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California Dental Insurance, There is Nothing Good About Bad Oral Habits.

Dec. 10th 2017

We talk a lot about the benefits of having good oral habits and how to go about maintaining proper dental health care habits.  One may not think much about missing a day or two of flossing or going a day here or there with out brushing yet doing so can have a bad effect on your dental health. It does not stop there did you know that eating too many sweets or using your teeth as tools such as opening a bag of chips also can have a negative effect on your teeth.

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California Dental Insurance, Seniors Have and Increase Risk of Gum Disease.

Dec. 4th 2017

Gum disease is can be caused by plaque build up, use of tobacco products, poor fitting bridges partials and dentures, poor diet and certain diseases such as anemia, cancer, and diabetes. However by having good oral hygiene habits and by seeing a dentist regularly you can help to lower the risk of gum disease.

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California Dental Insurance, Preventing Root Caries Among Seniors.

Nov. 30th 2017

In a prior post we talked about how seniors have a greater risk for root caries. Although root caries is the major cause of tooth loss in older adults prevention is still the best solution. If your gums have started to recede you should make sure to take measures to prevent root decay. Some ways of doing this is to avoid sweets since sugar will promote dental plaque causing bacteria found on your roots. Dry mouth is also a factor that can increase your chances of getting root decay. Make sure to treat dry mouth if you have it. By drinking lots of water, sucking on sugar free candy or chewing on sugar free gum are some ways to help relive dry mouth.

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CA Dental Insurance, Our Customer Service Department

Nov. 26th 2017

Dental Insurance – Customer Service Department

Our customer service department is ready to assist you with any questions you may have and help you purchase an employer, family or individual dental insurance plan today.  We provide access to many of the largest, most recognized individual dental insurance networks in the nation.

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CA Dental Insurance, Indemnity Dental Insurance Plans

Nov. 24th 2017

 Indemnity Dental Insurance Plans, Usually Employ An “Open Panel” Of Dentists

Indemnity dental insurance is an insurance package where the policyholder can choose his or her own dentist and the insurance provider will be the one to pay that designated dentist your fees or, usually, around half of them.  Indemnity dental insurance plans have the most flexibility and usually the highest premium.

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CA Dental Insurance, Diminished Sense of Taste in Seniors

Nov. 18th 2017

Diminished sends of tastes can be an issue for some seniors. While advancing age may impair the sense of taste other reasons can include diseases, medications, and dentures.

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CA Dental Insurance, Seniors and Dry Mouth.

Nov. 14th 2017

 Advancing age can effect seniors and their teeth. For some dry mouth can be an issue. Dry mouth is caused by reduced saliva flow. Dry mouth can be the result of cancer treatments, certain diseases, such as Sjögren’s syndrome, lupus and an infection of the salivary glands, anemia, and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as side effects of certain medications.  Aging is also another cause of dry mouth.

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CA Dental Insurance, Getting Over Dental Fears

Nov. 12th 2017

Question: I have not been to the dentist in over three years.  I am very scared about going to the dentist so it keeps me from going even though I have dental insurance though my job.  The last time I went to a dentist he did two filling and it really hurt.  Any advise?

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CA Dental Insurance, Seniors and Darkened Teeth.

Nov. 10th 2017

 Advancing age can effect seniors and their teeth. For some darkened teeth can be an issue. Darkened teeth is caused to some extent by changes in the tooth dentin as well as by a lifetime of consuming stain causing foods and beverages. By seeing a dentist about darkened teeth, the dentist may be able to brighten them up.

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CA Dental Insurance, Seniors Oral and Dental Hygiene

Nov. 8th 2017

Regardless of age daily brushing and flossing is essential in order to keep them in good dental health. Plaque can quickly build up on the teeth of seniors, this is especially true if oral hygiene is neglected and lead to tooth decay as well as gum disease. Some seniors can run a higher risk of poor dental hygiene due to health, medication and age factor limitations. In order for anyone to maintain good oral health it is important to maintain proper dental health care habits.

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CA Dental Insurance, Dental Exam for Seniors and What They Can Expect.

