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Patient Privacy Practices

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal program that requires all medical/dental records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by us in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally, are kept properly confidential. This Act gives you, the patient, significant rights to understand and control how your health information is used. HIPAA provides penalties to covered entities that misuse personal health information.

Bearable Dentistry may use and disclose your medical records for each of the following purposes:

  • TREATMENT means providing, coordinating or managing health care and related services by one or more health care providers. This includes exchanging information with referring offices.
  • PAYMENT applies to such activities as obtaining payment or reimbursement for services, billing or collection activities and utilization review.
  • HEALTH CARE OPERATIONS include managing your Electronic Medical Record to facilitate diagnostic medical consultations with participating physicians, dentists, oral surgeons and associated facilities. It also includes conducting quality assessment and improvement activities, auditing functions, cost-management analysis and customer service.

We may contact you to provide information about our services or other health-related services that may be of interest to you.

You have the right to ask for restrictions on the ways we use and disclose your helath information for treatment, payment and health care operations. You may also request that we limit our disclosures to persons assisting your care. We will consider your request, but are not required to accept it.

You have the right to request that you receive communications containing your protected health information from us by alternative means or at alternative locations. For example, you may ask that we only contact you at home or by mail.

If you believe that information in your records is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to ask us to correct the existing information or add missing information. Under certain circumstances we may deny your request, such as when the information is accurate and complete.

A summary of the Bearable Dentistry PLLC Privacy Practices is offered to every new patient and is available to anyone requesting a copy. Please report any concerns to the Bearable Dentistry Office Manager.

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Use It Or Lose It

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use it or lose itDoes your dental insurance benefit expire on December 31st? Many dental benefit plans renew on January first and unused benefits may be lost forever. Maybe your dental insurance is provided by your employer as part of your compensation package. Or, if you have an individual plan, you’re paying a monthly premium for that coverage. Either way, taking full use of your plan may mean seeing the dentist one last time in December. Give us a call to make an appointment! Bearable Dentistry (208)882-3214.

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SECONDHAND SMOKE HAS DENTAL CONSEQUENCES

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We’ve know for some time that cigarette smoke is harmful to non-smokers too. A team of researchers at Kyoto University in Japan have linked secondhand smoke to increased dental decay in children. According to a study recently concluded in Japan, children living with smokers were more than twice as likely to develop dental caries (cavities) at 3-years of age than those who lived in non-smoking households. This is consistent with previous studies which show that infants exposed to secondhand smoke at 4-months old seem more likely to develop cavities by 3 years of age.

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DENTISTS: The First Line of Defense

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Many people see their dentist or dental hygienist more frequently than their personal physician. That means seeing your dentist may be the first to discover a person has oral cancer. Your Bearable Dentistry dentist includes an oral cancer screening in each comprehensive dental exam. According to ADA spokeswoman Dr Alice Boghosian “oral and throat cancers are on the rise”. Te human papillomavirus (HPV) may be a contributing cause in the increase of oral cancers. Other risk factors include alcohol and tobacco use. Be sure to speak to your Bearable Dentistry dental professional about your risk factors.

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The Bad News About Soft Drinks

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The Renegade Pharmacist has some interesting ideas of what soft drinks do to one’s body. This article will share some of those thoughts with you and give you some food for thought the next time you reach for your favorite sweetened beverage.

In its coverage of The Renegade Pharmacist’s infographics, which went viral, The New York Daily News wrote, “the beverage wreaks havoc on the body, according to the graphic, releasing an excess of dopamine and leaving the individual dehydrated, sluggish, irritable and craving more.” The infographic mentions the drink’s ten teaspoons of sugar, and the phosphoric acid, which is added to make the sweetness more appealing.

