dental-health

What to Expect When You Get a Tooth Filling

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | No Comments

If you were just diagnosed with a cavity for the first time, you’re hardly alone. The CDC estimates that over 90% of American adults experience tooth decay, with 80% of people having one by the time they’re 34 years old1. Your dentist may recommend an amalgam or composite filling to restore the...

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Why Preventative Dental Care Is Crucial During Quarantine

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | No Comments

Beam is a huge proponent of preventative dental care. It’s why we send Beam Perks to our members, providing them tools that help them maintain bright smiles. Taking a proactive approach to your dental health by brushing and flossing can stave off problems such as cavities and gum disease....

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Diet & Dental Health: How They Interact & Healthy Habits to Form

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | No Comments

You probably know that what you eat affects everything from energy levels to heart health. It’s likely no surprise, then, that your diet also impacts dental health. Too many sugary foods, for example, can cause cavities. Diet is important in any situation, of course, but it’s become especially...

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Brush Up On Your Dental Health With a Crossword Puzzle!

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health, Games | No Comments

Looking for a fun way to pass the time during quarantine? Trying to teach your kids about their dental health? Fill out our dental-themed crossword puzzle below!

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What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | 1 Comment

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, dental offices have been among the many businesses impacted. While some have temporarily closed, many are still seeing patients for emergencies only. You can probably guess that a tooth stain doesn’t constitute a dental emergency, but what does warrant calling...

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Amalgam vs. Composite Fillings: Which Is Right for You?

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | No Comments

Nobody wants to have a cavity. But when you’re proactive about getting treatment after noticing signs of tooth decay, there are effective options for treating it! Fillings are the treatment of choice for most small- to medium-sized cavities. They can restore a tooth’s normal function, strength,...

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5 Potential Signs You Have a Cavity

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | No Comments

Over 80% of Americans have at least one cavity by the time they turn 34 years old1. If that statistic sounds alarming, you can take some solace in knowing that tooth decay is avoidable with preventative dental care. It’s also very treatable with early identification and diagnosis. However, many...

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What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

By Matt Wilkes | Dental Health | No Comments

You’ve heard the standard recommendation before: visit the dentist two times a year for routine exams and cleanings. But if you’re someone who hasn’t seen a dentist in a long time — whether due to your schedule, dental anxiety, cost, or another reason — you may wonder what to expect before...

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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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What Is Dental Anxiety & How Can You Manage It?

By Matt Wilkes | Dental Health | 2 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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