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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience in Dentistry
Healthy teeth: Criteria for healthy teeth: 1) good oral hygiene, 2) no cavities, 3) no gum disease, 4) good occlusion, 5) good periodontal support (the alveolar bone ... Read More

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Dr. Thomas Marxen
35 years experience in Periodontics
Systemic = many sys.: Many dental infections can spread to the entire body. Tooth infections and gum infections can spread throughout the body to the heart, brain, and othe ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Lots of ways.: You could save up ahead of time, purchase Dental Insurance, apply to a third party carrier such as Care Credit, ask Dentist if they offer extended ter ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dapper
35 years experience in Dentistry
Tooth loss: Diabetes can accelerate the effects of periodontal disease and tooth loss. Periodontal care is paramount mitigating its affect on the oral cavity.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: At least every other year in your age group, to be sure nothing creeping up on you, std/diet/ general health education and answer any question youhave ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Sometimes: Some dental insurance plans cover only basic preventive care. Other plans cover as much as 80% of the usual and customary fee for even the most sophi ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience in Dentistry
Apples/Oranges: Obama care (affordable care act) is a legislative initiative to make private insurance available to more people. If you go to healthcare.Gov you will ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
Dnt think so: Firehoues lack the proper facilities to reeve healthcare needs. A better choice would be small community clinics which were purpose-built.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience in Travel Medicine
The Web: Purchasing an individual international health policy is easy and affordable. Don't forget to includ the option for evacuation or repatriation in the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Depends on you.: It depends on what you want and how much you will do to get it. If this is what you wanted to do for a long time, you will likely feel very strongly ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Dental benefits: Most employers do not provide dental in their basic health plans.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience in General Practice
Enamel: If you are referring to the edges of the front teeth being transparent, this is usually due to the natural transparency of enamel. Also, severely wor ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
10 years experience in Dentistry
Yes but: Gingivitis can be addressed with a regular dental cleaning. However, the real prevention comes with routine home care that includes proper brushing 2x ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience in Dentistry
Check specific plan: Regular health insurance does not usually cover the cost of dentures, possibly if accident related and then very doubtful .What type of health insura ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
35 years experience in Dentistry
Dental assistant: A dental hygienist must complete 2 years of training and receive a degree at a recognized dental hygiene school, which is often associated with a dent ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Mangold
13 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Of Course: Fixing foot problems prevents disability, keeping people active, healthy, and productive for longer. Diabetic foot care helps prevent amputation and ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Med. school: Being one, I attended medical school, then residency training program, then fellowship to specialize in Psychiatry.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
Usually: Depends on your particular coverage just how much, but all I know of has some coverage for an extraction. Check with your representative. Good Luck.
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Poor dental hygiene does not increase the cholesterol in your body. However, poor dental hygiene causes increased inflammation, especially in the bloo ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience in Dentistry
Online: http://www.nyc.gov/html/hia/html/resources/community.shtml this link shows all the community health centers around ny. The national health service is ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience in General Practice
No: Usually once a tooth has a filling it is useless to apply a sealant. Most fillings occupy the same area on a tooth that the sealant would go in.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Kirsh
35 years experience in Family Medicine
NO: Health insurance should cover mental health services because most states have parity laws. But insurance dependents on premiums, benefits and exclusio ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kayvon Javid
19 years experience in Dentistry
PREVENTION : Every one gets cavities. Done properly, sealants are a great way to prevent cavities.
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