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When it comes to purchasing an insurance plan, we all want a policy that gives maximum coverage with premiums that are affordable. This is no different in case of dental insurance, with rising number of dental problems due to unbalanced lifestyles or excessive alcohol and cigarette intake people in the US are opting for dental insurance. Tooth aches, cavities etc are no longer problems restricted to the elderly or the kids. There are many companies that boast of offering the best dental insurance plan, how do you choose the best amongst them? What points should be given importance while considering a dental cover and why? Below mentioned points aim at answering such questions.

Which problems the dental plan offers coverage for: There are numerous types of dental problems that a person may face; These are categorized depending upon their nature. Dental care involves routine checksups which most of the dental plans may cover, next are the emergencies like acute pain, swelling or bleeding of gums etc. One may even come across dental injuries like jaw fracture due to a sudden accident or may want to cure an existing dental problem that may involve dental surgical procedures. When going through a dental plan, do have a look at the problems it provides coverage for. Most providers having low premiums let the policy holders avail the basic benefits only. Due to this the actual treatment costs are now reduced or partially paid for, leaving the policy holders alone to pay up for the entire treatment.

Are you looking out for a cosmetic dental cover? Many times people do not know what they exactly need in their dental cover and then end up making the wrong choice. If you are looking out for a policy that will cover your teeth whitening expenditure then only a cosmetic dental insurance will be able to help you out. A general dental insurance policy will not cover cosmetic dentistry procedures, since you will need to hunt for insurance plans that are made keeping in mind such requirements and needs.

Is it the only solution for you? Most of the times it so happens that policy holders are not able to pay their premiums regularly which leads to a lapse of the policy. This way the policy holder is unable to take any benefits of the policy. Once you are sure and are willing to pay up the … More

I read somewhere that teeth whitening became mainstream, and part of pop culture when it was featured on the popular "Seinfeld" TV show in the 1990s. Of course, once we see something on television it sparks our interest to find out more.

We can not really call Teeth Whitening a trend that may come and go, because decades later it's still popular all over the world and growing strong, even in these tough economic times. It's almost become a staple in our mainstream culture as part of our beautifying ritual. People want to feel good about the way they look, as vain as they may sound and it's the small things that can sometimes make the biggest difference.

Society has seemed to establish that we are not going to stop drinking coffee, wine, or tea, eating dark chocolate or even smoking if that's your vice because it stains our teeth. Instead, we expect a great product to reverse their effects fast and safely with no side effects.

Many of us also suffer from teeth discolorations due to aging, extended use of medication, or from the natural build-up of organic pigments in addition to certain types of foods and drinks. We know we can not stop the aging process, but we can certainly look like we've put up a good fight. Whiter teeth can make us look years younger.

The process of finding the best teeth whitening method can be overwhelming. The bottom line is when it comes to whitening teeth, the key is to achieve a whiter smile that you and others will notice, while still noticing you.

The number of teeth whitening products available on the market today can be judged by how well they work, comfort, how easy they are to use, and the degree to which they brighten teeth. In the end, you have to go with what you are most comfortable. Be sure to keep these questions in mind as well before before making your purchase. Where's the company located? How are they being made? What's the quality? What's the safest, most cost-effective product that will give you natural results? How strong is the gel?

I've compiled well-known various methods. The basic teeth whitening kits and products offered can be separated into seven categories; professional strength tray bathing systems, boil and bite tray bleaching systems, non-moldable tray bleaching systems, whitening strips, whitening sprays, brush-on gels, as … More

Why on earth would an adult want to wear braces? In the past, braces were worn by children and teenagers. But times have changed. Today, 1 in 5 patients of orthodontists in the US is an adult.

Adult dental braces are more popular than ever. That Huck Finn buck-toothed grin may be cute on a freckle-faced kid, but on an adult? No way! Or maybe you inherited the family heirloom-your grandfather's gap-toothed grin or your grandmother's lisp. Or perhaps you're experiencing the pain caused by a TMJ problem, or are having trouble chewing and swallowing properly.

There are many reasons for having your teeth straightened. And, since the process typically takes 1-2 years and can cost several thousand dollars, your choice of orthodontist should be an informed one. Many orthodontists offer free consultations. It's a good idea to shop around and check out at least 2 or 3 orthodontists before making a commitment. To make the decision easier, here are 5 facts to know before choosing an orthodontist.

1. The orthodontist you choose should practice high professional standards. Does he belong to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)? How long has he been practicing? Are his license and other credentials current? Does he continuously update his training?

1. You should decide what a successful outlet looks like. Do you want to close a gap, straightened crooked teeth, improve your bite or correct a speech disadvantage, such as lisping? What is it you want the braces treatment to accomplish?

2. Beside the traditional stainless steel "metal-mouth" braces, there are many other styles and techniques such as ceramic or plastic ones and the so-called "invisible" braces or even porcelain veneers. Does the orthodontist offer a variety of options and the latest trends in other teeth straightening techniques?

3. Ask about appointment times. You have commitments to your family, your employer and others. Does the orthodontist offer appointments on only one day a week? Or is he available on more days? Are available appointment times convenient for you? Inconvenient appointment times can lead to missed appointments-and a longer treatment time.

4. What happens after the braces come off? Will you have to wear a retainer? If so, for how long? Some orthodontists are not very strict about having their patients wear retainers after their teeth straightening treatment. Not wearing your retainer can cause the teeth to move back out of their new alignment. … More