Whether you are 70 years old or five, we have the oral health information you are searching for. Taking care of your mouth is simple. The ADA recommends the following for good oral hygiene:

* You should brush your teeth twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. Columbia Dentist Oral HygieneA worn out toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
* Always clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner. Teeth decay–causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can not reach. This helps remove the sticky film on teeth called plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
* Maintain a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
* Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.

“Have You Heard about Direct Reimbursement?

Direct Reimbursement (DR) is a self-funded dental benefits plan that reimburses patients according to dollars spent on dental care, not type of treatment received. It allows the patient complete freedom to choose any dentist. Instead of paying monthly insurance premiums, even for employees who don’t use the dentist, employers pay a percentage of actual treatments received up to a cap amount set by the employer. Moreover, employers are removed from the potential responsibility of influencing treatment decisions due to plan selection or sponsorship. DR is the ADA’s preferred method of financing dental treatment.

A quality dental benefits plan can aid in the recruitment and retention of employees. Dental benefits are consistently cited as one of the most sought after employee benefits.”

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Maintaining your dental health helps boost your immune system by reducing virus-spreading bacteria in your mouth. Teeth cleanings also help prevent gum disease, which can lower your ability to fight other infections & increase your risk for respiratory disease.

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