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Dental Health for Pregnant Moms

6 Reasons Why Dental Health is so Important for Pregnant Moms

In 2015 Cigna enhanced its Oral Health Maternity ProgramSM for members with Cigna medical and fully-insured dental coverage.  It is good to know that Cigna’s Dental Oral Health Integration Program was first to enhance dental coverage for people with diabetes and heart disease, and for pregnant women.

Research shows the importance of good oral health at any time but especially when pregnant.  Always inform your dentist if you are pregnant, likely to become pregnant or attempting to become pregnant.  They will know the appropriate precautions to follow.

  1. Always tell your doctor if you are pregnant and avoid dental treatments during the first trimester and the third trimester if possible. It is always better to avoid exposing the mother to procedures that may influence the baby’s development in any way.  Evidence suggests 4 in 10 pregnant women have gum disease – or gingivitis – when dental plaque builds up on teeth and irritates gums.  This is also known as periodontal disease and the effect is red, inflamed and bleeding gums that are swollen and very tender.  Pregnancy results in increased levels of hormones, which exaggerates the way gums react to the irritants in plaque.  Regular visits to your dentist and keeping your teeth clean, especially along the gum line, will help reduce this disease or even prevent it altogether.  Many dentists recommend teeth be brushed twice daily and flossed at least once daily to keep gingivitis at bay.
  2. Dentists also advise pregnant women to pay attention to what is described as Dry Mouth.  This also can put women at risk for problems such as tooth decay and also infections.  It is best to always drink plenty of water and remain hydrated.
  3. If you’re unfortunate to have morning sickness during pregnancy remember that nausea can produce additional acid in your mouth and that if left can erode teeth enamel.  Always rinse well with water, or a mouth wash if you prefer.  Often the nausea produces the desire to have a snack to get rid of the feeling.  Unfortunately, and especially when the snacks are sweet, tooth decay or cavities may occur.  Some dentists recommend rising your mouth with a mild solution of baking soda in water.  This has the effect of neutralizing the acids so they do not damage your teeth.  You may need to floss and clean your teeth more often if this is the case.
  4. Try to select nutritious snacks like unsweetened yogurt, raw fruits and vegetables, nuts and cheese.
  5. Avoid routine x-rays during pregnancy. If there is an emergency and it becomes necessary, your body must be covered with a lead apron to protect you and the baby.
  6. Be especially careful about self-medicating when dental issues arise during pregnancy. Excessive amounts of some pain-killing drugs can be harmful to the baby.  Always consult your doctor and your dentist.
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Best Teeth Whitener – Safe, Natural, Cheap

Interested in a safe, cheap and all natural method of whitening your teeth? 

Interested in a lighter, brighter smile –from home- in just a few weeks?

Here is a TOP RATED yet surprisingly simple teeth-whitening system for you.

 

Click Here to learn the truth about teeth-whitening products.

 

 

7 Reasons to Use the Best Teeth Whitener

1.      Coffee

If you drink lots of coffee your teeth may become very stained therefore the process of removing the stains and whitening will take longer.  The caffeine and the color of the coffee can penetrate below the surface and cause an ugly yellowish stain.  If this is the case it may take from 2 to 3 weeks to achieve the desired result.  You will definitely need to be motivated to follow through with the treatment.

2.      Tea

Drinking lots of tea – particularly black tea – can stain the plaque on your teeth.  If it isn’t brushed away when you clean your teeth it will discolor them leaving a yellowish color.

3.      Smoking

Over time the nicotine and tar in cigarettes will slowly build up on your teeth and the discoloration can penetrate below the surface causing darkish stains.  If you’ve been a smoker for a long period of time, you’ll notice an ugly yellow color forming on your teeth.

4.      Food

Acidic foods and tannin-rich foods and beverages can have a dulling effect on your teeth and produce dark stains.  Remember a food or beverage doesn’t need to be a dark color to reduce the sparkle in your smile.  Wine, red or white, will cause a stain on your teeth.  Sodas and/or sports drinks may also produce a darkening effect.  Sauces like tomato, soy and curry can also be the culprits.  Have water at the table and swish it around in your mouth so as not to leave any remnants clinging to your teeth.  Rinse again when you have finished your meal.

