Archive for November, 2015

CMS Proposes Changes To SHOP Exchange Expanding Dental Coverage Options.

CMS Proposes Changes To SHOP Exchange Expanding Dental Coverage Options. In a broader piece reporting that on Friday CMS proposed changes for “health plans sold on the federal insurance marketplace in 2017,” Modern Healthcare (11/20, Herman, Dickson, Subscription Publication) reported that the CMS also proposed changes to the Small Business Health Options program starting January […]

MISSING TEETH?

Dental restoration technology has come an incredible way in the past decade. Instead of merely using things like crowns, dentures and bridges to supplement teeth that have been lost due to extensive damage or accidents, teeth can be replaced with dental implants. To learn what this advanced type of tooth restoration can do for you, […]

Why do teeth turn yellow with age?

Q. Why do teeth turn yellow with age? Is there any way to prevent it? A. Besides the cumulative effect of the many external causes of tooth discoloration over a lifetime, there are at least two structural changes that make teeth more likely to appear yellow as someone grows older. These are the gradual thinning […]

Study Finds Nearly 40% Of British Soccer Players Suffer From Dental Decay.

Study Finds Nearly 40% Of British Soccer Players Suffer From Dental Decay. The AFP (11/3, Hood) reports that a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine finds that “nearly 40 percent of professional football players in Britain have rotted teeth, in some cases serious enough to affect performance on the pitch.” Lead […]

Trendy Diets May Negatively Impact Oral Health.

The Dallas Morning News (11/3, Jacobs) reports that “diets that many consider healthy — liquid cleanses, low-carb diets like Atkins or Paleo, vegan or raw diets — may not always be so healthy for the teeth and gums.” Connie Mobley, associate dean of research at the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Nevada, […]