Affordable Dental Coverage with Spirit Dental

Recently while shopping for new health insurance for my family I found that most plans include dental and vision for children ages 19 and under, however, they did not include adult benefits. Adults need dental and vision benefits also, wouldn’t you agree?

Affordable dental care is something that’s always on every adult’s mind at one time or another. Whether you’re single or have a family with kids, dental work can set you back. Dental work in general isn’t cheap. Even the simplest thing like cleaning can be expensive, and when you get into major work like crowns, bridges, implants, and the like, you’re looking at thousands of dollars. That’s thousands out of pocket if you don’t have insurance.

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A Guide to Common Pediatric Dental Problems

Your child’s smile can light up your whole day. As a parent, you want to see a happy, healthy smile for years to come, and that’s why you have a vested interest in the state of your children’s teeth. In addition to helping your kids develop good oral hygiene habits, it’s vital that you be aware of the symptoms and possible effects of the most common pediatric dental issues, and that you learn about the options for preventing and treating these problems. 

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How to Keep Your Little One’s Teeth Healthy During the Holidays

The holiday season can lead to multiple dental health issues for children, but you can prevent problems with the proper methods. As the holiday season approaches, you must make sure that your children use these tips for keeping their teeth healthy and gums in the best condition.

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A Parent’s Checklist For Children’s Oral Health

It’s never too early to start thinking about your child’s dental health. The foundation of proper pediatric dental care begins well before your child loses his or her first tooth. As a parent, it’s important to understand the elements of proper dental care at every stage of your child’s development. Even though baby teeth aren’t meant to last, they deserve to be treated with the same level of care as permanent teeth. Healthy baby teeth are extremely important to your child’s oral health later in life.

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Important Things to Teach Your Kids about Dental Care

Whether you brush as much as you should or not, you still want to pass along good dental hygiene habits to your kids. After all, a clean, healthy smile can help boost their confidence, help prevent other diseases, and even help them land that great job in the future. How do you take something you do regularly and break it down so your kids can understand it, though? Here are a few of the most important things to teach your kids about brushing their teeth.

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4 Reasons Children as Young as 7 Years Old Should Visit the Orthodontist

Contributed by Hannah Whittenly 

When you have children, there are all kinds of expenses to keep in mind. One of the biggest is their oral health. Even before their teeth come in, you should be thinking about them getting braces. Here are four reasons children as young as seven should visit the orthodontist.
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5 Ways to Help Your Child Stay Calm at the Dentist

Fear of the dentist is a very common form of anxiety for children to have. Fear of the dentist may keep some children from getting the dental care they need. If your child gets anxious at the dentist, there are several things you can do to help keep them calm during their visit.

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5 Bad Dental Habits Your Kids Need to Break Today

Guest post contributed by Lizzie Weakley

 Taking care of the teeth is an important aspect of life that you have to start your kids on early. The following are five bad dental habits that your kids may be involved in, and you need to stop them from indulging in them right now.
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