Adult Braces: Are They Worth It?

If you're considering adult braces, you've probably already thought about the aesthetic benefits of doing so, which are indisputable. But the benefits of having necessary dental and orthodontic work extend beyond mere vanity. Because crooked teeth, improper jaw positioning, and a misaligned bite can cause a myriad of problems as you age, braces are as much an investment in your oral health as they are a future confidence booster.

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How to Save on Dental Care in 2016

No matter your age, oral health care is always important. In fact, regular dental exams and good oral hygiene can prevent most dental diseases from occurring in the first place. They can also benefit your general health because oral issues, such as bacterial infections, can negatively impact the rest of your body.

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FAQ: Does One Card Really Work For My Entire Family?

Dental bills can add up quickly, especially when you're meeting the dental care needs of a large family. Fortunately, you don't have to pay full price for services such as teeth cleanings, X-rays, root canals, dentures, bridges, and other necessary health care procedures. Carefree Dental allows you to offset your dental care costs with a dental savings plan.

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7 Mobile Apps That Can Aid in Your Oral Health

Mobile apps have taken oral health to an entirely new level. Whether it's a game for kids or access to emergency dental care, your oral health is made far more manageable with these excellent apps.

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9 Ways Baby Boomers Can Feel More Comfortable on Social Media

Baby boomers sometimes struggle becoming familiar with and using social media and related technologies. If you want to reconnect with old acquaintances on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms, the nine strategies outlined below can help you become more comfortable with social media. 

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The Negative Effects of Your Weight-Loss Diet

Updated August 19, 2016

Dieting is a resolution for the new year, or for one of your milestone birthdays, such as the twenty-fifth, thirtieth, fortieth, or fiftieth. We all want to look good and feel great, but it is hard to get those pounds off once they are packed on. With too much to do every day and too little time, exercising and dieting have gone to the wayside, and we need to get back to what is important, our health!

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How to Protect Your Kids From Cavities This Halloween

October 31 when our little monsters dress up for Halloween to go out and do some trick or treating! What is your child going to be for Halloween this year? Do they have a scary costume or a bright, clever costume? Do they only go to places that they know, or are they allowed to go down a street without adult supervision? How much candy do they get to eat on Halloween and the days to follow? This is a critical question for parents as Halloween is the season that brings a lot of children to the dentist.

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How much sugar is in the ever-popular pumpkin foods and drinks?

Pumpkin foods and drinks are great for spreading seasonal cheer, but they’re not always so good for your health. Have you ever wondered what exactly is in everything pumpkin? Find out just how much sugar you’re consuming with each sip of that pumpkin spice latte.

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Dealing with Dental Emergencies on Vacation

Updated August 17, 2016

You are going on vacation! What an exciting, chaotic, and sometimes stressful time. You have a bunch of things that need to happen before you can get to your destination. Do you have the passports? Are the pets scheduled to be boarded in their favorite luxury home away from home? Have you called to stop the mail and the newspaper from being delivered? These are all critical things to remember to do. It is also very important to schedule a visit with your dentist before you go to your destination spot for relaxation and fun in the sun.

Your to-do list is long when you’re planning a vacation. You’re trying to get ahead at work, making sure everyone has the right clothes, and before you know it you’re on your way. One thing that you must put on your list though is a trip to your dentist for a pre-vacation check-up. Here are a few reasons why you should get your dental needs taken care of before your vacation, and how to be prepared for them if they do happen while you’re away.

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What is Gingivitis?

Updated August 19, 2016

Gingivitis, what does that word even mean? Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. It can occur to anyone and especially in those individuals that have poor oral hygiene.

We’ve all heard warnings about gingivitis, but how many of us really know what it is? When you brush and floss carefully, you might ignore finding out information like this because you don’t think you have to worry about it. However, it’s always a good idea to stay informed of dental issues that could arise in the future.

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