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What's a Missing Tooth Clause?

By Matt Wilkes | Dental Insurance, Brokers, Dental Benefits, Members, Employers | No Comments

Whether you’re an HR professional shopping for dental coverage or a broker preparing clients for open enrollment, it’s important to have a strong understanding of the available plans. Nearly all plans have limitations, and learning more about them can help you make the best decision for your...

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What Is Bruxism? Your Guide to Teeth Grinding

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | No Comments

Do you notice yourself clenching your teeth when feeling stressed out? Do you often wake up with a sore jaw and aren’t sure why? You may have a dental condition known as bruxism, or tooth grinding. Many people deal with tooth grinding, especially at night — one study found that 8% of...

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3 Tips for Choosing a Dental Benefits Plan

By Matt Wilkes | Dental Insurance, Dental Benefits, Members | No Comments

Visiting the dentist regularly is crucial to keeping your mouth healthy and your teeth shining brightly. But those visits can get pricey on their own. Fortunately, many employers offer dental benefits that can alleviate the financial burden of oral care. If your company’s open enrollment is...

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Why Dental Benefits Are Important for College Students

By Matt Wilkes | Dental Insurance, Dental Benefits, Members, Dental Health | No Comments

Going to college brings about many new challenges, whether it’s adjusting to a studying routine, an unfamiliar city, or newfound independence. On top of that, many students have to learn how to manage finances, too. From tuition and books to groceries, college has many expenses that you probably...

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What Is a Root Canal? An Overview of the Procedure

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | No Comments

When you have a cavity, a filling is often the treatment recommended by your dentist. Not all cavities are created equal, however. For severe decay, your dentist may need to perform a root canal procedure to save the tooth. Root canal treatment may also be necessary for a tooth that is severely...

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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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MAC vs. UCR Dental Plans: What's the Difference?

By Matt Wilkes | Dental Insurance, Brokers, Dental Benefits, Members, Employers | No Comments

You go to schedule an appointment with your dentist only to find out they’re not in-network with Beam. What now? Don’t stress — you can still visit your provider of choice! While staying in-network is often the most cost-effective option, you can still affordably visit an out-of-network dentist....

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Why Preventative Dental Care Is Crucial During Quarantine

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | 2 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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