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

Jan. 27th 2023

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 – Does your family dental plan aloud Secondary Benefits.

Jan. 18th 2023

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 – Dental Polishing

Jan. 12th 2023

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 – Buying a Low cost dental insurance plan for children.

Dec. 18th 2022

Question: I am wanting to buy a low cost dental insurance plan for my family.  I have my wife and two boys that do need some dental work. I am self employed so I do not received dental benefits from a job and I can not seem to find a low cost dental insurance plan for my family.

Answer: If your family is currently seeing a dentist that you wish to stay with, then you may want to call the dental office up to find out what types of dental insurance plans they are a provider of.

Otherwise I suggest looking for either a HMO dental Insurance or a dental discount plan. Both offer very low monthly cost and will help you with your dental needs.

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Baby Dental – An Increase in Dental Cavities.

Dec. 15th 2022

According to a new study it suggest there is a increase of tooth decay in young children. Even with the beneficial effects of fluoride and increased dental care, the study suggests that the increased use of sugary drinks and food in young children may be the cause of the increase of tooth decay.

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Baby Dental – Snoring Effecting Your Relationship?

Dec. 6th 2022

Snoring and Sleep Apnea can effect your personal life as well as your overall health care.  According to a report done by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). An estimated 40% of adult men and 24% of adult women suffer from habitual snoring,  In addition, the AADSM has found that 50% of snorers have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  Sleep Apnea is a dangerous, life threatening disorder that affects nearly 20 million Americans.  In addition 75% of people with TMD/TMJ have sleep apnea and 52% of sleep apnea sufferers have signs and symptoms of TMD.

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Baby Dental – Consequences of Eating Fast Food.

Dec. 3rd 2022

Having fast food once in a while is not  really an issue per say, the problem comes to children that life revolves around Fast Food.  Daily eating habits are important to not only your teeth but your overall health care.

Eating too much fast food can result in obesity, diabetes and problems related to the heart.  Studies have shown that obesity and diabetes can cause larger dental issues with teeth and gums.  Bad teeth and gums in turn can also cause heart problems.

For young children still growing fast food normally lacks nutritional value and does not have enough calcium. Lack of calcium can cause harmful effects on new teeth coming in which could be unhealthy and lack strength.

This is not to say have no fast food but to balance out your children diet and make sure proper dental hygiene is being followed

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Baby Dental – When Should I add my Baby to my Dental Insurance

Nov. 21st 2022

Question: I had a baby girl back in September 12th of last year. I added her to my health insurance policy that I receive though work. I had to buy my own dental insurance plan since dental is not part of my benefits. I am not really sure if it is nessary to pay the additional cost to add my daughter to my dental insurance at this time.  At what age should I add my daughter to my dental insurance plan?

Answer:  A child should see a dentist as soon as the first tooth starts to come in. That can be around six to twelve months. By adding her on to your dental insurance plan now, it will give you time to find a good pediatric dentist.   Something else to keep in mind. Once her baby teeth erupt they are at risk for tooth decay. So the sooner she see a pediatric dentist the better.

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Baby Dental – How your tongue can cause bad breath.

Oct. 29th 2022

When thinking about  dental hygiene we would normally include brushing our teeth twice a day and flossing daily.  However the tongue often gets over looked, even though it is a source of bacteria that can cause bad breath. When brushing your teeth gently brush your tongue and use a mouthwash that kills germs this will help keep your tongue clean as well as your breath fresh. Teach your kids this additional dental care habit as well in order for them to not only have fresh breath but to maintain healthy teeth and gums

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Baby Dental, Insurance That Provides Benefits for Dental Surgery.

Oct. 26th 2022

Question:  I am searching for dental insurance plan that provides benefits for dental surgery without having long waiting periods.  My son needs to have his wisdom teeth pull.  He is 18  and two of the four wisdom teeth are starting to hurt him but he does not have dental insurance currently.  I been looking around for a plan to get him, however all the plans I have reviewed will make him wait a year of more before they offer benefits on oral surgery.  Where can I find a dental insurance plan that will help him right away.

Answer:  You have two options:  The first one would be getting a dental discount plan.  Even though a dental discount plan is not insurance it will save you 20 percent off the cost of any specialist in the plan including oral surgeons.   You son can buy a dental discount plan and in most cases see a dentist with in the next business day of buying the dental discount plan.   There are no waiting periods for any dental services under a dental discount plan.

The second option would be a dental HMO insurance plan.  Under most dental HMO insurance plans there are also no waiting periods for dental services.  However you do need go the the general dentist you pick under the plan and get refer out to a specialist.  Like a dental discount plan you have to choose a dentist that is a provider of the plan you pick.

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