Substituting diet soda pop isn’t necessarily any better. Another infographic on The Renegade Pharmacist states “within the first 20 minutes of consuming a can of diet soda, your teeth’s enamel is attacked and your body releases insulin, which causes the body to store fat.” You can find the infographics describing the effects of soft drinks and other beverages on the website: therenegadepharmacist.com

 

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DENTAL BENEFITS 101

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Dental Insurance 101Dental insurance can be frustrating and confusing. Most people associate the word “insurance” with the concept of protection. Insurance is supposed to safeguard us from unexpected large expenses. But, what we call “dental INSURANCE”  actually works more like a discount coupon than a form of insurance. That’s because, unlike car accidents, house fires and even medical needs, dental expenses are fairly predictable over time. Seeing the dentist twice yearly is recommended to maintain optimal dental health. The concept is: you take care of your teeth and they will take care of you”. So rather than protecting you from unexpected costs, dental plans are designed to help you with those expenses that are rather easy to anticipate. Because of this relative predictability, most dental insurance companies know what their claims experience will be, and can sell plans based on that premise. Many dental plans will pay for all or most of the twice yearly cleaning and dental exam you receive. That’s because they are relatively inexpensive and save costs in the long run by promoting good dental health. Other benefits vary widely. Many plans will pay half the cost for a crown and exclude more expensive yet highly beneficial services entirely. Many times there is a deductible that you must pay prior to receiving any benefits, and an annual maximum amount that your insurance will pay.

The Bearable Dentistry dentists understand that patients are working within a budget and do their best to help them navigate their policies to a workable solution. Once the dentist makes his diagnosis, our staff will prepare an estimate which outlines, to the best of our ability, your out of pocket expense for each recommended procedure. Remember that our priority is always YOUR dental health and cannot allow an insurance company’s rule to dictate your treatment needs.

Bearable Dentistry employees a full-time insurance coordinator who works with dental insurance companies and patients. Since each plan differs, we depend upon the patient to understand the limitations of their policy. Contact your insurance company directly for full details about your plan.  You will find a customer service phone number on the back of your card. And, many companies office comprehensive plan information on their website.

It’s a system that’s far from ideal, but there is one bright spot: all parties — your employers, the insurance company, your dentist, and you — all favor prevention. So if you have a plan that will pay for a twice (or even once) a year exam, use it to help stay healthy and avoid costlier treatments down the road.

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SCALING AND ROOT PLANING

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Has your dentist recommended that you receive treatment called “scaling and root planning”? Scaling and root planning is a deep cleaning below the gumline used to treat gum disease.

Gum disease is caused by a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Plaque is always forming on your teeth, but if they aren’t cleaned well, the bacteria in plaque can cause your gums to become inflamed. Once the gums are irritated, they pull away from your teeth and form gaps called “pockets”. Plaque becomes trapped in these pockets and cannot be removed with regular brushing. Gone untreated, gum disease could lead to bone and tooth loss.

If gum disease is diagnosed early and hasn’t damaged the structures supporting your teeth, a thorough professional cleaning may be sufficient to halt the advance of gum disease. If the pockets are too deep, scaling and root planing may be necessary.

Scaling and root planing is a 2-step process. Your hygienist removes all the plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) above and below the gumline, making sure to clean all the way down to the bottom of the pocket. The hygienist then begins root planing which smoothes out your teeth roots to help you gums reattach to your teeth. Scaling and root planing may take more than one visit to complete. And, the hygienist may use anesthetic to make the process more pleasant.

Good dental care at home is essential to help keep gum disease from becoming more serious. Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft brush. Clean between your teeth daily, eat a balanced diet, avoid using tobacco and visit your dentist regularly.

Your Bearable Dentistry dentist and hygienist can help you care for your teeth so that you can have a smile to last your lifetime!

 

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Healthy Mouths, Healthy Kids

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You can help your child prevent cavities and have healthy teeth to last their lifetime! Take the 2 minutes, 2 times a day challenge with your children. Make it a healthy habit to brush twice a day. Incorporate daily flossing and you’ve created a healthy routine for life!

 

  • The Right Toothbrush

    Kids should use a soft toothbrush. The size and shape of the brush should allow them to reach all areas of their mouth.

