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Dental Insurance On The Rise

The number of people with dental insurance is rising nation wide.  That is especially true in the Oregon.  More than 48% of all Americans.  That amounts to about 113 million currently covered by private dental insurance plans.  That is a tremendous increase from 30 years ago when only about 12 million people where covered by dental insurance.  Consequently, people have healthier teeth, less tooth decay and belong to a preventive care program.

Taking care of dentures

Oregon seniors need to take care of their dentures just like they take care of their teeth.  All surfaces of your dentures need to be cleaned daily wit a brush applying soap or detergent with water.  When not in sure they should be placed in water.  Clean the water out daily.

If you are wearing your dentures for the first time, your dentist will usually sit you down and explain the following:

  • Your dentures will feel strange when you first use them.  Especially when you eat.  So cut your food into small pieces.
  • Your dentures will make your mouth less sensitive to hot foods and liquids.
  • It will also make it more difficult for you to notice things like bones while you are chewing so be careful at first.

Most dentures are covered under self employed dental insurance plains include Medicare.  Just check with your insurance company when the time comes when you will need to get them.