Orthodontics and Orthodontia – A Brief Overview

Orthodontia is the field of dentistry that focuses on teeth and jaw abnormalities. Orthodontics refers to the devices, such as braces. Specialists use these to help address teeth and jaw related issues. Orthodontists are the specialists who work in this branch of dentistry. Many people have teeth that are naturally straight and fit together well.…

Best Individual Dental Insurance Plans

The search for the best individual dental insurance plans can seem like one of the great adventures of life in the twenty-first century. Ask any number of people, “what are the best individual dental insurance plans,” and you’re sure to get a variety of answers. When you think about it, it’s easy to see why…

Free Dental Care and Low-Cost Options: Where to Look

According to the American Dental Association, the main barriers to dental care are not related to the availability of dental care resources. They are financial. That is, the majority of people who are not getting the dental care they need simply cannot afford it. Fortunately, free dental care and low-cost dental care options are often…

Dental Care Products: An Overview – Part 3

[Editor’s Note: This article is part three of a three part series on dental care products. Don’t miss part one and part two!] Some age-old dental care products attain the status of classics: the toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash, for instance. Others, your dentist has to beg you to use. Dental floss gets top mention there.…

Dental Care Products: An Overview – Part 2

[Editor’s Note: This article is part two of a three part series on dental care products. You can also read part one and part three.] Toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash. It’s been a while since these three basics were the only oral hygiene choices for consumers. Today, we have far more dental care product choices to consider.…

Dental Care Products: An Overview – Part 1

[Editor’s Note: This article is part one of a three part series. You can also read part two and part three.] The variety of choices we have for dental care products has grown rapidly in the past one hundred years. Some time-tested tools have achieved classic status. The toothbrush and toothpaste come immediately to mind. But…

In and Out of Network Dental Insurance Questions

In your efforts to save money and also keep your current dentist, have you ever had a conversation like the following: You: Hi, I just have a quick question. Do you accept Delta Dental insurance plans…? Your dentist’s receptionist: Yes we do. You: Okay, thanks! Millions of people have that exact same conversation, about Delta…

Dental Trauma and Kids: Common Problems

Children are at risk to injure their teeth, or suffer dental trauma, at just about any time. This includes damage to teeth as well as surrounding areas. While eating, playing, or taking part in other daily activities, kids can fracture, chip, loosen, or even knock out their permanent teeth. Fights are among the most common…

Back to School Dental Care Checklist

With summer vacations nearly at an end, thoughts are turning to the new school year ahead. Parents are stocking up on back to school supplies and kids are trying on new shoes and clothes. The focus is on helping young learners put their best foot forward in the new school year. What else can you…