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Saliva test may be able to reveal deadly diseases early enough to treat them

Thursday, Nov. 25th 2021 6:59 AM

UCLA research could lead to a simple saliva test capable of diagnosing — at an early stage — diabetes and cancer, and perhaps neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases. The study, the most 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.”

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Missed or Broken Dental Appointments – Dental Benefit

Monday, Nov. 22nd 2021 6:49 AM

Did you know that it is starting to become common practice to change for missed or broken appointments. Many dental office will charge you a fee if you miss or brake a dental appointment without giving advance notice. Normally around 48 – 24 hour notice is required for changing or missing your dental appointment. The fee for this will very depending on the office so make sure to ask the dental office what they charge for missed appointments because it also important to note that most insurance companies will not coverage this type of charge.

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Dental Office Hours – Dental Benefit

Friday, Nov. 19th 2021 6:40 AM

When searching for a new dentist make sure to know what their business hours are and how they deal with dental emergencies.  The reason you want to confirm their business hours is that you are more likely to make and maintain regular dental visits when the practice has hours that works around your time frame.  Someone that has to take time off from work will tend to put off their dental care.

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Dental Care and Family Dentist  – Dental Benefits

Tuesday, Nov. 16th 2021 6:37 AM

When searching for a new family dentist make sure the dentist/dental office is quipped to provide services to children as well as adults.  One common mistake made is not choosing a provider that is able to provide service to young child. Or you choose a dental provider that may provide services to children but does not have an office that is kid friendly.   

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Dental Benefits – Dental Care and Special Conditions

Sunday, Nov. 14th 2021 6:58 AM

If you are searching for a new dentist, and you have special conditions that you need to address (such as physical handicaps, diabetes HIV/AIDS, Autism etc) that may effect your dental services and or care make sure you go to a dentist that can handle you special needs requirements. All dentist are not the same so make sure to ask prior to booking a dental appointment.

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Dental Benefits – Searching for a New Dentist with Current Dental Insurance.

Thursday, Nov. 11th 2021 6:55 AM

If you have a current dental insurance but you are no longer happy with your current dentist or your current dentist is no longer accepting your dental insurance, it may be time to search for a new dental provider. With current insurance you want to make sure that the new dental office either accepts your dental insurance plan or that you have a dental insurance plan that lets you choose your own provider. Such as if you have a dental HMO plan you have to choose dentist within the plans network of dental providers. That does not mean you can not change dental office only that you must still make sure you going to a dentist that is a provider of said plan.

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Dental Benefits – How long has the dentist been in practice.

Monday, Nov. 8th 2021 6:52 AM

When shopping for a new dentist it is important to know some back round information. One key question to ask and find out about is how long the dentist in question as been in practice. How many years has the dental practice been in the same location? Ask for references or use web sites such as Yelp, Google, Annie’s List. The more you know about the dentist and the dental practice the better off you will be.

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Dental Benefits – Dental Insurance and Bitewing Radiographs

Friday, Nov. 5th 2021 6:48 AM

Bitewing X-rays are often used by dentist during your dental check up. Without dental insurance these types of X-rays can run between $50.00 – $100.00. However, most dental insurance plans provide this dental service for little to no cost. In addition to also provide little to no cost check ups and basic cleaning. Make sure you are not spending more money then you need to by having current dental insurance.

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Dental Benefits – The World Health Organization recommends sugar intake should be halved to combat dental cavities

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd 2021 6:44 AM

In the US, around 92% of adults aged 20-64 have experienced dental cavities/tooth decay, in at least one of their permanent teeth. To tackle the growing problem of tooth decay, researchers from University College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, both in the UK, say the World Health Organization’s recommendation of a maximum of 10% total daily calories from free sugar should be reduced to 5%, with 3% as a target.

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Dental Benefits – New Medicaid policy in Florida increases the rate of children receiving oral health care

Friday, Oct. 29th 2021 10:39 AM

Children on Medicaid and their parents may have a reason to smile more: A study by University of Florida researchers shows that a change in the state of Florida’s Medicaid policy to reimburse pediatricians and other medical primary care providers for basic oral health screenings and cavity prevention has increased the likelihood of children receiving these essential services by 20 percent.

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Dental Benefits – Dental services needs to improve among US women of childbearing age

Wednesday, Oct. 27th 2021 6:36 AM

Oral diseases can be prevented or improved with regular dental visits. The objective of this study was to assess and compare national estimates on self-reported oral health conditions and dental visits among pregnant women and non-pregnant women of childbearing age by using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

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Dental Benefits – Severe Periodontitis is the Sixth Most Prevalent Health Condition in the World

Saturday, Oct. 23rd 2021 6:34 AM

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled “Global Burden of Periodontitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression. In 2010, severe periodontitis was the sixth most prevalent condition in the world affecting 743 million people worldwide. Between 1990 and 2010, the global age-standardized prevalence of severe periodontitis was static at 11.2%. The age-standardized incidence of severe periodontitis in 2010 was 701 cases per 100,000 person-years, a non-significant increase from the 1990 incidence of severe periodontitis. Prevalence increased gradually with age showing a steep increase between the third and fourth decades of life that was driven by a peak in incidence at around 38 years of age. There were considerable variations in prevalence and incidence between regions and countries. 

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Dental Benefits – Support caregivers to improve oral health of adults with developmental disabilities

Wednesday, Oct. 20th 2021 6:30 AM

Boston: Despite a policy focus on expanding access to care for adults with developmental disabilities, this vulnerable population continues to have significant dental disease. In the October 2014 issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association, researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine report on the first large-scale survey to investigate factors influencing at-home oral care provided by caregivers to adults with developmental disabilities. The study findings suggest that, in addition to addressing access to care, policy initiatives must improve support for caregivers.

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