Month: November 2012

Use or lose your dental insurance benefits by end of year

It’s that time of the year again to call your dentist to discuss any end-of-the-year deadlines for using your dental insurance coverage. Taking a few minutes to make this important call could save you a lot of money. Here’s why: While some dental insurance policies cover basic cleanings every six months, others cover two cleanings …

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Ancient dentistry: Beeswax filling may be the first dental work

Archaeologists may have discovered evidence of the first dental work ever performed on a human. While examining a 6500-year-old human jawbone, scientists noticed traces of what appeared to be a simple filling in a clearly decayed and cracked tooth. Using a variety of tests, researchers were able to conclude in a journal article that the filling was made of …

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