5.      Sugarless gum

Many dentists recommend you chew sugarless gum because it produces saliva in your mouth and therefore helps to prevent plaque from building up around your teeth and gums.  This must be weighed against the opinion that the ingredients in the gum may have a deleterious effect on your general health.

6.      Lipstick Color

Now here’s a tip!  If you have bright white teeth choose a pink or pink-based color for your lips.  This will enhance your skin tone and make your white teeth appear brighter and whiter.  If, however, you have off-white teeth (and there are many tones in between) choose a yellow-based lipstick to complement your skin tone and make your teeth and skin appear brighter and clearer.  If you’re unsure, just experiment and you’ll be surprised at the result.

7.      Whitening Toothpastes

There are many whitening toothpastes to choose from and as they are all abrasive they will help remove stains by polishing your teeth.  Some have an added mild bleaching agent which will give an extra boost to their teeth-whitening strength.

 

Overnight quick fix?

It is unlikely that one overnight or one hourly whitening treatment will leave your teeth dazzling white – that’s probably not a likely outcome with any whitening procedure.

It will depend a lot on where you are starting from.

Teeth tend to darken with age but you will notice that the color change varies from person to person.

When used correctly, the teeth-whitening procedures should last up to 12 months.  This is provided you are not a smoker and that you have a wholesome diet without deeply colored or acidic foods and drinks.  Carbonated beverages can also stain your dazzling smile!  So keep smiling your brighter, whiter smile.

 

How safe is a teeth-whitening procedure?

There have been substantial clinical and laboratory tests that show no adverse effects on teeth or gums.  In fact, over a decade of research has proven bleaching and other whitening methods to be safe as well as effective.  It must be said though that no major health problems have been attributed to teeth-whitening products WHEN USED AS DIRECTED.  Some however have been found to have illegal levels of bleach.

It should also be noted that when these whitening procedures are used correctly, the exposure to hydrogen peroxide is minimal.

There have been instances where some people have reported tooth sensitivity and irritation of the gums when using these procedures.  This has stopped when the procedure has been completed.

Dentists recommend brushing your teeth twice daily for at least three minutes and not just the one minute that most of us employ.  Both manual and electric toothbrushes can work very well in keeping teeth clean and healthy but you must floss before and rinse well after cleaning.

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Why Oral Health is linked to Heart Disease

Be sure to select your Cigna dental plan to cover regular cleaning and scaling to maintain healthy gums and avoid potentially dangerous periodontal disease.

 

There is now convincing scientific evidence about the link between oral health and overall health and wellness.  Gum disease in particular is at the forefront of this research and findings point strongly to the link between this and increased risk of stroke, diabetes and heart disease.

 

A study published in 2010 by Scottish Health Survey found that those with the worst oral hygiene increased their risk of developing heart disease by 70 percent, compared to those who brush their teeth twice a day.

DENTAL PLANS CAN LOWER THE HEALTH RISKS OF GUM DISEASE

Disease in the gums is primarily caused by poor dental hygiene resulting in a build-up of plaque around the teeth and gums.  Plaque is the sticky coating around the teeth along the gum line containing bacteria.   If plaque isn’t removed each day by flossing and brushing it will become hard and more difficult to remove.  It is the bacteria in the plaque that produces and releases toxins into the bloodstream causing inflammation and, if left untreated, it will ultimately cause periodontal disease.

 

2 STAGES OF GUM DISEASE

 

  1. Gingivitis:   If your gums are not pink and firm, and if they bleed easily when you brush your may have gingivitis.  This first stage of periodontal disease is where your gums become inflamed and swollen and very tender.  They will bleed easily.  Gingivitis is usually not painful and so may go unnoticed.
    Remember:  Healthy Gums Don’t Bleed.

 

  1. Periodontal disease:   Manifests as a breakdown of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth causing the gums to shrink creating periodontal pockets that can fill with toxins and bacteria.  If left to progress the bacteria may eventually move down into the bone, at which time the tooth may be destroyed and need to be extracted.  This is much more severe and may require extensive treatment.

