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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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How Do Screens Affect Your Eyes?

By Matt Wilkes | Members, Vision Insurance, Vision Health | No Comments

To say the world has gone digital would be an understatement. From working to shopping, many daily tasks are now performed on computers, smartphones, and tablets. A 2018 study of 2,000 Americans showed that the average person spends nearly seven hours per day looking at a screen1. For those who...

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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 | 1 Comment

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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