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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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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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Enjoy Treats Without the Tricks: How to Prevent Cavities This Halloween

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | No Comments

Halloween is quickly approaching, and the signs are everywhere you look. Pumpkins and spooky decorations adorn porches in every neighborhood, candy and costumes sit on display in every store, and kids everywhere are looking forward to trick-or-treating as their favorite monster or movie...

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4 Tips for Reducing the Risk of Gum Disease

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | No Comments

Nearly half of American adults have gum disease, and the condition causes more problems than swelling, bleeding, and bad breath. It also has links to heart disease. Fortunately, there are many ways you can combat it. Prevention starts with establishing a strong dental care routine: brushing and...

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Exploring the Connection Between Gum & Heart Health

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | No Comments

Dental health affects more than just appearance. While dentists encourage patients to brush and floss their teeth to achieve bright, white smiles, these daily habits have far-reaching effects on the body. Most notably, keeping teeth and gums clean could potentially go a long way toward...

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The (Almost) Beginner’s Guide to Group Dental Insurance

By Chris Prochak | dental benefits, Members, Employers | 2 Comments

Are you completely new to dental insurance? Are you clueless about the difference between prosthodontics and periodontics? If that’s the case, I’d recommend you visit the previous three parts on dental benefits basics, which you can find here:

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