Oral Health and School Performance

There have been a number of improvements in oral health over the last 100 years. However, oral health in America is still a major issue. Today, researchers are working to improve the situation. The topic of oral health and school […]

How to get dental insurance once you reach age 65

Today’s seniors have more teeth than at any other time in history – and they intend to keep them. If you’re approaching retirement age, this article will show you why and how to get dental insurance once you reach age […]

The Importance of Oral Health in Cancer Prevention

Finnish researchers have found that the bacteria that cause periodontitis also play a role in the development of oral and other types of cancer. The findings highlight the importance of oral health in cancer prevention. Much evidence has been found […]

What are Association Health Plans (AHPs)?

Association Health Plans (AHPs) are one type of benefit plan for employees. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), AHPs are group health plans that employer groups or associations may offer to their members. For example, some members of […]

Treating Dental Pain

Non-opioid drugs such as Ibuprofen, taken alone or with acetaminophen, are better at treating dental pain than opioids. This was the finding of a recent review of over 460 scientific studies. It’s important news for dental and health-care providers working […]

The Oral Health Effect

Confidence. We all know about the importance of self-confidence. It can help support our personal relationships. It can lead to career achievements. And it is a key ingredient in attaining success. Without it, however, great things seldom happen. But where […]

Your Child’s First Dentist Visit

When is the right time to take children for their first dentist visit? Many parents still believe children should wait until age four or older to have their first dentist visit. However, children should really see the dentist much earlier. […]

Dental Homes Help Prevent Early Childhood Caries, Promote Lifelong Oral Health

The concept of “dental homes” is fairly new. The idea has been around for less than 20 years. Briefly, a dental home is “a place where children can receive consistent, comprehensive, compassionate dental care.” That definition comes from the American […]

Action for Dental Health Act of 2017

When representatives work together, their efforts rarely make the headlines. Therefore, you may have missed the fact that, earlier this year, they did just that. How? In a show of bipartisan support, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Action […]

Summer Dental Exams and Cleanings

Here comes summer break! What a great time to schedule dental exams and cleanings! The American Dental Association recommends two dental exams and cleanings each year. However, it can be a challenge to get kids to the dentist during the […]