Question: Looked for a dental insurance plan that would cost no more then $30.00 a month. Is there any dental insurance plans that would fit within my budget
Answer: I would say most HMO dental insurance plan would fit that budget for an individual. We offer dental HMO plans in most state. Check out what we have available to you in your state by enter your zip code in quote box provided. Call our office at 310-534-3444 M-F 8am – 4pm
Dentists are worried that teenagers are putting their teeth and health at risk by trying dangerous do-it-yourself (DIY) teeth-whitening techniques found on the Internet.
Children who are mixing up quantities of chemicals and applying them for long periods are at risk of eroding tooth enamel, damaging gums and increasing risks of infection. Ironically the erosion may expose the yellow-colored dentin that lies beneath the enamel.
Simple saliva test may reveal deadly diseases early enough to treat them
In a comprehensive analysis ever conducted of RNA molecules in human saliva, reveals that saliva contains many of the same disease-revealing molecules that are contained in blood. It was published online today by the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Chemistry and will be published in the journal’s January 2015 special print issue, “Molecular Diagnostics: A Revolution in Progress.”
Question: I will be getting some medical insurance but not sure if that just includes dental care too. Does health plans come with dental? How fast can I use the dental if it does? I want something for my dental care now.
Reply: In many cases health insurance dose come packaged with dental but not always. You would have to check with the plan you will be getting to confirm that.
If the medical dose come with dental insurance how fast it start and if there are any waiting periods would again depend on the plan.. I have no way of advising you about that other then to suggest you carefully read though the information provided to you.
If you do need dental insurance and since you are wanting something that would not have waiting periods at that point I would suggest looking for a dental HMO plans as these are lower cost insurance plans that topically do not have plan waiting periods for dental care services.
In most states we offer dental HMO plans as well as some Dental discount plans which also start right away with no waiting periods. Just enter your zip code in the quote box provided to review the insurance and plan we have available to you
A swarm of micro-robots, directed by magnets, can break apart and remove dental biofilm, or plaque, from a tooth. The innovation arose from a cross-disciplinary partnership among dentists, biologists, and engineers.
A team of engineers, dentists, and biologists from the University of Pennsylvania developed a microscopic robotic cleaning crew. With two types of robotic systems — one designed to work on surfaces and the other to operate inside confined spaces — the scientists showed that robots with catalytic activity could ably destroy biofilms.
Such robotic biofilm-removal systems could be valuable in a wide range of potential applications, from keeping water pipes and catheters clean to reducing the risk of tooth decay, endodontic infections, and implant contamination.
Source: University of Pennsylvania
Question: I have a dental HMO insurance plan were I have to choose a dentist in the plans network of providers. I live in an area where I had about a dozen dentist to choose from so I picked the dentist that was closest to me.
The issue I have is that the dental office was not a clean as I would like. Also the staffing was rude to me and I had to wait over 45 minutes after my appointed time. I did not mind the dentist he did good work. It is kind of hard to mess up on a cleaning since that is all I needed.
I am upset that even though my plan let me change my dental office I was out another month before the change would go though. I wanted them to credit me the month since I am not able to use the plan but they would not. I think they should since it is the plans fault for having bad dental offices on their list. Mad about waiting and would like to complain about this dental office so that other people do not have to pick them. Do I tell the insurance company about my troubles?
Reply: It is not unheard of that dental appointments run late. A sugguest to help avoid that in the future is to call about an hour before your dental appoint to confirm if they are running on time.
I not sure what the real issue is. Is it with the dental office or the insurance company? You stated you did not like the staffing of the dental office and the place was not as clean as you would have wanted it to be. Yet the dentist was nice enough and did a good job. Therefore you had some work done at the time of the visit.
However due to the issues you had it sounded like to me that you had the insurance company change your provider. Typically a change would go though like that the following month. Unless there is a dental issue that needed to be address ASAP it really should not be an issue due to you already having your preventive care done. How are you out any benefits?
I really do not see the issue with the insurance company. As far as the dental office I guess you can complain to the dentist about the staffing and how the place was not clean but since you change to different provider I do not see the point of complaining.
I say chalk it up to a bad that and hope the new provider is a better fit for you
Question: I am 23 and my work dose not offer any dental insurance. I need an affordable dental insurance plan for an individual. I am willing to spend $30 or so a month but finding only plans that are $50 or more.
Reply: Depending on the State you are in cost for insurance will vary. Yet it seems as you may be reviewing dental PPO’s vs HMo’s insurance plans. You may want to search for dental HMO’s plans as they do tend to be less costly per month well within your $30.00 budget for an individual.
Check out your insurance plan options on this web site just by entering in your zip code provided and clicking on start quote. If you have any questions about the plans that are provided to your for your review please call our office at 310-534-3444 M-F 8am-4pm
Question: I am shopping for dental insurance but I am past the point of confusion. I looked at dental discount plans and they do not seem to cover major things like root canals, crowns and extractions.
However full coverage plans like PPO are just to costly for me and I can not afford them. Is there any thing in between some type of insurance that is cheap like a discount plan but offer you better coverage’s.