 

Choosing the right Cigna individual dental insurance plan can help reduce the risk of Gum Disease!

 

CLICK HERE TO GET THE WARNING SIGNS OF GUM DISEASE

If you notice your gums are tender when you brush or floss, pay attention and seek advice from your dentist.  You may also notice that your gums bleed easily and have become red and are swollen.  Sometimes this is accompanied by persistent bad breath.  It is advisable to get frequent dental exams and possibly cleaning and scaling.

 

The best way of preventing gum disease is by attention to daily flossing and brushing followed up by professional cleaning.  Your dentist will be able to design an individual plan for your oral care.  Be sure your Cigna dental health plan covers preventive measures such as these.

YOUR ORAL HEALTH AND CIGNA DENTAL INSURANCE PLANS

 

Cigna, as one of the best dental insurance companies, understands the importance of preventive dental treatment, and has cheap dental insurance plans to cover it!  Cigna has dental plans which offer flixible benefits and monthly premiums to meet the customer’s needs and budget.
It’s so important that in some cases it could be the difference between life and death, as you’ll read below! Cigna offers budget-friendly plans for you and your family including children and those 65 and older.

You don’t need to have Cigna Medical Insurance to select an Individual Dental Insurance Plan that works for you.  Plans cover yearly checkups, orthodontic work and other restorative services.  A wide range of services includes:

 

  • 100% Preventive care -cleanings, routine X-rays and more
  • Basic care – fillings, and basic restorative work
  • Major services – bridges, crowns, root canals and more

 

Cigna Dental insurance plans are available to you in 49 states and the District of Columbia.  You will save most when you visit a Cigna DPPO Advantage provider from the large national dental network.

 

 

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In the News February 2016

 

THE WALT DISNEY WORLD MARATHON WEEKEND WITH CIGNA.

 

Cigna proudly presented the 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend last January, 2016.

 

It is Cigna’s mission to help people improve their health, well-being and sense of security and so presenting this event with Disney reaches out to thousands of people who come to celebrate their efforts to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

 

This marathon offered entry to athletes on all levels of fitness. Various activities were included ranging from a 5K fun run, through a 10K family run to the half Marathon which is a 13.1mile course.  The following day the 26.2mile Marathon event took place taking in all four Walt Disney World theme parks.

 

This runDisney Health and Fitness Expo is a four-day celebration focused on health and fitness. The celebratory charity involved is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society which is dedicated to fighting against blood cancers.  Roughly $7 million is raised through participant and volunteer donations along with the Team in Training fundraising program to help blood cancer patients live better, longer lives. Cigna is a proud to have presented this Walt Disney World Marathon weekend.

 

CIGNA COLLABORATES WITH NEW YORK ‘STORY’

 

STORY is a new retail concept founded by Rachel Shechtman. She has created a retail concept to serve as a matchmaker between brands and consumers using the strategies of marketing, merchandising and business development.

The aims generally are to give customers a ‘feel good’ experience whilst maintaining a revenue stream plus bringing to light a new theme, trend or issue.

Interestingly, Cigna is teaming up with STORY to unveil the ‘feel good’ concept which is all about improving health and wellness. Whilst the ‘feel good’ installation is running, customers will be invited to participate in complimentary classes and discussions around health and wellness.  They will also be able to shop for up-to-the-minute items for healthy living.

The STORY concept will highlight Cigna’s mind/body health and fitness expertise.  Three main segments will feature:  preventive care, mindfulness and heart health.

“Cigna is all about developing effective ways to help people achieve healthier, more secure lives,” says Cigna Chief Marketing Officer, Lisa Bacus. “STORY provides a wonderful platform to help us learn and understand your interests, preferences and health, so that we may meet you where you are and help get you to where you want to be.”

 

 

Cigna Extends Collaborative Health Care to 75,000 Floridians Through New Arrangements with Five Medical Groups.

 

Cigna provides and has expanded its collaborative health care through a new initiative with Florida medical groups and will reach 75,000 additional customers. This care aims to the same health goals as (ACOs) Accountable Care Organizations which are, improved health, affordability and better patient experience.

