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Pros and Cons to using a Water Piks

Apr. 2nd 2018

When thinking about using a water pik instead of flossing here are some good pros and cons to consider. 

Pros: Water piks are effective, and faster to use the flossing. Water Piks come with multiple wands in different  colors. Great for braces,  Flossing with braces can be difficult water piks are often suggested by Orthodontic dentist.  They come with  adjustable water pressure. Cordless water piks are available. Water piks are good for people that may not floss well. Anything that will make you take care of your teeth and gums better is helpful.

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Coping with Dental Anxiety.

Mar. 28th 2018

In prior posts, we talk about the different causes of dental fears and ways to address each one. In the end, regardless of what is causing your dental anxiety and or fears one main way to cope with them is by discussing your fears with your dentist.  Dentist are not mind readers. If you do not talk to them and let them know you have dental fears the need to be address they can not help you with them. When a dentist knows your fears he or she will be better able to work with you to determine the best ways to make you less anxious and more comfortable. If by chance you have a dentist that does not seem to take you or your fears seriously it is time to find a another dentist that will.

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CA Dental Insurance, Dental Anxiety and Embarrassment.

Mar. 26th 2018

Another form and dental anxiety that people can have, is caused by embarrassment of how their teeth may look. This can be a bit of a vicious circle. A person who is too embarrassed to see a dentist do to the way their teeth may look, is not getting the dental care needed to make their teeth look better. In turn, causing their teeth to look worse over time due to lack of dental care. Which in turn can cause even more embarrassment and loss of self-esteem. There are many reason why someone may have bad looking teeth either due to poor dental hygiene habits, medical reasons or medication being taken. Where as personal hygiene habits can be improved, medical conditions or medications that are effecting your dental health may not change. That is why it is even more important to have proper dental care from a dental professional.

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CA Dental Insurance, Dental Anxiety and the Feeling of Helplessness and or Loss of Control.

Mar. 24th 2018

It is common for people with dental fears and anxiety to have feelings of helplessness and loss of control. After all when sitting in a dental chair with your mouth wide open, you are not normally able to see what is going on. A way to help address this fear is good communication with your dentist. Letting your dentist know about your dental fears is important so that they are able to take the time needed in addressing your fears with you. The dentist will be able to tell you what he or she is doing while doing it, so that you are not left feeling like you have no control over what is going on. If you feel like you need a break, just let the dentist know so you can relax a little before continuing.

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California Dental Insurance, Getting Dental Bridges.

Mar. 22nd 2018

When looking into getting dental insurance for dental bridges try to make note of the following:  Whenever possible do not pull out teeth prior to having dental insurance. Once you have teeth pulled it can be hard to find dental insurance that will cover bridge.work. This is because many dental insurance plans have missing teeth clauses. Meaning that if the teeth were missing prior to the plan effective date they wil not cover for a bridge to be put in. Is is very important to know before buying any dental insurance plan. There are dental insurance plans that have waiting periods.  Making you wait a year or more before they offer major dental services.  If you buy a plan without knowing the terms you may find out it does not work for you when the time comes.  If you are not sure, call and ask the company prior to buying the plan.

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California Dental Insurance, Proper Denture Care

Mar. 18th 2018

Dentures even when covered by dental insurance can still be costly so making sure to take proper care of your dentures will help them last longer and safe you money in having to have them replaces sooner then necessary.  You will want to use a soft bristle toothbrush in order to avoid damaging your dentures. You still need to brush your dentures carefully. Make sure you are careful not to damage the surface of your dentures or bend the attachments. You can clean your dentures is by using over the counter denture cleansers available in most food stores.

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California Dental Insurance, Dental Anxiety and Fear of Pain.

Mar. 16th 2018

There are many reasons why a person may have dental anxiety one is the fear of pain. One very common reason why some people avoid going to the dentist is fear of pain. This fear can stem from a past dental experience that was unpleasant and or painful, even by dental pain and horror stories that was told by other people. However thanks to the advancements in dentistry over the past years, most of today’s dental procedures are considerably less painful or even pain free. If you have a fear of pain speak to your dentist ahead of time. So they can take any needed time necessary until you can feel more relaxed with the dental service needed.

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California Dental Insurance, Shopping for Dental Insurance when you have Dental Anxiety

Mar. 12th 2018

If you have dental fears or anxiety know that you are not alone. Between 9% and 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear. When shopping out a dental insurance plan to help save money on your dental care cost, it is important to make sure you are going to have a dentist that knows how to manage dental anxiety under the plan.

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Autistic Children Dental Care and Insurance

Mar. 10th 2018

As suggested in a prior post Pediatric dentist may be a better choice for autistic children. Pediatric dentist are specialist and are often times more equipped to provide dental care services to children with special needs. If you have current dental insurance or looking to buy dental insurance, you will want to make sure it provides benefits for specialist. Many dental insurance plan do but sometimes at a higher cost to you.