    Replace toothbrushes every three to four months, sooner if the bristles are worn out or if your children have been sick.

  • Attack Plaque!

    Plaque is a sticky film of germs that forms on teeth and gums after eating. Plaque that’s not removed by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day can lead to cavities.

     

    Copy and paste this link in to your browser for tips on how to brush along with more information on healthy oral care:  http://www.2min2x.org/kids-healthy-mouths/

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Do You Need A New Toothbrush?

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When did you last replace your toothbrush? Was it more than 3 months ago? If so, you need to invest in a replacement. Researchers at the University of Manchester found that “the average toothbrush can contain 10 million or more bacteria” including e.coli and staph. Ew! The research article reports that their study highlights the importance of properly rinsing and storing one’s toothbrush. And, of equal importance is replacing it at the proper interval. The article quote American Dental Association spokesperson and dentist Dr. Maria Lopez Howell, who explained that you should rinse your brush thoroughly after each use and replace it when the bristles become frayed – or after 3 months of use. You should store your brush in an upright position and allow it to air dry thoroughly between brushings.

Do you need a reminder to change out your toothbrush intermittently? A startup company called “Quip” has raised funding for its business, which will ship a subscriber a new toothbrush every 3 months. TechCrunch reports that although it “sounds sort of crazy”, if people consider when they actually replaced their toothbrush, they might need this sort of reminder.

Your Bearable Dentistry dental hygienist is a great source for advice on which kind of toothbrush is right for you. The hygienist can give you tips on how to most effectively clean your teeth too. We always offer patients a new Bearable Dentistry toothbrush at each visit. Don’t forget to brush, floss and change out that toothbrush!

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Sports Mouthguards

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Check out your smile in the mirror. Now, think about what it would be like if you suddenly lost one or two of your front teeth. Many things would be affected: smiling, talking and eating to name a few.

Mouthguards, also known as mouth protectors, can help save your teeth by minimizing the damage done during a blow to the face. They protect the teeth, lips, tongue, face and jaw. A mouthguard usually covers the upper teeth and can also protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheeks lining. Preventing these sorts of injuries is very important to those who participate in organized sports or other recreational activities.

You can think about a mouthguard being an important piece of athletic gear and include it as part of your standard equipment from the start. Research shows that athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer broken or damaged teeth when they aren’t wearing a mouthguard. We often think about collision and contact sports like boxing and football being higher-risk sports, but you can experience a dental injury in non-contact activities too, such as gymnastics and skating.

You have 3 choices when you’re deciding on a mouthguard:

  • Custom-fitted. These are made by your dentist for you personally. They are more expensive than the other versions, but because they are customized, usually offer the best fit.
  • Stock. These are inexpensive and come pre-formed, ready to wear. Unfortunately, they often don’t fit very well. They can be bulky and can make breathing and talking difficult.
  • Boil and bite. These mouth protectors can be bought at many sporting goods stores and drugstores and may offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. They are first softened in water (boiled), then inserted and allowed to adapt to the shape of your mouth.

The best mouthguard is one that has been custom made for your mouth by your dentist. However, if you can’t afford a custom-fitted mouthguard, you should still wear a stock mouthguard or a boil-and-bite mouthguard from the drugstore. If you wear braces or another fixed dental appliance on your lower jaw, your dentist may suggest a mouth protector for these teeth as well.

A properly fitted mouthguard may be especially important for people who wear braces or have fixed bridge work. A blow to the face could damage the brackets or other fixed orthodontic appliances. A mouthguard also provides a barrier between the braces and your cheek or lips, limiting the risk of soft tissue injuries.

Talk to your Bearable Dentistry dentist or orthodontist about selecting a mouthguard that will provide the best protection. Although mouthguards typically only cover the upper teeth, your dentist or orthodontist may suggest that you use a mouthguard on the lower teeth if you have braces on these teeth too.

If you have a retainer or other removable appliance, do not wear it during any contact sports.

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