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The Wisdom of Getting your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Approximately 10 million wisdom teeth are extracted in the U.S. every year. But what are the percentages of those impacted that are left in place, and to all wisdom teeth that involve complications? Wisdom teeth extraction is a large source of income for dentists and oral surgeons, and getting them removed as an older adult may have more difficulties. The decision to have them taken out might be served better with your own judgement... 

Friday, September 23, 2016/Author: David Blumrick/Number of views (767)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Surprisingly Little Evidence for the Accepted Wisdom About Teeth

In regards to daily care routines:

"Clearly, the stuff we’re doing might not make as much of a difference as we think. A couple of weeks ago, many of you were 
shocked to learn that the evidence supporting flossing daily was as thin as, well, dental floss. That’s just the beginning."
Friday, September 02, 2016/Author: David Blumrick/Number of views (917)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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No-Drill Dentistry: Fluoride Treatments Can Prevent Cavities In Adults

Fluoride varnish use expands to adult dentistry

If the high-pitched whir of a dentist's drill as it bores into your molar terrifies you, good news! There could be fewer fillings in your future. A painless way to prevent cavities in adults is gaining traction.
Friday, March 18, 2016/Author: David Blumrick/Number of views (1579)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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How Seniors Can Afford Dental Care

Take a bite out of dental bills

Traditional Medicare does not cover routine dental care, but seniors can find dental plans and take steps to keep care affordable, says Oral Health America President and CEO Beth Truett. Both United Concordia and United Health offer dental plans for seniors, and some Medicare Advantage plans offer dental benefits, Truett says. She suggests that patients use price comparison websites such as Fairhealthconsumer.org to plan for dental expenses, enroll in a dental savings plan and see if care is available at a local dental school clinic.
Friday, March 04, 2016/Author: David Blumrick/Number of views (1244)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Demand for dental, vision benefits remains strong

Two common denominators are reshaping the dental and vision benefits equation: One is increasing awareness of their respective correlation to overall health, while the other is a growing desire for greater freedom of choice. 
Friday, February 19, 2016/Author: David Blumrick/Number of views (1342)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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