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Share of Cost – Dental Toothpaste

Monday, Jan. 13th 2020 2:15 PM

When brushing your teeth you will want to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Fluoride toothpaste helps to prevent tooth decay. Ask your dentist if you need a mouthwash that contains fluoride or one with ingredients that fight plaque. Also look for toothpaste that have been approved by the American Dental association

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Share of Cost – Go to your Dentist

Friday, Jan. 10th 2020 2:08 PM

No matter how great your at home dental care habits are you will still need to go to your dentist for regular dental check ups. See your dentist on a regular basis, so that he or she can look for signs of disease. How often you will need to see your dentist will depend in part on how well you care for your teeth. Most people have to visit their dentist twice a year.

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Share of Cost – In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

Tuesday, Jan. 7th 2020 2:07 PM

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) provide people with low-income who have disabilities or are 65 years old or older with in-home and personal care services to help them live safely in their own homes.

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Clean between your Teeth.

Friday, Jan. 3rd 2020 1:55 PM

If you are only bushing you teeth you are only doing half the job. Cleaning between your teeth every day can have a crucial impact on your oral health, which is why it is important to make sure you floss daily. If you have a tough time reaching certain parts of your mouth to floss, ask y our dentist about interdental brushes, floss aides or water or air flossing devices

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Flossing for your Dental Health

Monday, Dec. 30th 2019 1:08 PM

Flossing your teeth should be a fundamental part of your at home dental care habit in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy. However, you only get the benefits of flossing when you do it right. Snapping and popping your way though the process probably does more harm then good, causing friction on your tissues and damage at the gum line.

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Share of Cost in California

Friday, Dec. 27th 2019 12:42 PM

What is Share of Cost? “Share of Cost” is the amount you agree to pay for health care before Medi-Cal starts to pay. This is called “meeting your share of cost.” Your Share of Cost is a set amount based on how much money you make. You only need to meet your Share of Cost in the months that you get health care services.

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Abscessed Tooth – Signs and Symptoms

Sunday, Dec. 22nd 2019 12:34 PM

If you think you may have an abscessed tooth here are some of the signs and symptoms. Note: if you have some of these symptoms you should see your dentist ASAP

  • A toothache that is sever and continuous.
  • A fever
  • Pain when chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods or drinks
  • Bitter taste in the mouth and foul breath
  • Swollen neck glands
  • Redness and swelling of your gums
  • Swollen area of the upper or lower jaw
  • An open, draining sore on the side of the gums.

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Common Misconception made between dental insurance and dentist

Thursday, Dec. 19th 2019 9:39 AM

it is important to know that regardless of your dental insurance plan it is u p to you to know your coverage’s and befits what is and what is not covered under the plan. Many people just assume that the dentist is only providing dental services based on what their insurance plans has to offer. This is not always true. In fact many dentist do not even know what their patients have for dental insurance. The dentist job is not to worry about your dental insurance but to provide the best dental care to their patients.

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SOC – Kids Dental and Their Dentist.

Monday, Dec. 16th 2019 9:25 AM

It is important to understand you dental insurance plan and to know what is covered and what may not be. There are dental insurance plans that have limitation such as yearly max dollar limits and deductibles. If it is a new dental insurance plan you may also have plan waiting periods. Dental insurance plans that do not have these types of limitations may have provider limitations making you stay within the plan network of dental providers.

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Share of Cost – Dental Insurance and Claims

Thursday, Dec. 12th 2019 4:00 PM

Question: I have a really good dental insurance plan. However, when I go to the dentist they bill me almost as much as my dental insurance company is paying. I never get any of my money back either. Some people tell me that the dental office I am going to seems to be dishonest where as other people say this is very typical and that dental work is very expensive. How would I know if the dental office is ripping me off or not. Should I just go to a different dental office?

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Share of Cost – Oral Cancer

Saturday, Dec. 7th 2019 3:48 AM

Statistics reveal that one person dies every hour from oral cancer, and that number is increasing. However did you know that your dentist can help identify oral cancer early so treatment can begin fast to improve the prognosis. In addition people that have dental insurance are more likely to visit their dentist regularly. Make sure to see your dentist at least twice a year and to save money on your dental care needs make sure to have a good dental insurance plan.

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SOC – Alternative Teeth Whitening Options

Monday, Dec. 2nd 2019 3:46 AM

Some families are considering alternative teeth whitening options instead of buying expensive commercial products. Some studies have suggested one can whiten their teeth buy combining 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1/2 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide in a small glass of water while brushing the teeth for 5 minutes with the mixture. Make sure you thoroughly rinse and do not do this more than two times a month.

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Share of Cost and Low Cost Dental Insurance

Thursday, Nov. 28th 2019 3:38 AM

Question: I am over my income level by $10.00. I really do not want to spend more then I have to. I was told if I spend at least $10.00 on dental insurance this would help my SOC yet I only seeing dental insurance cost at a starting point of around $45.00 I looking a low cost plan cause I don’t have that much money to spend a month

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Share of Cost – Oral Care

Friday, Nov. 22nd 2019 3:28 AM

What Are Fever Blisters ?

Fever blisters are fluid-filled blisters that commonly occur on the lips. They also can occur on the gums and roof of the mouth, however that is rare. Fever blisters can usually be painful. Pain may also precede the appearance of the lesion by a few days. The blisters rupture within hours, then crust over. Fever blister last about seven to ten days.

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Share of Cost – Drug use and Your Dental Health

Monday, Nov. 18th 2019 5:24 AM

Drug use can have a negative impact on dental health as well as overall health. Patterns of oral health pathology attributed to methamphetamine users, for example, include rampant tooth decay, accelerated tooth wear, unexplained advanced gum disease, missing multiple teeth, and overall detrimental dental effects that are rapid and severe.

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Share of Cost-What is Acid Reflux

Wednesday, Nov. 13th 2019 6:54 AM

Acid reflux is a condition that occurs when acid from the stomach moves upward into the food pipe. The acid causes irritation of the tissue lining, which leads to heartburn – a burning sensation in the chest.

Acid reflux can also damage your teeth enamel leaving your teeth open to decay. If you regularly have Acid reflux make sure to not only speak to your doctor but let your dentist know so additional care can be provided

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