 

These new arrangements allow Cigna Health Care to improve the wellbeing of customers whilst managing medical costs. These initiatives are helping to:

  • “Close gaps in care, such as missed health screening or prescription refills:
  • Improve follow-up care for people transitioning from the hospital to home.
  • Increase the number of preventive health visits
  • Reinforce the appropriate use of hospital emergency room”

 

“We’re delighted to welcome these five medical groups to Cigna Collaborative Care,” said Dean Mirabella, Cigna’s president for Florida markets. “Each one is committed to putting the patient at the centre of its practice, with expanded access to care, better coordination of care, a focus on prevention, and patient education about chronic conditions and wellness. We look forward to having them join us on our journey toward a better system for the people who use, pay for or deliver health care.”

Registered nurse clinical care coordinators, employed by the medical groups will help patients who need help to navigate the system.

 

Continuing the aim of improving customers experience of the system, Cigna provides a team of Cigna Health Care case managers who will work with the care coordinators.  They will also help individuals schedule appointments, provide health education and refer people to Cigna’s clinical support programs that are available through their employer’s health plan.

 

Cigna provides a global health service that is dedicated to helping people improve their health and well-being.

“We’re delighted to welcome these five medical groups to Cigna Collaborative Care,” said Dean Mirabella, Cigna’s president for Florida markets. “Each one is committed to putting the patient at the centre of its practice, with expanded access to care, better coordination of care, a focus on prevention, and patient education about chronic conditions and wellness. We look forward to having them join us on our journey toward a better system for the people who use, pay for or deliver health care.”

These are the newest Florida participants in Cigna Collaborative Care:

In Fort Lauderdale: Advantage Health Network  (AHN), a clinically integrated commercial accountable care organization formed among leading South Florida area physicians and Tenet hospitals.

In Palm Beach County: Palm Beach Accountable Care Organization  (PBACO), a high performing, wholly physician-owned and operated accountable care organization.

In Orlando: Florida Hospital Medical Group , a comprehensive multi-specialty medical group practice affiliated with Adventist Health System.

In Winter Park: Florida Accountable Care Services, LLC , a physician-owned and governed, clinically integrated network of independent providers.

In Tampa: Tampa Bay Integrated Healthcare Network  (TBIH), a physician-led clinically integrated network, founded and established by University Community Independent Practice Association, Inc. (UCIPA) and Tampa Bay Provider Group, Inc. (TBPG).

 

More News Releases

Cigna assist people affected by the shooting outside Baltimore with 24×7 telephone help line on 11th February 2016.

Cigna Foundation makes workplace wellness a global priority; announces world of difference grant to Ashoka for Program in India.

Cigna has promised to understand their customers’ needs and work together to help them achieve healthier, more secure lives.

Cigna reports strong 2015 results and expects revenue and earnings growth in 2016.

Cigna wins Worksite Health Promotion Award from the Wellness Council of Arizona on 12th January 2016.

Cigna reports that nearly half of insured US adults don’t know they should have an annual check-up.

 

 

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5 Warning Signs Of Gum Disease:

1.   Red, tender or swollen gums
2.   Gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing
3.   Gums that are receding from your teeth
4.   Chronic bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
5.   Loose teeth

How to Be Proactive and Prevent Gum Disease

  • Have a daily ritual around brushing and flossing your teeth and teach your children at an early age the benefits of this daily habit.
  • Be sure to brush twice a day and remember to brush along the gum line.
  • Floss daily to remove plaque where your tooth brush cannot reach. As well as scheduling regular dental check-ups, getting your teeth professionally cleaned is certain to flag and detect any potential early signs of inflammation or gum disease.
  • Replace old toothbrushes as they can harbor bacteria and viral infections. Bacteria can thrive within the bristles so make sure to have a new brush on standby, especially after having a viral infection or even a cold.
  • Don’t forget to treat dental infections immediately.

Why Risk Periodontal Disease and its link to Heart Disease and Cancer?

There are two main stages of gum disease. The first stage is Gingivitis which presents with red, swollen or bleeding gums and is reversible with good oral hygiene. The second stage is Periodontitis. This may occur when gingivitis is left untreated.

