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Denture Cleaning Basics: The Truth About Caring for False Teeth

Posted by :DentalPlans

Sep 22, 2014 10:38:38 AM



If you or someone you love is among the millions of seniors who wear dentures, you know their benefits. Chewing and talking are very much facilitated, and then there’s the confidence that comes with maintaining a great smile.


But not unlike teens with orthodontia, denture wearers also have two big responsibilities:


  1.      They need to keep their fragile apparatus clean, fresh, protected, and stain-free;


  1.      They need to maintain their dentures’ integrity and safety, by making regular trips to the dentist.


Here are :DentalPlans’ tips for managing both tasks…

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Topics: :DentalPlans, ACA

Update On Giancarlo Stanton: I Was Lucky

Posted by :DentalPlans

Sep 19, 2014 2:59:40 PM



Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is recovering from taking a fastball to the face last week.


:DentalPlans is based in South Florida, and we’re all devoted Marlins fans. So we’re especially sad to report that Stanton’s season has ended 12 games earlier than we all hoped it would, due to facial fractures and dental damage sustained from Milwaukee Brewers Mike Fiers' 88 mph fastball .


Stanton told a reporter from the Associated Press that he’s healing much faster than he’d expected to, and now just needs to “get the grill fixed” – in reference to the five teeth he now needs to get fixed or replaced.

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Topics: Dental Care, :DentalPlans

And The Winner Is...

Posted by :DentalPlans

Sep 18, 2014 5:26:00 PM



And The Winner Is….


Virginia Brady worked hard for her beautiful smile.


By the time she hit her mid-20s, she’d finally saved enough to afford to get the braces that she’d needed for years. After her orthodontia was done, Virginia felt and looked great. She really enjoyed her new smile.


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The Dangers of Self-Diagnosing Dental Issues

Posted by :DentalPlans

Sep 17, 2014 9:41:00 AM




Consider this hypothetical situation…

A 25-year-old adult is suffering from a sudden onset of mouth pain. He is swamped at work, doesn’t have dental insurance, and his money is especially tight right now. Desperate, he turns to the internet to try and figure out what’s wrong. He searches his symptoms and learns that one of the medications he’s on is commonly associated with toothaches. “Aha,” he thinks. “I’ll stop taking it and see if the pain goes away.”


For so many reasons, this is dangerous. This young man most likely needs his medication, and it may or may not have anything to do with his discomfort. It could be decay ranging from a cavity to a root issue; a wisdom tooth erupting; gum disease; the result of an accident or clenching his teeth at night. It could be nothing, or one of dozens of other things.

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Topics: Dental Care, :DentalPlans

Chip off the ol' ...tooth? Yikes! Now what?

Posted by :DentalPlans

Sep 15, 2014 10:34:43 AM



Just because you know something happens to people “all the time,” doesn’t make it any easier to bear when it happens to you. So while we’re telling you that chipping a tooth is a very common dental injury—the most common, in fact, of all dental injuries--you’re still going to be caught a bit off guard if and when it happens to you or someone you love.


Like many things, though, being armed with a bit of knowledge can keep you in control. So keep reading, and save this article.


“My teeth are strong…how did this happen?”

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Topics: Dental Care, :DentalPlans

Miami Marlins MVP injured from Brewers fastball

Posted by :DentalPlans

Sep 12, 2014 12:03:00 PM

Miami Marlins MVP Injured


Our very best wishes for a speedy recovery to our own Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who is recovering after being hit in the face by an 88-mph fastball from Brewers starter Mike Fiers in Thursday’s game.


(:DentalPlans is based in South Florida, and we’re all devoted Marlins fans.)

Stanton, a top candidate for the NL MVP award, suffered multiple facial fractures, dental damage and a laceration requiring stitches, according to a tweet early this morning from the Marlins.

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Root Canals and Wisdom-Teeth Extractions Explained (and Made More Affordable)

Posted by :DentalPlans

Sep 9, 2014 5:23:00 PM



Let’s paint a picture… You’re sitting in the dentist chair getting a routine cleaning and your dentist says:


“You’re going to need a root canal”


I need to extract your wisdom teeth.”


If hearing that immediately sent chills down your spine, you’re not alone. Both procedures have long-standing reputations of being painful and expensive. 

However, knowing what to expect and what financial assistance is available can help ease the blow.

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Topics: :DentalPlans, ACA

How to Prevent and Heal Tooth Decay: Your Guide to the Basics

Posted by :DentalPlans

Sep 8, 2014 12:20:22 PM



Of course you use your teeth to eat…but did you know that something’s also been eating your teeth? 

It’s true and it’s called tooth decay: A basic eating away of your teeth’s enamel, or outer layer. Want to know what causes it…and what you can do to prevent or stop the damage? 

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Topics: Dental Care, :DentalPlans

An Eye for an Eye...A Tooth for a Tooth.

Posted by :DentalPlans

Sep 8, 2014 9:45:41 AM



At :DentalPlans, we take your eye care as seriously as your dental care!


“An eye for an eye…a tooth for a tooth” may be a biblical saying about “getting even.” But to us, here at :DentalPlans, it means something else: That we take your eye health (and our vision savings plans, available with or without your membership to one of our dental plans) very seriously.

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Topics: :DentalPlans, Eye Care

Bracing Yourself for the Cost of Braces? Save Big With :DentalPlans

Posted by :DentalPlans

Aug 18, 2014 10:51:29 AM



Let us give it to you “straight.”


There are lots of ongoing expenses when it comes to raising children…and a handful of really big ones: Saving for college, throwing a wedding, buying computers, and maybe even a car.


And then there’s the one we all hope we can skip; that is, if genetics cooperate. We’re talking of course about “braces,” sure to add up to thousands of dollars in orthodontist’s bills during our children’s pre-teen through teenage years.

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Topics: Dental Care, Braces

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