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Do you offer any dental insurance plans that are just for kids? I do not have much money and I am seeing that at this time I can not afford to get a family dental insurance plan since they are all over $90 a month. So if I could get a dental insurance plan just for my daughter that would be great. She is ten years old and I need to take her to see a dentist since it been two years now. Can you please advise what dental plans you may have that will help me.
I have two girls we live in Southern California. My daughters have very good teeth, and I want to make sure they maintain their dental care. I changed jobs for better pay but lost the dental benefits I use to have. I am now looking for a good dental insurance plan that is still low in cost since I do not think we will ever need more then just the basic dental care.
Hello, I live in Washington and I have a family of three. Our son is only two but he soon to go to his first dental appointment. My wife and I have been paying cash for our own dental needs but I feel it time to get a dental plan that can help use cut our dental cost. Can you tell me what is your best dental plan in Washington? Hoping to save money on our famiy dental care needs without spending it all on insurance.
I have two teens that need to have their check up and teeth cleanings. Last year I lost our dental benefits and I have not gotten another dental insurance plan since. So I am now looking for a dental insurance plan that can take care of our basic dental needs. I would like something without waiting periods or at least short waiting periods. Do you have any dental insurance that can help me.
I am not sure where to find a good full coverage dental plan that offer coverages for most all dental services yet still be affordable for me to get.? I hope I am not asking for to much. However, I do not know much about dental insurance and how it works. I only know I have a great deal of dental work that needs to be done and I do not want to waste my money getting a dental insurance plan that will not offer coverages for the services I need to have.
I have a 19 month old son and I been taking care of his teeth by brushing them twice a day and making sure he does not have too many sweets. My problem is he is really fussy when it comes to me brushing his teeth. Is there some easier way to make him less fussy? I sometime put off brushing his teeth until the last minute just because it is a hassle I could really use some good advise.
Affordable dental health care in California. Looking for really affordable dental health care in Los Angeles CA. I have a really bad tooth ache and I just want the tooth pulled. But calling around a few dental office they are going to charge me for an office visit and X-rays before they even pull the tooth. Other office still say they may not need to pull the tooth but would not know until the see me all of which is costly even before having any real dental work done. Suggestion please.
Dental Health care for Seniors. Where can seniors go for low to free dental care. My mom has Medicare but it does nothing for dental care. She needs to see a dentist but will not go due to cost issues. I trying to help the best I can but I can not seem to find any dental offices willing to reduce their cost to senior of offer any affordable payment plans.
Toothache in California need dental insurance without waiting periods. Okay I know it is my fault that I have not been taking proper care of my dental health. But I only want kind replies. I been to a open forum that lets you ask any questions but the replies were not kind.
I hoping that since this is a dental website I would get back helpful replies. I noted you sell dental insurance but I do not know much about insurance. I only know I need a plan that does not have waiting periods since I currently have a toothache that needs to be address right away. Please advise your best plan for this.
Finding a low cost dental plan on line for a family of five. When you have a family of five finding any low cost is not easy. However when it comes to dental care for our three kids our cost is getting to the point where it is harder for us to have our regular checks.
Cost is starting to become a major factor that we like to find a way of cutting back. Do you offer a low cost family dental plan that will help us save money on our children dental care in California.
New York Dental Health Care for a Rotten tooth. I have a rotten molar on the bottom left side of my mouth. It is half broken off and so only part of the tooth is left but what is there is black. I am starting now to have some pain with this tooth but I do not have dental insurance nor any money to afford having it pulled. If left alone will the tooth just fall out on it own given enough time. Or am I putting my other teeth at risk of becoming decayed as well.
Dental Health Care, Acid reflux disease and dental care. It is always important to have good dental care and to see a dentist regularly. If you are one of the 3% (depending on what study you read) of the US population that suffers from Acid reflux disease, dental care and seeing a dentist becomes a larger issue and one that should be address.
People that have acid reflux disease may need to see the dentist more then just twice a year. Prolong or chronic acid reflux can start to cause major teeth damage. Day after day of exposure to stomach acids will begin to dissolve away the tooth enamel which is the protective coating of your teeth. Thus leaving your teeth noticeably weaken and more open for tooth decay. Causing you to have larger dental issues as well as health care issues.
A dentist would be able to help you prevent teeth damage due to acid reflux but only if you see a dentist regularly. By having a good dental insurance plan, it will help you control the cost of your dental care needs .
Preexisting Dental, What will be covered by Dental Insurance. I live in New Jersey and have really bad teeth. I did not take care of my teeth the way I should have in the past due to using drugs. I been drug free now for over three years but my teeth need a lot of work.
