervous and uncomfortable, you’re not alone. One study found that 58.8% of participants had some level of dental anxiety1. And it’s believed that between 9% and 15% of Americans put off going to the dentist2 because of it.

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Beam Partners With Employee Navigator to Simplify Benefits Management

By Matt Wilkes | Beam News, employee benefits, dental benefits | No Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb. 3, 2020) — Beam Dental, an emerging leader in dental benefits, has announced a new partnership with Employee Navigator, an all-in-one benefits, human resources, and compliance software provider for brokers, carriers, and HR professionals.

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Pop Quiz! How Much Do You Know About Dental Health?

By Matt Wilkes | Dental Health | No Comments

The rest of the body often gets more attention, but your dental health is just as important! Not only does it affect your appearance, but it also has a whole-body impact. Practicing the right habits can help you maintain a healthy smile, avoid issues such as gum disease and cavities, and...

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New to Dental Benefits? Here's Your Glossary of Common Terminology

By Matt Wilkes | dental insurance, dental benefits, Members | No Comments

When you’re new to dental benefits, you’ll likely get a lot of new and unfamiliar terminology thrown your way. It may seem like a complex, overwhelming amount of information right now, but don’t worry — it’s not as complicated as it appears.

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How to Find the Right Dentist for You

By Matt Wilkes | dentist, dental benefits, Members | No Comments

It’s a new year, and that means many people have made resolutions to take better care of their health. Perhaps you’re one of them! Whether you have just switched dental benefits providers or you’re ready to get a checkup for the first time in a while, the first step is finding a dentist. 

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The Ins & Outs of Preventative Dental Care

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | No Comments

Prevention is the best medicine. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You’ve heard the cliches before, and they’re repeated often for a reason. Preventative care is crucial for everyone to follow — especially when it involves dental health.

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Why You Should Use Your Dental Benefits Before Year-End

By Matt Wilkes | dental insurance, dental benefits, Members | No Comments

When you’re filling out your calendar around the holidays, don’t forget to make room for an appointment with your dentist between all those holiday gatherings.

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4 Common Life Changes That Require Re-evaluating Dental Benefits

By Matt Wilkes | dental benefits, Members, open enrollment | No Comments

Between finishing work projects and holiday shopping, it’s a busy time of year for many people. That can make it easy to overlook open enrollment and simply roll your dental benefits over to next year or pick a plan without much thought. However, picking the best option takes more than a couple...

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