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Dental Visits Decoded: Cleanings

Having a dental professional clean your teeth helps remove tartar and stains that you can’t remove on your own. If it’s been awhile since you’ve found yourself in a dental chair, here’s what you can expect when you go in for a cleaning. Tartar forms when plaque is left on teeth long enough that it […]

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Got Dental Insurance? Use Your Preventive Benefits

When it comes to the health of your teeth and gums, preventive dental care is key. Brushing and flossing help to remove plaque from teeth and a healthy diet keeps your whole body—including your teeth and gums—in good shape. But it’s the routine dental exams and regular cleanings that help to reduce the likelihood you’ll […]

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Preventive Oral Health Protects Your Teeth & Your Pocketbook

Although it is common knowledge that dentists recommend a professional cleaning twice a year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that less than two-thirds of adults go to the dentist once a year. The primary reason people delay dental visits? According to a 2012 Consumer Reports survey, the cost of care tops the list. […]

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