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Find cheap retiree dental plan?

Find cheap retiree dental plan?

AARP: Contact aarp and they do have a reduced fee dental plan., or google reduced dental fee plan for your area. ...Read more

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Bad Breath (Definition)

A foul odor from the mouth. Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with ...Read more


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Anyone deal with international health & dental insurance?

Anyone deal with international health & dental insurance?

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 event of a severe illness or injury. Two reputable companies are sos int & medex. (see the cdc for more information) many people are surprise at how inexpensive the insurance is. ...Read more

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Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

I suspect not: You have to have id to be properly cared for. If you do not have the proper id - they will attempt to bill you or your insurance. ...Read more

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Community health centers vs. Private practice abortion clinics?

Community health centers vs. Private practice abortion clinics?

? of funding: Check into the availability of community health clinic and whether they are funded to provide therapeutic abortion. ...Read more

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How are dental assistant and dental hygenist different?

How are dental assistant and dental hygenist different?

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 dental school. A dental assistant is not required to have training through a school or college, although it is recommended. Some dentists can train the assistant on their own, assuming they have time in a busy day. Continuing ed is a must for both. ...Read more

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Are there any free psychiatric services in broward county florida?

Are there any free psychiatric services in broward county florida?

Cmhc's: Community mental health centers get funding for free services for individuals with limited means. Try them first. ...Read more

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Surrogacy medical fees and legal fees are how much?

Surrogacy medical fees and legal fees are how much?

Broad range: Surrogacy is expensive and ranges from $40k - $100k or more. Price shopping is worthwhile but hard to pinpoint because surrogates all have custom made contracts with intended parents. I believe the key to success is the legal contract, so make sure of attny who helps. Get everything spelled out and make sure it is complete. Laws vary between states - use state where baby will be born. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could medicare pay for dental care for adults in georgia?

Could medicare pay for dental care for adults in georgia?

Medicare: Check with your local dental society (located in yellow pages under dentists or google it). They can guide you. Also some hospitals have clinics you may qualify for. Some local private dental offices may also accept medicare. ...Read more

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Could hospitals deal with dental emergencies?

Could hospitals deal with dental emergencies?

Yes: If someone has a bad enough toothache that cannot get in to see a dentist, which is usually going to be on a weekend, an emergency room will see them. This type of severe tooth pain usually means there is an abscess from an infected tooth. In addition to the pain, there may be swelling. An emergency dr. Will probably prescribe antibiotics and give instructions to see a dentist asap. ...Read more

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Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?

Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?

Medicare: Medicare is a federal government-funded health insurance program for elderly & disabled. MassHealth is MA's Medicaid, which is run by states for those w/lower incomes. Check out https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ for health insurance options as mandated by Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. ...Read more

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Can professional dental cleaning cure gingavitis?

Can professional dental cleaning cure gingavitis?

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 a day and flossing. For severe cases of gingivitis, you may consider a mouth wash to supplement your home care. A dentist will evaluate the severity of your gingivitis and help you create a plan for getting it all under control. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Dental experts! what is the difference between dental hygienist & orthodontic assistant?

Dental experts! what is the difference between dental hygienist & orthodontic assistant?

See below: A hygienist is trained to clean teeth. An assistant is trained to aid the dr in his/her treatment of the patient. ...Read more

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Which doctors who fix gum recession?

Which doctors who fix gum recession?

Periodontists: Periodontists are dental specialists who have gone through 3 or more years of specialty/residency training after dental school, for proper treatmnt of all arrays of periodontal diseases, dental implants, and soft and hard tissue reconstruction in oral cavity. ...Read more

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Medical insurance : how to cover cost of ER visits but don't have medical insurance?

Medical insurance : how to cover cost of ER visits but don't have medical insurance?

Must have insurance: E.R. Care and hospital care is so expensive in the U.S. That only the wealthy can afford it without insurance. Many people go bankrupt or nearly bankrupt if they have a significant illness with a prolonged (>2 weeks) hospital stay, because the hundreds of thousands of dollars is paid by themselves. When the money runs out, patients can get medicaid-type (medical in california) health "insurance". ...Read more

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My reputable dental insurance provided a list of many local professionals who identify as periodontists but are not American Academy of Periodontology members. Should I pay more (out of pocket) for AAP members? Or can I trust my insurance company?

My reputable dental insurance provided a list of many local professionals who identify as periodontists but are not American Academy of Periodontology members.  Should I pay more (out of pocket) for AAP members?  Or can I trust my insurance company?

Trust?: Insurance companies have little or no interest in finding you the best dental specialists. They check on basic credentials generally. I would combine both your own independent search of highly competent and respected specialists in your area and hopefully at least one will accept your insurance. ...Read more

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We all know expensive dental procedures can be, that is why most employees barely over this.Do dentists offer sliding scale or installment options?

We all know expensive dental procedures can be, that is why most employees barely over this.Do dentists offer sliding scale or installment options?

Depends: Some do and some don't. You have to ask about that at the time you call the dental office. Many offices offer care credit which allows someone to pay for their dental care over a period of time with no interest. Also dental schools and some clinics offer a sliding scale. You may have to call around a bit... But be careful about things that sound too good to be true. You may get what you pay for. ...Read more

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How can low income people with no dental insurance get care for their teeth?

How can  low income people with no dental insurance get care for their teeth?

Health department: There are likely clinics in your area that will take payment based on your income or maybe even no cost to you. You can not treat this on your own and it is not safe for you to ignore it. Please find help.... Good luck. ...Read more

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How is halitosis diagnosed?

People tell you: Most of the time other people will tell you or offer you mints and gum a lot. You can't smell your own bad breath. Proper brushing and flossing daily and seeing the dentist every 6 months will go a long way toward curing your halitosis. You must floss to remove food debris and plaque, brush the tongue thoroughly. The tongue is like a carpet for bacteria to thrive on. Halitosis has multiple causes. ...Read more

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Are there any tests for halitosis?

