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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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How Staying In-Network With Beam Helps You Save Money

By Matt Wilkes | Dental Insurance, Dental Benefits, Members | 2 Comments

When you schedule an appointment with your dental provider, one of your first questions will probably be: “How much will it cost?” We get it, and we’re here to help you understand your dental benefits a little bit better.

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5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Toothbrush

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Dental Health | 2 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

Whether you have just switched benefits or you’re ready to get a dental cleaning for the first time in a while, the first step is finding a dentist. Although sorting through the list of dentists in your area may seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be. If you're wondering how to find a dentist who...

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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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