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I was wondering if navy offer any help for dental care?

I was wondering if navy offer any help for dental care?

Navy: The navy offers excellent medical and dental benefits. Visit a recruiting office near you to discuss or go online. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dental Care (Definition)

Proper care of your child's teeth and gums includes brushing and rinsing, routine dental exams, and any necessary treatments such as fluoride, extractions, fillings, or ...Read more


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Best dental care routine?

Best dental care routine?

Consistency: Brush at least twice a day. Floss before you brush. Rinse with a Fluoride rinse if you get many cavities. Chew xylitol gum. ...Read more

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What are some dental care policies and how do they work?

What are some dental care policies and how do they work?

Insurance?: Dental care policies can be insurance which pay certain percentages for dental work. Other type of plans are a reduced plan where you pay the dentist directly at a reduced fee, there is a fee schedule for these based on the cost of your policy or premium. ...Read more

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What are the best dental care products?

What are the best dental care products?

Best Dental Products: -toothbrush with a soft bristles and a compact head (should be changed monthly and after recovering from cold, flu, mouth sores, etc.) - toothpaste with Fluoride (change your toothpaste brand and flavor regularly) -floss (preferably not the satin kind) - waterpik for oral irrigation -bacteria fighting mouth rinses -peroxyl mouthwash by colgate for relieving canker sores and/or mouth sores. ...Read more

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Where should I contact for my dental care while I am out of the country?

Where should I contact for my dental care while I am out of the country?

Embassy or consulate: There are liaison personnel in each facility to assist in case you need healthcare. If these are not available, consider a university medical center. ...Read more

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When should I start to be concerned about my baby's dental care?

When should I start to be concerned about my baby's dental care?

Before birth: Bacteria that causes cavities is most often passed from his/her parents. The healthier the mom's gums are, the less risk there is for giving birth to a child that is underweight and/or premature. Even while your child is a fetus, his/her teeth are starting to form. Taking pre-natal vitamins is helpful as well as making sure mom and dad are taking care of their own teeth and gums. ...Read more

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How does being sedated for dental care work?

It works well: 4 ways to get sedated. 1. Nitrous oxide also known as laughing gas. This is really only antianxiety agent. 2. Nucalm- a way to fake your body into sleep mode-also antianxiety method. 3. Oral sedation- pills given to obtain a mild sedative and amnesic state. 4. Iv sedation-mild to moderate conscious sedation and amnesia. Best if a lot of dental care is needed over a short period of time. ...Read more

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What are some of the implications of losing your teeth because you can't afford dental care?

What are some of the implications of losing your teeth because you can't afford dental care?

Digestion: The first step in digestion is the chewing of your food. Loss of teeth compromises this first step! poor digestion results in many GI problems. Nutrition can also be affected. Oral health is essential to overall bodily health! ...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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Please help docs! where can you get dental care for the very poor adult?

Please help docs! where can you get dental care for the very poor adult?

Choices: Reduced fee care available at a university dental school as well as many offices and clinics that accept medicaid. Most dentists offer extended payment plans. Call your local health care clinic and ask for information. I have often wondered, however, how patients could afford expensive computers and expensive internet access, but not personal health care. I guess it's a matter of priorities. ...Read more

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