Are there any tests for halitosis?

Yes, but not needed: Halitosis (bad breath) after certain foods or drinks occurs for several reasons. Chemicals from some foods/drinks diffuse into the flesh in the mouth and throat. These chemicals (odors) keep coming out into the breath for many hours. Some foods/drinks cause odors when in the stomach. Some substances stick to the teeth. Special tests for "gases" are not needed, as the odor is usually obvious. ...Read more

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Could 'chronic halitosis' be cured totally?

Could 'chronic halitosis' be cured totally?

Halitosis: The key to "curing" any chronic health issue is to determine the etiology of the problem. Halitosis may be caused by periodontal disease that should be treated by a good dentist and/or hygienist. In addition, halitosis can be caused by gastric issues that are unresolved, and sometimes by a persistent sinus infection or post-nasal drip. Make an appointment soon to determine the cause and remedy! ...Read more

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Is halitosis contagious?

Is halitosis contagious?

Depends on the cause: Depends upon what is the cause. Three common causes of halitosis that are not contagious: 1) sinus infection 2) stomach acids (heartburn) 3) improper brushing of teeth and tongue. Halitosis due to gingivitis or periodontitis is contagious. Avoid kissing and sharing utensils. Tip: parents should never share spoons and forks with toddlers because you could give them cavities. ...Read more

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How to treat halitosis that keeps recurring?

How to treat halitosis that keeps recurring?

Different ways: If halitosis is caused from plaque buildup and bacteria buildup in your mouth you need to use mouthwash that kills the bacteria, use a tongue scraper and brush and floss your teeth thoroughly. If the halitosis is caused from a lung condition or a gastrointestinal condition then you need to see your physician and find out why. ...Read more

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Docs, could 'chronic halitosis' be cured totally?

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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How to get rid of halitosis?

How to get rid of halitosis?

See a dentist: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath (nose and throat/mouth), or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth and gum disease. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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What bacteria cause halitosis?

What bacteria cause halitosis?

Many: There are several strains of bacteria (check out the web) that can cause halitosis/bad breath.) Halitosis is common is usually caused by an accumulation of bacteria in the mouth as a result of gum disease, food, or plaque. Some people are more prone to have halitosis, regardless of how well they clean. Do your best, and brush the tongue too. ...Read more

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Does postnasal drip cause halitosis?

Yes, it can.: Postnasal drip can create a malodorous breath. The excessive mucous flow can promote bacterial growth and that usually will smell bad. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of halitosis?

What are ways to get rid of halitosis?

Determine the cause: Then start care. Your halitosis may be coming from periodontal problems, cavities, infections, or acid reflux. Once the cause is determined then treatment can be instituted. ...Read more

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How can a person get rid off halitosis?

How can a person get rid off halitosis?

Find cause: If from poor oral hygiene than see a dentist-if from ethnic foods stop or brush and rinse after eating.If from acid reflux medications and decrease in caffeine products are indicated. ...Read more

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How long does halitosis treatment take?

Depends on the cause: Halitosis has multiple causes and therefore multiple treatments. If it is caused by poor dentition (bad teeth) treatment can take a while until the teeth and gums are healthy. If its from infected tonsils it could be short with just antibiotics or longer requiring tonsillectomy. If its from reflux (stomach juice coming up) it requires diet, lifestyle modification and medication. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics used to treat halitosis?

Are antibiotics used to treat halitosis?

Yes: Halitosis is caused by odor producing bacteria, so the answer to your question is yes, we use antibiotics, both locally and systemically to treat bacteria and eliminate halitosis. ...Read more

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What foods and drinks prevent halitosis?

What foods and drinks prevent halitosis?

Prevent halitosis: In general, eat a healthy, balanced diet and regular meals. A serving of yogurt per day is helpful to prevent halitosis, as are carrots, apples, celery, melons, berries and citrus fruits. Herbs such as cardamom, rosemary, eucalyptus, coriander can be steeped in a tea or chewed on fresh. Parsley works as well. ...Read more

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Como solucionar un problema grave de halitosis?

Visita tu dentista.: La causa mas común de el mal aliento es la cavidad oral o boca. Caries, gingivitis, periodontitis (enfermedad de las encías), son algunas de las causas mas comunes. Saca una cita con un dentista para que te haga un examen completo. Otras causas de halitosis pueden ser sinusitis, problemas con la garganta y o el estomago. ...Read more

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Is any proper and permanent remedy of halitosis or bad breath?

Is any proper and permanent remedy of halitosis or bad breath?

Find cause: Hallitosis can be a disheartening issue for many. To answer whether there is permanent remedy is impossible if the cause of it is unknown. The most common causes of halitosis are gastroesophageal reflux, chronic pharyngitis/rhinitis, poor dentition and poor oral hygiene, but in most cases it is unknown. It appears to change a lot in most people (some days you have it and then it goes away). ...Read more

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Should i take chlorophyll once a day to combat chronic halitosis?

Better choices: There are more effective ways to treat halitosis. It usually comes from the mouth and can be an indication of gum disease or it may be helped by scrapping your tongue. If you have not done so, see a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I just want to know if there is any strong toothpastes or mouthwashes that i could use for halitosis?

I just want to know if there is any strong toothpastes or mouthwashes that i could use for halitosis?

Oral hygiene: You don't need a stronger toothpaste or mouthwash. You need to work with your dentist, mechanically remove bacteria from your mouth by brushing, flossing and cleaning your tongue with a tongue scraper or brush. Xylitol gum or mints will help remove some bacteria. ...Read more

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Clinics (Definition)

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