Don’t Forget About Your Dental Insurance Benefits!

 

Did you know? Only 2.8% of people with PPO dental plan participants reached or exceeded their plans annual maximum.

The majority of dental insurance policies have yearly out-of-pocket maximums that usually cap out at $750 to $2,000 per year. Once that maximum is reached, patients have to pay 100% of any remaining dental costs. But most people (and by most we are talking about 97.2% of people) are not using their full benefits before the end of the year.

So, if you are one of the 97.2% of people who have not used their dental benefits this year, call your dentist today and try to get in before December 31, 2019 because your benefits DO NOT roll over to 2020.

If you need to find a dentist to use your remaining benefits, try looking for one on DentistUSA.com

Stem Cell Treatments For Teeth

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Having a tooth replaced can be daunting. I, myself, have had many an anxious filled night wondering how much pain the surgery (and yes, it is surgery) would cause and how long the pain would last afterwards. Of course there are the customary questions of, “will the new fake tooth fit all right?” or, “will the new fake tooth be the right color?” and, “how soon before I can eat again?” The last question is the one that weighs on me the most… no pun intended.

But, what if I didn’t have to have my tooth replaced? Or, more to the point, what if I could just grow another tooth?

We all know the human body contains two sets of teeth. Deciduous teeth (or baby teeth) are all gone by the time you reach 12 to 13 years old. After that, your adult teeth come in and, that’s all folks. Those puppies have to last the rest of your life, so take care of them!

But what if those two sets aren’t your last? Enter – Stem Cell Treatments.

Teeth contain quite a bit of dental stem cells. What are stem cells? Well, from birth, the body is equipped with different types of cells that help you grow, you. From your organs to every system in your body, all of them are made up by cells.

Teeth hold a reservoir of cells that could be used to do many things like help heal a cavity before a tooth requires a root canal or Stem cells may be able to repair dental pulp and direct the immune system to remove tooth decay-causing bacteria.

Studies have also identified a network of genes that are responsible for tooth development and lifelong tooth regeneration in sharks. Genes that humans naturally possess. So, perhaps one day, we could also go through 30,000 teeth in a lifetime.

Until then, if you are having issues with your smile, you can find a great dentist on www.DentistUSA.com.

Need a Valentine’s Date? Try Smiling.

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and for many single people it’s the worst day of the year. Having to watch other people flaunt their love with public displays of affection, restaurants raising prices for needy lovers looking for a place to celebrate, mothers calling wondering, “when will you finally find someone”. What is a single person to do? Well, if you’d like to make your mother happy and join the ranks of the love afflicted, you might want to smile more.

According to a national survey from the American Dental Association and Crest and Oral B, the smile outranked eyes, hair and the body as the most attractive physical feature. A warm, friendly smile shows you’re relaxed and comfortable, which means you’ll come across as confident and secure. Studies show that people who smile more are frequently seen as more attractive to the opposite sex.

Even the action of just smiling can boost your mood by stimulating the area of the brain that is active when you naturally smile. And as it turns out, people are attracted to happy confident people.

Wondering what you can do to make you more confident in your smile? Here is one of our past blogs that can give you tips on whitening your teeth. You should definitely visit your dentist. They will be able to give you the best tips and give you a smile you’ll be proud to share. Then maybe, you’ll be a part of those couples flaunting their PDA on Valentine’s Day.