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California Dental Insurance, Dental Insurance and Getting a Second Dental Opinion.

Mar. 8th 2018

As stated in a prior post getting a second opinion is advise whenever you feel unsure about a dental treatment plan provided to you by a dentist. However it is also important to know what you need to do in order to make sure you have benefits under your dental insurance plan for a second opinion. If you have a dental PPO plan it may be a little easier to get a second dental opinion since you are not assigned to any one provider.

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Mar. 6th 2018

How a cosmetic dentistry can change your smile.  Cosmetic dentistry can make  subtle changes to major repairs, your cosmetic dentist can perform a variety of dental procedures to improve your smile. There are many techniques and options available to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing.

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California Dental Insurance, How to Reduce the Cost of Having a Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment.

Mar. 4th 2018

Many dental insurance companies do not provide benefits for teeth whitening treatments because it is a type of dental service that is review as cosmetic dental care. Yet you still have another dental plan option in order to reduce the cost of teeth whitening and other cosmetic dental care services. That would be a dental discount plan. Generally dental discount plans will save you around twenty percent off the cost of these types of dental services. In addition discount plans for individuals only cost around $7.00 – $10.00 a month.

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California Dental Insurance, What is Consider Cosmetic Dentistry?

Feb. 28th 2018

Cosmetic Dentistry can be services done by a general dentist like teeth whiting.   Although a general dentist can do teeth whiting treatments dental many dental insurance plans will see it as a cosmetic dental service.  So what is consider cosmetic dentistry by a dental insurance plan will  very and it is important to know when shopping for dental insurance.

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California Dental Insurance, What are Indemnity Dental Plans

Feb. 20th 2018

This type of dental plan pays the individual or family dental office with insurance on a traditional fee-for-service basis which is helpful when deciding to buy coverage for babies, kids, young teens, and especially seniors. A monthly premium is paid by the client and/or the employer to an insurance company, which then reimburses the family or individual dental office with dental insurance for the services rendered. An insurance company usually pays between 50% – 80% of the individual or family dental office fees for a covered procedures; the remaining 20% – 50% is paid by the client.

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Low Income Affordable Dental Insurance Plans in California.

Feb. 14th 2018

Question:  I am currently jobless, I do work odd jobs when I can find them which lately has not been often.  I have bad teeth that I been putting up with for a long time now since I can not afford to have dental care.  However, one of my molars broke and is causing me to have more pain then I normally have. I need to see a dentist but do not have any money.  Where can I go for dental care help? Are there any low income dental plans that I could get that will help me?

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California Dental Insurance, Your Baby First Dental Visit

Feb. 12th 2018

It is best advise that your baby see a dentist when he or she cuts their first tooth. Their first dental visits will normally be educational. This first dental visits for your baby’s teeth, can help establish good at home dental care where parents can learn the tools they will need to help their children remain cavity-free.

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California Dental Insurance, Dental Bridges and Insurance

Feb. 10th 2018

If you do not currently have dental insurance and you need a dental bridge the cost can be a factor. Buying dental insurance to reduce the cost is a good idea. However make sure you are buying the right plan for this need. Normally dental insurance plans such as PPO or Indemnity will have long term waiting periods for dental services such as bridges.

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California Dental Insurance, Affordable Dental Insurance

Feb. 8th 2018

Affordable Dental Insurance health care plans for major dental care

Question: I feel like a rock in a hard place right now.  I have dental insurance that I just got though work but it has a year waiting periods for all the dental services I currently need to get.   I can not afford the dental work without dental insurance picking up some of the cost yet I can not continue not having the dental care for another year.   What can be done?

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California Dental Insurance, Pediatrics Dentist and Dental Insurance

Feb. 6th 2018

Many family/general dentist start seeing children around five or six depending on the child. Some will see younger child if child is able to visit the dentist without much fuss. However a family dental office is not always set up to handle very young children and in that case seeing a pediatric dentist is best advise.

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California Dental Insurance, ADA Codes and Dental Insurance.

Feb. 4th 2018

What is a ADA Code: An ADA code is normally a four digit number that identifies the exact dental service render. These ADA codes are the same for both the dentist and the insurance company. When shopping for dental insurance it is helpful if you already know your ADA codes for the dental services you are looking for. Say you know you need to have a filling, crown, root canal, etc, and you are trying to shop out insurance in order to make your needed dental care more affordable. Since there are many different ADA codes for fillings, crowns and root canals knowing which one you need will let you match up what you need when reviewing different dental insurance plan options. There by letting you pick a plan that can best fit your needs at the lowest cost to you.

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