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Baby Dental – Does your family dental plan allow referrals to specialists?

Friday, Jan. 27th 2023 6:30 AM

It is important to know if your current dental insurance plan provide coverages for specialist.  Adults may only need to see a specialist rarely, however for younger children many need to see a Pediatric dentist until at least the age of six, s Not all dental insurance plans cover the cost for dental specialists.  There are times when a dental services such as root canal or tooth extraction requires a specialist.  In such cases does the plan offer coverages to specialist? If so what are the coverages for specialist?  In many cases coverages are reduce when seeing a specialist so this is important to know and understand before buying a dental plan

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Baby Dental – Dental Erosion

Tuesday, Jan. 24th 2023 6:02 AM

Acids found in common foods:      Soft drinks – phosphoric acid     Fruit and fruit products – citric and malic acids   Fermented products (yogurt) – lactic acid   Grapes and wines – tartaric acid

When acidic food or drink is consumed the enamel will soften for a short amount of time. Typically, saliva slowly helps to restore the natural balance of the acid in the mouth. If foods high in acid are consumed on an excessive basis, the mouth can’t repair itself and there is a greater chance for dental erosion

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Baby Dental – Limit Your Exposure to Pickles, Lemons and Soft Drinks.

Saturday, Jan. 21st 2023 6:00 AM

Frequently consuming foods with a low pH value, such as soft drinks, fruit juices, pickles, fresh fruit and yogurt can lead to irreversible dental erosion, according to a report in the January/February 2005 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry’s (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal. Dental erosion is the breakdown of tooth structure caused by the effect of acid on the teeth. Dental enamel is the thin, outer layer of hard tissue that helps maintain the tooth’s structure and shape while protecting it from decay.

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Baby Dental – Dairy Does the Mouth Good

Wednesday, Jan. 18th 2023 6:57 AM

Good Consuming dairy products is vital to maintaining good overall health, and it’s especially important to bone health. But there has been little research about how dairy products affect oral health in particular. However, according to a new study published in the May/June 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), consuming cheese and other dairy products may help protect teeth against cavities.

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Baby Dental – Does your family dental plan aloud Secondary Benefits.

Wednesday, Jan. 18th 2023 6:17 AM

In today’s economy many people are looking two have dual coverages, having two dental plans to help meet their family dental needs.   Not all dental plans however, offer dual benefits. So when searching for a secondary dental plan make sure both plans allows for coordination of benefits.  Also make sure you are seeing a dental provider that is willing to process dual plans before buying two dental plans.

 

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Baby Dental – Preventive Dental Care Prevention

Sunday, Jan. 15th 2023 6:56 AM

The dental hygienist may offer instructions for oral care at home based on the results of the oral exam provided. He or she may demonstrate how to brush and floss properly. Sometimes, the hygienist will teach you to use a disclosing agent to test your brushing ability.

Some experts recommend using a disclosing agent only at the dentist’s office, and only if the hygienist is prepared to polish any remaining red color off the teeth afterward. Other dental experts, however, believe that disclosing agents are a useful tool for improving oral hygiene practices. They recommend that some patients use them at home.

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Baby Dental – Dental Polishing

Thursday, Jan. 12th 2023 6:53 AM

After the calculus is removed, the crowns of your teeth (the parts that show) may be polished to remove plaque and surface stains. Typically, but not always, an abrasive substance is applied to the teeth with a small rotating rubber cup or brush. This helps to scrub away stains. The polishing substance will feel gritty in your mouth. You will be given chances to rins

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Baby Dental – Dental Cleanings 

Monday, Jan. 9th 2023 6:42 AM

The purpose of a professional dental cleaning is to remove the hard calculus (also called tartar) from above and just below the gum line. Brushing and flossing at home removes plaque. Only dental instruments can remove calculus. Some dental hygienists use ultrasonic instruments to blast away the larger chunks of tartar. They follow up with hand instruments to thoroughly clean the teeth. Other hygienists use only hand instruments.

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Baby Dental – Occlusion

Friday, Jan. 6th 2023 6:39 AM

Your dentist may check how well your teeth fit together by examining your bite. First, you will be asked to bite naturally. If the teeth don’t seem to fit together properly, your dentist may have you bite down on special wax or paper. Your teeth make an impression in the wax that can help show how your teeth meet. The paper makes temporary marks on your teeth that show where your teeth come together.

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Baby Dental – Soft Tissue.

Monday, Jan. 2nd 2023 6:37 AM

The soft tissues of the mouth include the tongue, the inside of the lips and cheeks, and the floor and roof of the mouth. Your dentist will normally check for spots, cuts, swellings, growths or other abnormal areas.

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