Archive for July, 2011

What’s the Big Deal about Baby Teeth?

When facing the decision to invest in restoring decayed primary teeth, I am often asked the legitimate question by parents. “Why should we put money into the baby teeth? Aren’t they just going to come out anyway?” Primary teeth are smaller and less durable than permanent teeth which have much thicker enamel and larger roots. […]

Dental Insurance 201

In my last column I explained the difference between medical “insurance” and dental “benefits.” Understanding this is critical. The next step is to find out just exactly what benefits you have. It is important for you, the policy holder, to obtain this information from the insurance carrier or the human resources department at your work. […]

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