These diseases are infections of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. Research shows inflammation from this disease may be the link to other diseases in the body, in particular Diabetes, Heart Disease, Osteoporosis, Respiratory Disease and Cancer. Your gums are full of blood vessels and your mouth is full of bacteria. If your gums are inflamed – swollen – you’re at greater risk of bacteria entering the blood stream. Bacteria can then travel anywhere and trigger inflammation throughout the body. Thomas Boyden, Jr., MD is medical director of preventive cardiology at Spectrum Health Medical Group in Grand Rapids, MI says “Inflammation is one of the main things that cause damage to blood vessels, including those of the heart”.
Periodontal disease and tooth decay are two of the biggest threats to dental health and are mostly seen in adults.

1.   Most studies today report the positive association between periodontal disease and heart disease. They show that people with moderate or advanced gum disease are more likely to have heart disease than those with healthy gums.
2.   Other studies have indicated a connection between periodontal disease and stroke.
3.   Preventive oral care is the clue to overall health. Cigna provides preventive oral care which will highlight warning signs of other diseases especially heart disease.

How Preventive Oral Care Reduces Hospital Visits.

Preventive treatments especially for inflammation may not only help periodontal disease but may be beneficial in the management of other chronic inflammatory conditions as well. A recent three-year study by Cigna found that regular preventive visits to the dentist may lead to fewer hospital visits, benefits to general health and so lowered medical costs.

Cigna’s Commitment to Preventive Oral Care

Cigna is committed to building and maintaining a sustainable health care system. A major part of that system is dental wellness. Cigna’s dental plan philosophy emphasises the importance of preventive dentistry. They are very aware of how much preventive care contributes to overall health and wellness. It leads to a healthier and more productive workforce with improved quality of life and inevitably fewer treatment claims. Studies confirm the link between poor dental health and many other diseases including heart disease, stroke and even cancer.

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Cigna Dental Providers

Insurance Plan Networks

North America’s Cigna dental providers are fast becoming one of the most popular insurance plan networks. When you take a closer look at the dental insurance provider, it’s easy to see why.

With two networks on offer – PPO and HMO, Cigna also provides a very high quality of service with a number of dental insurance plans to suit the needs and budgets of every individual.  The services on offer here are superior to other plans and networks, and there are a number of reasons for this.  Not only is the Cigna network of dental providers one of the largest, there are a number of bonuses for being part of it.

Cigna Dental Providers – The Bonuses and Features

Dental providers provide their customers with the best service and range of plans because they WANT to be a part of the network – a network that is becoming one of the biggest global health-providing companies.

Competitive Fee Schedules and Compensation

Cigna dental providers enjoy competitive fee schedules, and increased prosperity when more and more members of a Cigna dental plan visit them.

Not just that, fee schedules can be customized as and when they need to be, offering flexibility to both providers and patients.

That aside,  Dental providers are assisted with timely payments and claim processing -another plus for any business.

Reward Program

Not only will all Cigna dental providers get themselves connected with the Panoussi Lab, one of the most renowned labs in the world, but they will also reap the benefits of dental and office equipment, computers, health and wellness education and more.  This linking of networks also ensures that plan holders of Cigna dental care will get the best quality treatment for their money, but also take advantage of the best and most up to date technology.

Credentialing  – Cigna Dental Providers

The National Committee for Quality Assurance set the standards for  dental providers, ensuring evaluations based on authority and background as well as a number of other factors.

In order to be a part of the Cigna network, they must adhere to the following:cigna dental providers

• Hold a state licence
• Have a degree from a recognized dental school
• Hold specialty training certifications and verification
• Have professional accountability insurance
• Hold Controlled Substance certification
• Onsite review of dental facilities
• History of legal matters including court cases

The evaluation process is to ensure and establish the history of all professionals looking to join the Cigna dental providers organization.  These strict measures ensure plan members get the very best service and care and are therefore happy to continue to be a member.
Not only that but it ensures that all plan providers are on the top of their game, with everything they need in order to run their dental surgery more efficiently. In turn, these benefits will be passed onto plan members.

