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CA Dental – Your Baby’s Dental Care Starts With Mom

Wednesday, Jul. 10th 2019

It is important to understand that a baby’s dental care really starts with his or her mother’s healthy pregnancy, because baby teeth begin to form before birth. If you are pregnant, make sure to eat a balanced, nutritious diet and get an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals as advise by your doctor. Do not avoid your dentist, sadly too many pregnant women do not go to the dentist and seeing a dentist while pregnant is important. Pregnant women have a higher risk of gum disease and therefore should see their dentist to maintain their oral health while pregnant

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California Dental Insurance – Stay Away From Sugary Candy

Saturday, Jul. 6th 2019

Di you know that food texture can create issues for your teeth? Sticky substances seem to find their way in-between your teeth and along your gum line. The bacteria in your mouth interacts with the sugars to weaken your tooth enamel. Therefore avoid such candies as toffee and anything gummy (such as gummy bears) If you do eat this type of treat be extra diligent with your flossing and brushing afterwards.

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CA Dental – Seniors Have and Increase Risk of Gum Disease.

Wednesday, Jul. 3rd 2019

Gum disease/Gingivitis (gum inflammation) 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, Your Teeth and Wine

Sunday, Jun. 30th 2019

Wine may get better with age but did you know it also ages your teeth? With high acidic content wine start to wear down on your teeth’s enamel almost immediately. Wine also stains teeth and can cause dry mouth.

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CA Dental Insurance, Preventing Root Caries Among Seniors.

Friday, Jun. 28th 2019

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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California Dental – Limiting Your Refined Carbohydrates

Tuesday, Jun. 25th 2019

Although it can be hard to avoid flour-based, white starchy foods, for good dental health try limiting your refined carbohydrates. Refined carbohydrates are correlated with increased inflammation, which in turn causes complications like gingivitis.

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CA Dental – Dental Hazard of Drinking Coffee and Tea

Saturday, Jun. 22nd 2019

Although one of America’s favorite morning and afternoon beverages may be coffee and tea, they have compounds called tannins, which can cause unsightly stains and discoloring of your teeth. Therefore to avoid staining your teeth try and limited the amount of coffee and tea drinking throughout the day. If you are going to be drinking coffee and tea do so with a straw to limited contact with your teeth. Avoid slowly drinking these types of drinks, it can be fun to hang out at the local coffee house and babying the one cup of coffee during your hour or more stay but it is not so fun for your teeth.

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CA Dental Insurance, Finding the Best Dental HMOs Plans

Thursday, Jun. 20th 2019

HMO’s insurance plans, also known as “capitation plans,” operate like their medical HMO cousins. This type of dental plan provides a comprehensive dental care to enrolled patients through designated provider office. A Dental Health Maintenance Organization (DHMO) is a common example of a capitation plan. The dentistry provider is paid on a per capita (per person) basis rather than for actual treatment provided. Participating individual and family dentists receive a fixed monthly fee based on the number of patients assigned to the office. In addition to premiums, client co-payments may be required for each visit.

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Pros and Cons to using a Water Piks

Monday, 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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CA Dental Insurance, Green Tea May Be Good For Your Teeth

Friday, Mar. 30th 2018

There have been many benefits linked to drinking green tea. With regards to your teeth, green tea provides a natural source of antioxidant compounds that help to prevent plaque from accumulating on your teeth. There by reducing the risk of dental cavities and bad breath. In addition some green teas also contain fluoride that can further help to prevent tooth decay. You will want to check the label for this before buying.

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Coping with Dental Anxiety.

Wednesday, 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.

Monday, 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.

Saturday, 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.

Thursday, 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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Dental Anxiety and Fear of Injections.

Tuesday, Mar. 20th 2018

Dental fears can keep people from seeing a dentist regularly it is important to understand the different dental fears and address them. One such fear is the fear of injections. There are many people that are terrified of needles and the thought of having one inserted into the mouth is often dreaded. Beyond this fear, other people have a fear that the anesthesia has not yet taken effect or that it was not a large enough dose to eliminate any pain before the dental procedure begins.


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California Dental Insurance, Proper Denture Care

Sunday, 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.

Friday, 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, Missing Teeth and Proper Dental Health Care

Wednesday, Mar. 14th 2018

Did you know if you are missing one or more teeth you may see a difference in your chewing as well as speaking. You may even notice a difference in your face and profile. For many people missing teeth can cause low self esteem. Making them smile and laugh less for fare of people seeing their teeth. Proper dental care can and will help fix your teeth. Bridges will not only fix the gap cause by missing teeth but will restore the shape of your face as well as alleviate the difference in your bite. A dentist could also advise fixed or partial dentures when needed. Bridges and partial will look just like your normal teeth and give you back the smile you want to have. Another option though be it normally a more costly option would be dental implants. Dental implants are artificial teeth that attaches directly to the jaw.


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

Monday, 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

Saturday, 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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