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Dental Insurance For Dummies

Need to get on your soap box about the cost of health care these days? Get in line.

When it comes to dental care, it’s not much different.

Believe it or not, I hold issue with many of the same things you do.

Except . . .

I have something to add that I don’t see a lot of people doing.

Talking solutions instead of problems

So, just for kicks, humor me. Hear me out.

I hate the dentist. I don’t have the time. I don’t have the money. I’m too scared.

If I had a penny dollar (inflation) for every time I’ve heard that in my practice, well .  . .  I wouldn’t be too rich, because we are pretty gung-ho about prevention and I like to keep things pretty conservative. And I’m not talking politics, people.

But I HAVE heard all the above statements all around-from other folks, in magazines, even online.

Since the topic is dental insurance, today I’m going to tackle the “I don’t have the money” statement.

So I’m throwing my tip in the solutions jar.

The $5 Dental Insurance Plan

Not everyone will qualify, but every one can use it. Let me explain.

Drum roll please……

                          I shelled out a lot of $ for this work of art. You’re welcome.

Before you scoff, think about it. This plan is über basic. So basic, that for some of you it might insult your intelligence. But believe it or not, for others, it may open a door.


This plan may not pay for an extreme makeover, but it can save you thousands and keep you from seeing me too often.

There are a LOT of people who are too _____ (insert excuse here, such as busy, lazy, tired) to even brush their teeth twice a day and floss once a day. And this is probably the single most effective daily regimen you can follow to maintain oral health. Yes, you can get fancy and get an electric toothbrush (actually, I love those; use ’em if you can). But if you are too whatever to even do the basics, the next time your skipped check-up leads to a big cavity leads to a root canal, you don’t have a tooth to stand on.

Will it guarantee that you will never get another cavity and reside forever in toothtopia? Heck no.

But it sure does put the odds in your favor

So if you’re open to being proactive about your own health and making smart decisions like eating healthier, exercising, managing your stress, etc., add regular brushing and flossing to your list.

It’s all connected folks, and taking charge of your self is the best insurance.

Agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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7 Pearls Of Transcen’dental’ Wisdom

1. The fastest way to brighten your day: SMILE. 

2. Beauty without health is like a song without a melody.

3. The Floss Police does not exist (but do it anyways).

4. Everything you do to take care of your body, matters. Even the little things.

5. You can speak “smile” in any language.

6. Conquering your fear: priceless.

7. No smile is too white for that delectable glass of red or a lovely cup of coffee 🙂

Do you have more pearls to add to this list? Tell us in the comments below!

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Warning! This Post Is Green!

Growing up, I used to love Sesame Street.

I still remember Kermit the Frog saying, “It’s not easy being green.”

But while being green may not be easy, going green doesn’t have to be hard.

So the next time you do yoga (to feel in sync with your spirit) while sitting in the dark (to conserve energy), here are some points to ponder:

1. Ditch the bottled water

Fluoride is in, folks! And those plastic bottles of water don’t have any. So get yourself a reusable bottle (and they make ’em so pretty these days), fill it with tap or filtered water.  Save the planet, your moolah and your teeth in one fell swoop.

2. I need that toothbrush, STAT.

Your old toothbrush can do a lot of things before it hits the landfill. Use it to clean your costume jewelry, your faucets, stains, your appliances, in between your tiles . . . even your cheese grater.

 3. You want me floss what??

While the best place for floss is in between your teeth (no, NOT the bathroom drawer), you can go into MacGyver mode and get creative. Floss can be used to hang frames, secure climbing plants, replace your fishing line if cut and it makes a great makeshift clothesline.

This is, by no means, the end to a long list of a little something we can ALL do to be a little kinder to Mother Earth.

Earth Day is April 22nd-let’s all put a drop in and make an ocean for a better planet, and we don’t have to move mountains to do it.

Thoughts? Want to add to the list? Share in the comments!

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