Guaranteed Levels of Qualitycigna dental providers

Because Cigna dental providers are a network of only the very best dentists, quality management is at an all-time high, ensuring that everything is kept up-to-date from the necessary credentials and re-credentialing to complaint reviews, health promotions, preventative care, satisfaction surveys for members, and more.

If it is believed that standards could be raised, the right actions are taken straight away to ensure the high level of quality, service and care is adhered to.

Having a committed team of professionals and local representatives who will be able to understand your business and the challenges faced as a part of it, takes a lot of the hard work out of the industry.  The administration burden on the dental provider is lifted, giving them more time to concentrate on the more important things – caring for plan members efficiently and effectively.

In Conclusion

There are many benefits to reap from becoming a part of  the  dental providers network. With committed support from only the very best, trained professionals in the industry along with a reduced administrative burden goes some of the best, user-friendly technology in the world.  When you put that together with competitive fees and compensation and flexible dental plans and payment schemes, you can be part of a growing global health-service-providing company offering the best service in the world.

Not only that, you will also become associated with the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company in affiliation with Cigna dental providers to ensure you and Cigna lead the way to make your mark in the dentistry industry.

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Oral Health and Cigna Dental Plans

YOUR ORAL HEALTH & INDIVIDUAL DENTAL INSURANCE 

Cigna, as one of the best dental insurance companies, understands the importance of preventive dental treatment, and has cheap dental insurance plans to cover it!

It’s so important that in some cases it could be the difference between life and death, as you’ll read below!

INDIVIDUAL DENTAL INSURANCE

You don’t need to have Cigna Medical Insurance to select an Individual Dental Insurance Plan that works for you.  Plans cover yearly checkups, orthodontic work and other restorative services.  A wide range of services includes:

  • Preventive care -cleanings, routine X-rays and more
  • Basic care – fillings, and basic restorative work
  • Major services – bridges, crowns, root canals and more

Cigna Dental insurance plans are available to you in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

INDIVIDUAL DENTAL INSURANCE LOWERS THE RISK OF GUM DISEASE

Disease in the gums is primarily caused by poor dental hygiene resulting in a build-up of plaque around the teeth and gums.  Plaque is the sticky coating around the teeth along the gum line containing bacteria.   If plaque isn’t removed each day by flossing and brushing it will become hard and more difficult to remove.  It is the bacteria in the plaque that produces and releases toxins into the bloodstream causing inflammation and, if left untreated, it ultimately will cause periodontal disease.

  • Gingivitis:   If your gums are not pink and firm, and if they bleed easily when you brush your may have gingivitis.  This first stage of periodontal disease is where your gums become inflamed and swollen and very tender.  They will bleed easily.  Gingivitis is usually not painful and so may go unnoticed.  Remember:  Healthy Gums Don’t Bleed.
  • Periodontal disease:   Manifests as a breakdown of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth causing the gums to shrink creating periodontal pockets that can fill with toxins and bacteria.  If left to progress the bacteria may eventually move down into the bone, at which time the tooth may be destroyed and need to be extracted.  This is much more severe and may require extensive treatment.

 Choosing the right Cigna individual dental insurance plan can help reduce the risk of Gum Disease!

HEED THE WARNING SIGNS OF GUM DISEASE

If you notice your gums are tender when you brush or floss, pay attention and seek advice from your dentist.  You may also notice that your gums bleed easily and have become red and are swollen.  Sometimes this is accompanied by persistent bad breath.  It is advisable to get frequent dental exams and possibly cleaning and scaling.

The best way of preventing gum disease is by attention to daily flossing and brushing followed up by professional cleaning.  Your dentist will be able to design an individual plan for your oral care.  Cigna, as one of the best dental insurance companies has individual dental insurance to cover preventive measures such as these.

 

THE LINK BETWEEN ORAL HEALTH AND HEART DISEASE

There is now convincing scientific evidence about the link between oral health and overall health and wellness.  Gum disease in particular is at the forefront of this research and findings point strongly to the link between this and increased risk of stroke, diabetes and heart disease.

A study published in 2010 by Scottish Health Survey found that those with the worst oral hygiene increased their risk of developing heart disease by 70 percent, compared to those who brush their teeth twice a day.