I am not sure where to start getting dental insurance since people are telling me that I will not be able to get dental insurance with all the preexisting dental needs I have. I just want to start looking as good as I am now living my life can you help
Dental Health Care, What are the major health risks of having bad teeth. I need help and thoughtful advise. I am 35 and I never even had a cavity until I had my first child ten years ago. Since then I have one more child and my teeth can been going down hill every since. I have really rotten teeth and they are so bad looking I will not even smile. I had some dental work done a few years ago having a few teeth pulled but I lost my dental insurance before I got all the needed dental work done.
I am left with four teeth I know need to be pulled since they are half gone. I have a few teeth that may be saved but I am not sure since they are blackish in color. I have a lot of dental pain but I gotten use to dealing with it since I have only a few teeth that seem to be healthy.
I feel stuck. I do not have the money needed to fix all of my dental issues and what money I do have goes to my kids. I make sure they are taken care of first like any mother should. So my question is for the past year I am not starting to see that I am not feeling well. I get Nauseated all the time and I feeling fatigued most days. I also just seem to hurt all over on days for no reason. Can my having rotten teeth cause other medical problems in the body? If so what does it cause?
Dental and Oral Health care, What is Plaque. Do you know what plaque is and how to avoid having plaque build up? First it helps to know what plaque is. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on your teeth. It is normally colorless until there enough build up on your teeth which it then becomes tartar. Plaque is the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease like gingivitis. That is why it is very important to brush twice a day to remove plaque before it causes dental problems.
You should know that everyone develops plaque because bacteria is always forming in our mouths. What is important to understand is to avoid plaque build up. Preventing plaque buildup is easy with proper preventive dental care such as brushing thoroughly twice a day. Flossing daily to remove plaque form in between your teeth and under your gumline. Try to limit the amount of sugary or starchy foods. And make sure you schedule regular dental check ups at your dentist.
Oral and Dental Healthcare, Proper Flossing Technique. Flossing is not only good for your teeth but very important to maintaining healthy gums. When you flossing you want to use about 18” of floss making sure you leave an inch or two to work with.
Gently follow the curves of your teeth being sure to clean beneath the gumline. Avoid snapping the floss on the gums and be gentle and take your time you want to avoid cutting your gums. If you have any questions if your are flossing correctly talk to your dentist. Show your dentist how you normally floss a dentist will tell you if your are flossing incorrectly.
Dental health care for elderly in California. Hello my dad is 72 and has all his teeth but they are not all in good shape. He needs to see a dentist but does not get any dental health care for his teeth unless they are to get pulled nothing more then that.
I know at least one tooth is hurting him but he will not go to he dentist saying it is too costly for him. I like to help him out and need to find a dental care plan for seniors that is not costly and will make going to the dentist more affordable for my dad oral health care needs.
Dental Healthcare, Having Good Oral Hygiene and Proper Dental Habits. Having good dental care habits and maintaining proper care of your teeth is your first step in having a life time of healthy teeth and low dental cost. Good dental hygiene up to you to maintain. Having good dental hygiene is important for healthy teeth and gums.
Daily preventive dental care start with you by properly brushing and flossing your teeth. By brushing and flossing you will help help or prevent dental problems before they develop. Keeping your dental cost at the dentist, affordable and making going to the dentist less painful and worrisome.
Good daily dental healthcare would include: Brushing thoroughly at least twice a day. Flossing at least once a day. (more when needed) Eating a healthy balance diet is good for your over all health including your teeth. Try to limit snacking between meal and having to much surgery foods.
There are many good dental products available. Find a toothbrush you like. Use tooth paste that includes more then just whiting care. Different types of mouthwash will include gum care and will also help prevent plaque build up, trying using a mouthwash that offers more then a minty fresh breath . Find dental product you like and will use daily. After having a meal try drinking a 8oz glass of water.
Having good dental care habits will not void the fact that you still need to have regular dental visits at least twice a year more when advise by your dentist. Including a good dental insurance and or dental plan will also help control your dental cost.
Dental care for a knocked out tooth. When your child needs urgent dental treatment, contact your dental office as quickly as possible.
If the tooth knocked out is an Adult tooth try to find the tooth or the broken part of the tooth and bring it with you to the dental office. Rinse it gently in cool water if there is debris on it. Do not scrub the tooth or wash the tooth with any type of soap.
If it is at all possible try put the knocked out tooth back in the empty socket and hold it there. If you can’t put the tooth back in the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with milk, saliva, or room temperature water.
Then get to your dental office immediately. The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth.