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Study Finds Diabetics Visit the Dentist Less Often

More and more, those with diabetes are disregarding dental check-ups. In fact, a recent study led by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and East Carolina University found that minorities (Blacks and Hispanics) and men are visiting the dentist less often, increasing their risk of gum disease. These results indicate that healthcare providers need to promote and…

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Interpreting Dental Codes

When you go to the dentist for a cleaning, tooth extraction or another service, your dentist’s office uses codes to identity the procedures you received and how much those procedures cost. The billing codes were created by the American Dental Association (ADA), an organization that represents more than 161,000 dentists.   The next time you encounter…

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Water Flossing: Does It Work?

Water flossing devices like Waterpiks have been around since the 1960s. Some people prefer using the devices instead of traditional dental floss. On the other hand, a lot of people concerned about maintaining excellent oral hygiene worry that water flossing devices don’t work as well as regular dental floss.   Before you spend money on…

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ADA Helps to Fight Opioid Epidemic With Call for Prescription Limits

The opioid crisis has been harming communities across the United States for well over a decade. The problem has become so extreme that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency that demanded immediate action.   In March 2018, the American Dental Association (ADA) responded to the continuing crisis with…

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Free Dental Implants

Getting a dental implant isn’t cheap. If you get dental implants, you can expect to spend $3,000 to $5,000 per tooth. Patients have to spend so much money because implants require dental surgery, and implants are designed to match their specific teeth.   Luckily, there are some programs and nonprofits that can help you get free…

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Understanding Cataracts

Cataracts, the clouding of the eye’s lens, are a common eye condition affecting millions of people annually, especially those over age 50. Since cataracts can lead to blindness, it’s important to treat them as quickly as possible. Fortunately, modern medical technology provides surgical options that can not only cure cataracts, but also improve eyesight in…

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Tips on How to Organize Your Coupons Easily and Efficiently

Extreme couponing allows people to save hundreds of dollars each week, and some even come out ahead at the grocery store. Savvy shoppers have stockpiles of items — so much so, they can literally go “shopping” in their own homes. If you love couponing then you know how it is an ideal way of saving…

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Aging Doesn’t Mean Losing Your Vision

Everyone goes through physical changes as their bodies age. Some changes, such as graying hair or loss of elasticity in your skin, are universally expected. Another change that many assume will occur is vision loss, but that expectation isn’t necessarily rooted in fact.     Low Vision Is Not Inevitable   According to the American Academy…

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Coupon Stacking: Get the Most Bang for Your Buck by Pairing Multiple Coupons Together

When you have a family, it is important to save money in any way that you can. A great way to save a lot of money on the essentials that your family needs is to use coupons. Coupons have been used for decades as a way for people to be able to make their money…

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Can Your Phone Predict Your Health?

Today’s smartphones seem like they can do just about anything. Many technology researchers believe that smartphones can do much more than stream high-definition movies and give their owners driving directions.   Smartphones may even have the ability to predict the health of their users.     Social Media Use Could Predict Mental Health Trends  …