Monthly Archives: July 2013

Health Partners use Tax Surplus to Purchase Electric Toothbrushes

A Bloomington Minnesota based company failed to follow federal for spending taxpayer dollars when it used a surplus to purchase unnecessary  electric toothbrushes for every enrolled in a Minnesota-created health plan for low-income seniors, according to federal regulators who had approved the purchase at the time. The Centers for Medicare … Read More

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Choosing the Best Dentist for Your Children

When you want the best for your children, even narrowing down the right dentist can prove difficult. What qualities should you look for in receiving the most comprehensive care possible? Creating a checklist can provide you with some direction. Testimonials and recommendations can go a long way. Start by asking … Read More

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How to Keep Your Cat’s Teeth Clean

There are many ways to keep your cat’s teeth clean, which helps protect them from diseases or costly sedated cleanings.  While cats aren’t always the most receptive to people prodding at their mouths, establishing a routine can help them get used to it, so a new healthy habit can form. … Read More

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Obamacare will Affect Dental Insurance

While more Americans will likely gain access to medical care when the law goes into effect next year, however, the number of people who can afford a visit to the dentist may decrease, industry officials say. The health reform law requires that consumer buy a health care plan that covers … Read More

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New Study Suggests Dairy Helps Prevent Cavities

There’s good news for all you cheese and dairy lovers; a recent study suggests consuming these calcium rich products may actually help maintain good oral health and ward off cavities. It’s common knowledge that certain dairy products including milk and yogurt can fortify the bones in your body, yet that … Read More

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How Do I Know if I have Gum Disease?

What is gum disease? Are gingivitis and periodontitis the same thing? What do I do now? These are common questions people who are concerned about the state of their oral health.  Although rare in younger people, gum disease is a rampant problem in adults. If you are concerned, you may … Read More

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What Can You Expect When You Get a Cavity Filled?

So you have a cavity, or at least the beginnings of one and you were told to come back at another time to get the cavity filled. If this is your first time, it can seem a bit daunting: the drill noise, the procedure, the pain—but getting a cavity filled … Read More

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The Untold Healing Power of the Toothbrush: Powerful Disaster Relief Aid

When a devastating natural disaster strikes your hometown, the very least of your concerns is understandably an accessible toothbrush. Yet it may surprise you to learn that during the subsequent relief efforts, something as trivial as a toothbrush is nearly impossible to come by. What’s the significance of having a … Read More

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Myths About Root Canals

The dreaded root canal: something people fear when they walk into the dentist, it conjures up images of a nightmarish dentist drilling away at their tooth. If you were living a hundred years ago, those fears might still be pretty rational, but advancements in dental technology have come a long … Read More

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