Nov. 6th 2017

If you are a senior going in for dental check up, if you are new patient to the dental office or if you have not been to your dentist in over a year or more expect to conduct a thorough history and dental exam. Questions that may be asked can include:

1) The approximate date of your last dental visit and the reason for the visit.
2) If you notice any recent changes within your mouth
3) If you have notice any loose or sensitive teeth since your last dental visit.
4) If you had any difficulty in tasting, chewing of swallowing
5) If you since your last dental visit notice any pain, discomfort, sores, or bleeding in you mouth
6) If you have notice any lump, bump or swelling in your mouth.
7) The dentist will also go over any health issues that can effect your dental and oral health as well as want to know any medication you are currently on.

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CA Dental Insurance, Seniors Oral and Dental Health Care

Nov. 2nd 2017

A person age is not a dominant or sole factor in determining oral health. Yet for some seniors they may have certain medical conditions, such as arthritis in the hand and fingers that may make brushing and flossing their teeth more difficult to impossible to preform. In addition needed medication for ones health, may and also affect oral health and may cause needed changes in their dental treatment.

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CA Dental Insurance, Benefits for Cosmetic Dental Services.

Oct. 30th 2017

When strictly talking about cosmetic dental care services it can be very difficult to find a dental insurance plans that offer benefits for this type of dental care. Cosmetic riders are sometime found in group dental insurance plans and can be added at an additional cost. However if you do not received dental benefits though your employer then you may want to review dental discount plans as an option to reduce the cost of cosmetic dental services. Under a dental discount plan you can receive 15 to 20 percent off the cost of cosmetic dental services as long as there are dentist in the plans network that provide such services.

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CA Dental Insurance, Slowing Down Tooth Decay

Oct. 16th 2017

Question: I went to the dentist and was told I have a large cavity in my back molar. At the time I was to go back in two weeks to do a full evaluation but it was looking like I would have needed a root canal and crown done.  I did not have it done at the time because I my insurance was not active. Some time has passed since then and now I do not have current insurance for dental.  Is there any way to slow down the tooth decay?

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California Dental Insurance, Know Your Dental Care Needs

Sep. 12th 2017

Think about your dental needs before buying dental insurance.

All to often people do not buy dental insurance until they have larger dental needs that need to be address right away. It is not a good idea to put off buying dental insurance until a larger dental need arises. However, since many people do it is important that you understand your current dental needs in order to buy a plan that will best fit your needs.

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California Dental Insurance, Dental Benefits Regarding Dental Specialist.

Sep. 10th 2017

When shopping for dental insurance it is important to understand the benefits that are available for any specialist. Plans such as HMO plans will normally provide around 20 – 30 percent saving off of their plan specialist after having a referral from the general dentist you are assigned to. Under PPO plans their coverage’s are normally based off of percentage covered up to UCR based on general dentist cost. This important to understand because you have a greater likelihood of having UCR fees when going to a specialist.

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California Dental Insurance, Understanding what Waiting Periods are in Dental Insurance Plans.

Sep. 2nd 2017

Many plans such as PPO’s and Indemnity dental insurance plans have waiting periods. Even some HMO plans come with limited waiting periods. However what are waiting periods how how do they effect you? A waiting period is the number of months a plan member must be enrolled in the plan before certain procedures are covered by the insurance company.

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CA Dental Insurance, Eating After Dental Bonding

Aug. 16th 2017

Question: I just got some dental bonding on five teeth.  However I forgot to ask if it was okay for me to eat anything.   Or if I needed to wait.  If so for how long to I need to waiting after having bonding done? I need to know.

Reply: You can eat, however, you should avoid consuming tea, coffee, red wine, and other beverages and foods that might stain your teeth for at least 48 hours after your procedure. You should also avoid eating especially hard foods for a day, since bonding material needs some time to “set.”

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CA Dental Insurance, At Home Teeth Whitening

Aug. 4th 2017

One of the more convenient ways to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home would be at home teeth whitening kits. Being able to whitening your teeth at home provides you with the flexibility to do whiten your teeth on your own time. At home whiten kits are also less expensive then having it done at the dentist, and as long you use as directed it is safe and effective.

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Supplemental Dental Insurance and Coordination of Benefits

Jul. 26th 2017

In a prior post we talked about what supplemental dental insurance is and how it basically works However, it is important to note that finding a true supplemental dental insurance plan can be very difficult as their are few companies that offer them.

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