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Emergency Dental Care collects treats for Offutt AFB troops

Emergency Dental Care USA will be collecting candy for two units of Offutt Air Force Base personnel during its third annual Halloween Candy Buy Back. The event will take place from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Central Omaha Emergency Dental Care office located at 2605 S. 84th Street. It is sponsored by Michael Obeng, DDS. “We are honored to partner with Offutt Air Force Base for this candy buy back,” Dr. Obeng said. “We are proud … Continue reading

Why to avoid the ER for Dental Emergencies

This year, over 800,000 Americans will end up in the ER for a dental emergency. That number continues to rise each year, and it’s costing a fortune. Florida alone charged $88 million for the 115,000 dental-related emergency room visits in 2010. That averages to $765 per visit, and in a vast majority of cases, they were not able treat the cause of the problem. So on top of a $765 ER bill, the patient was referred to a dentist, where … Continue reading

Use it or Lose it: Get the Most Out of Your Dental Insurance Plan

The last few weeks of the year can be a great time to get dental work done. Most dental plan benefits reset at the beginning of the year, and if you don’t use it – you lose it. Get the most out of your dental insurance plan with these three steps. 1 Find Your MBA. Look at the paperwork you received when you signed up for your dental insurance or go online to find the explanation of your dental benefits. … Continue reading

Aging & Your Teeth

As we age, our mouth can begin to show the wear and tear of everyday life. Below is a list of common ways teeth and gums change with age. Although your risk for these problems increase with age, none of them are guaranteed, and most can be prevented by good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist. Gum Disease – Recent studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest more than 50% of Americans over the … Continue reading