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Dental Insurance – What is that?

Why Dental Insurance isn’t Really Insurance
 – I know it sounds odd, but dental insurance isn’t insurance at all, it is an employee benefit. 
What’s the difference? Insurance is designed to pay for catastrophic events, benefits are designed to make treatment more affordable. If we get life insurance, the insurance company doesn’t show us two…

Dental Benefits – 5 Tips to Consider

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What Should I Consider when Choosing a Dental Insurance Plan?

 Choosing a Dental Insurance Plan can be confusing. With so many choices, how do you know which plan is right for you and your family? 
Olympia Hills Family Dental is here to help you confidently choose a plan that is right for you. 
Here are…

About Ergonomic Toothbrush Handles

Categories: Dental Tips & News

While the modern toothbrush may have been introduced in 1938,  how you actually go about brushing hasn’t changed much since that time. But the toothbrush itself has evolved quite a bit. Now, you can buy ergonomic toothbrushes in many different styles. Ergonomics is the science behind making products more efficient.  So when you have so…

Best Toothbrushes Comparison

Categories: Dental Tips & News

Many patients ask us, “What is better? A manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush?” Here is the information we have on best toothbrushes. The important thing to remember is that a toothbrush’s main purpose is to remove dental plaque. Dental plaque causes gingivitis or gum inflammation. The toothpaste you use should include fluoride as one of its main…

Diabetes Oral Health

Categories: Dental Tips & News

Probably one of the most common diseases among us is diabetes. Diabetes affects nearly 24 million children and adults in the U.S. With diabetes being such a prevalent disease, I thought it would be beneficial to address how diabetes affects the mouth – diabetes oral health Diabetic patients are at a higher risk for gum problems (gingivitis,…

Dental Mini Implants Can Help Make a Difference

Categories: Dental Tips & News

I had the opportunity to sit down with a patient who is very unhappy with her existing lower denture. She has had it for a year and has had to have it realigned multiple times throughout the year. Nothing we could do or what the previous dentist could do could help her out. Our patient…

Dental Sealants for Kids

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I have been working with the San Antonio Public Health Department for awhile. One of my assignments is to go to some of the public elementary schools in the area and provide dental sealants for kids. This has been a wonderful opportunity for them as they are able to receive a great dental service and…

“Bad Sugar”

Categories: Dental Tips & News

It’s pretty much common knowledge that sugar causes tooth decay. Given this, it would then follow that if you want to avoid tooth decay you should avoid sugar. Sounds simple, right?  But really, it just isn’t very practical. Sugar is everywhere in the American diet thereby making it difficult to avoid completely. So, what is the…

Tip to Avoid Tooth Sensitivity

Categories: Dental Tips & News

One of the most common concerns I hear from my patients is “Doctor, my teeth are very sensitive.” However, an exam often reveals a healthy mouth with no obvious reasons for the complaint.  Tooth sensitivity is a problem. So what is going on here? The answer may be surprising. It’s your toothpaste! The chemicals in…

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