The Amazing, Disappearing Dental Insurance Benefits!

invisible manThe holidays are coming!

*rings bell*

Crowds of people run screaming down snow-covered streets.

It happens every year, and yet every year we feel as though we’re blind sighted, attacked by an unexpected intruder. So much preparation: the shopping, the cooking, the envelope-licking. Well guess what? Dental insurance providers are taking advantage of your self-induced insanity to slip out of the back door unnoticed.

We’re on to you dental insurance! And we won’t be fooled.

*Petrificus Totalus*

(Dang. Still working on our spell-casting skills.)

Here’s why we’re adding dental appointments to our list of holiday to-dos: Continue reading The Amazing, Disappearing Dental Insurance Benefits!

It Must Be In the Water!

Fluoride is a79168479 tooth’s best friend, and today, we know a lot about how this essential mineral works to strengthen our smiles. Kids and adults alike benefit from the positive effects of fluoride treatments, so much so that it is present in our toothpaste, dental rinses, and even our water supply. As a matter of fact, it’s so common for cities to fluoridate their water, most of us don’t even think about it. But just when and where did this helpful practice start?

In the 1930’s, we began to discover the oral health benefits of fluoride and how it could prevent tooth decay. City governments started discussing the possibility of adding fluoride to the drinking water supply as a way to provide entire populations with safe, effective doses of the mineral. Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first metropolitan area to offer fluoridated water to its residents in 1945. After studying the program for nearly six years, researchers found a striking reduction in cavities for Grand Rapids children. Today, more than 72% of the U.S. population is served by fluoridated water systems. Continue reading It Must Be In the Water!