Reply: Not knowing what dental discount plan you may have been looking at, I would say maybe you did not fully understand it. Dental discount plans for the most part will provide reduce and or discounted cost for all dental services render by a plan provider. Therefore generally things like root canals, crowns and extractions do receive a discount under the plan as well.
With regards to PPO plans. Though we do not use the term “full Coverage”
they do provide preventive, basic and major dental care services however typically with waiting periods on basic and major dental services and yes these plans do tend to be more costly especially when compared to a non insurance product like a discount dental plan.
I would suggest that you may want to review or see if there are any dental HMO insurance plans. Dental HMO plans are a more affordable cost insurance plan generally without waiting periods. However you do need to choose a plan provider.
Promote Good oral Hygiene With Proper Dental Habits and Save Money by Having Dental Insurance.
For the most part people know that by having good at home dental habits they promote good dental and oral health. However, did you know that dental insurance also helps to promote preventive care habits? Most dental insurance companies knows that people who take care and practice good dental habits will have fewer larger dental care needs. Therefore with most insurance plans they provide preventive dental care services for free to very little in cost. Thus helping their insureds maintain good oral and dental health at very little cost to them.
For people that have braces or anyone that may have receding gums, it is a good idea to have an interdental brush with you. Such brushes are small, and are manufactured by several companies such as Gum for the Proxabrush. Sometimes even floss or an electric toothbrush does not remove a tiny piece or rice stuck between your tooth and your wire, but in that case an interdental brush can do wonders.
If you are a person who is dealing with diabetes and needs to have a tooth pulled, you can expect a longer healing period. Any surgery must only be accomplished if the level of blood sugar is well controlled. Otherwise, you must postpone the treatment, unless there is an infection or an abscess, which should then be treated immediately.
When you do not have good dental habits, periodontal disease can reach an advanced level without you necessarily feeling any kind of pain, and without your gums bleeding. Regular dental checkups, at least twice a year can help prevent periodontal disease. If you are a diabetic you may have to see a dentist more then twice a year so go as recommended to detect any signs of gingivitis or periodontitis, but also dental caries.
Out with the old, in with the New. May you be Happy the Whole Year Through. Happy New Year!
Here is to another year of good oral and dental health.
Many people may know to brush their teeth at least twice a day and to floss daily, however, there still are people that do not follow though on this basic dental care tip. For good oral health, you should floss your teeth right before brushing in order to remove plaque and food particles. Then brush your teeth preferably after every meal. If you a diabetic you may have a reduce saliva flow and you need to be more meticulous about your at home dental hygiene habits.
A Safe Way To Save The Tooth
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is probably the most maligned of all dental procedures, but the reputation of pain typically associated with “having a root canal” is really not deserved. Today, root canal treatment has given dentists a safe way of saving teeth.
Left without treatment, pus builds up at the root tip, in the jawbone, forming a “pus-pocket” called an abscess. Without treatment, your tooth may have to be removed. During treatment, your general dentist or endodontist (a dentist who specializes in problems of the pulp) removes the diseased pulp. If an endodontist performs the treatment, he or she will recommend that you return to your family dentist for this final step. The treatment can readily be done using modern local anesthetic techniques with little or no discomfort.
Periodontal disease (Gingivitis and Periodontitis) is a bacterial infection that occurs around the gums that can over time reach the fibres and bone that support your teeth. If periodontal (Gum) disease is not treated by a professional dentist, your teeth can eventually start to move and eventually you can even lose them. However by having proper at home dental and oral care habits and by seeing a dentist regularly you greatly reduce your risk of having periodontal disease.
Another possible consequences of having dry mouth is called burning mouth syndrome. Burning mouth syndrome is described as a burning sensation on the tongue and or other parts of the mouth. It is painful and can be frustrating for a person that is dealing with it. If a person has burning mouth syndrome because of dry mouth one way to treat it is by drinking more water throughout the day. However in some more serious cases drug therapy may be recommended
Question: My mom needs to have a dental bridge put in for her top front teeth. She a dental benefits but only for preventive dental care so it does not help her towards the cost of having a bridge put in. Do you have any dental insurance plans that will help her? Looking for a good low cost plan if possible since I will be buying it for her.
Reply: For a low cost dental plan option I would suggest reviewing either the Careington dental plans or the Aetna DentaChoice plan. They are low cost dental discount plans that will help reduce the cost of your mom getting a bridge put in and all her other dental needs.
Also depending on what state you live in we may also have affordable dental HMO plans that can also help to greatly reduce your mom dental care needs without it being too costly for you.
Dry mouth is caused by a lack of saliva or a lack of saliva production by the salivary glands. Also if a person is a diabetic, the increase of sugar in their saliva leads to a decrease in the quantity of their saliva. Saliva contributes to a natural cleaning of your teeth. People suffering for dry mouth can have other complications such a d dental caries, ulcers, fungal infections, it can also be harder to wear removable dentures and or partials.
People who have diabetes are more prone to certain dental and oral problems and therefore should pay special attention to their oral hygiene. Some oral complication of diabetes are infections and dry mouth. Together they both can lead to dental decay, gum disease and delayed healing after surgery. Anyone with diabetes should see a dentist regular which may mean more then just twice a year if advise by their dentist in order to maintain their oral and dental health.