Archive for August, 2013

Are Your Kids Covered?

Dentist'sChairIn January of 2014, families will have new options for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Beginning this October, state marketplaces will be available to help you find a suitable plan your family can afford. The “Marketplace” is run by the state and simplifies your search for health coverage by gathering everything in one place.

California’s marketplace, Covered California, will provide everything from side-by-side price comparisons to the ability for eligible families to use tax credits in order to lower costs. One thing that will be missing, however, is pediatric dental care coverage under general health care plans.

According to a Southern California Public Radio station, KPCC, this lapse in children’s dental care will push up costs for the quarter of a million children who are expected to get insurance through the California exchange. (more…)

August 21, 2013 at 6:46 am Leave a comment

7 Fun Facts about Braces

bracesMoms and dads, braces have evolved since your teenage days when you rocked the metal smile! Many kids today look forward to wearing them. Here are some fun facts about braces that will help explain why:

  1. Some braces are invisible, and not because they’re clear, but because they’re inserted behind the teeth!
  2. Braces can change color. The rubber bands used with braces now come in an array of hues that can be changed with each appointment. Kids can coordinate the color of their bands with their changing moods, school colors, or even a particular holiday.
  3. The first day of wearing braces typically is the most uncomfortable, more so than at any subsequent tightening, and even those initial 24 hours are much less painful than they used to be, because… (more…)

August 5, 2013 at 9:00 am Leave a comment


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