Be sure to select your Cigna dental plan to cover regular cleaning and scaling to maintain healthy gums and avoid potentially dangerous periodontal disease.

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The Importance of Dental Health Insurance for Pregnant Moms

In 2015 Cigna enhanced its Oral Health Maternity ProgramSM for members with Cigna medical and fully-insured dental coverage.  It is good to know that Cigna’s Dental Oral Health Integration Program was first to enhance dental coverage for people with diabetes and heart disease, and for pregnant women.

Research shows the importance of good oral health at any time but especially when pregnant.  Always inform your dentist if you are pregnant, likely to become pregnant or attempting to become pregnant.  They will know the appropriate steps to follow.

Points to Remember for Your Dental Health

  1. Always tell your doctor if you are pregnant and avoid dental treatments during the first trimester and the third trimester if possible.  It is always better to avoid exposing the mother to procedures that may influence the baby’s development in any way.
    Evidence suggests 4 in 10 pregnant women have gum disease – or gingivitis – when dental plaque builds up on teeth and irritates gums.  This is also known as periodontal disease and the effect is red, inflamed and bleeding gums that are swollen and very tender.
    Pregnancy results in increased levels of hormones, which exaggerates the way gums react to the irritants in plaque.  Regular visits to your dentist and keeping your teeth clean, especially along the gumline, will help reduce this disease or even prevent it altogether.  Many dentists recommend teeth be brushed twice daily and flossed at least once daily to keep gingivitis at bay.
  2. Dentists also advise pregnant women to pay attention to what is described as Dry Mouth.  This also can put women at risk for problems such as tooth decay and infections.  It is best to always drink plenty of water and remain hydrated.
  3. If you’re unfortunate enough to have morning sickness during pregnancy remember that vomiting can cause additional acid in your mouth, and that if left there it can erode teeth enamel.  Always rinse well with water, or a mouthwash if you prefer.  Often the nausea produces the desire to have a snack to get rid of the feeling.  Unfortunately, and especially when the snacks are sweet, tooth decay or cavities may result.  Some dentists recommend rising your mouth with a mild solution of baking soda in water.  This has the effect of neutralizing the acids so they do not damage your teeth.  You may need to floss and clean your teeth more often if vomiting occurs.
  1. Try to select nutritious snacks like unsweetened yogurt, raw fruits and vegetables, nuts and cheese.
  1. Avoid routine x-rays during pregnancy. If there is an emergency and it becomes necessary, your body must be covered with a lead apron to protect you and the baby.
  1. Be especially careful about self-medicating when dental issues arise during pregnancy. Excessive amounts of some pain-killing drugs can be harmful to the baby.  Always consult your doctor and your dentist.
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Cigna Dental Plan

Cigna Dental Plan-Explained

A  dental plan covers many of your dental needs, some of these dental plans include dental checkups and dental cleaning every year. A Cigna dental plan will be customized to your needs and cigna dental planrequirements of dental care. The coverage you receive with a dental plan will cover all the dental needs you need on a yearly basis for a low cost. Your Cigna  plan will cater your dental needs, some of these will be clean ups, general check-ups and if expensive surgery is needed it will cover that. A  plan will help you save money when it comes to dental services and will provide lower cost when you go to your dentist. If you just need dental care twice a year it is still recommended to get Dental Insurance because it will lower your cost, this is why your Cigna dental plan will be based on your needs of dental service and will be custom designed to be right for you.

Cigna Dental Plan-Overview

Their are many  dental insurance plans that offer great savings when it comes to dental care. In today’s society receiving the proper dental care can be a vary expensive cost and many employers are not able to provide their employes with proper dental care benefits due to the expensive cost. Due to this predicament Cigna offers affordable dental plans that includes everything you need in your dental health. Their is a Cigna dental plan known as the DHMO plan, this plan doe not have any deductibles or a yearly maximum, this is also one of Cigna’s most popular plan. Another reason why this plan is so popular is that their is no claim forms you need to fill out therefore their is no need to wait until your dental coverage begins. Many people understand how frustrating it is when you are waiting for insurance companies to pay and especially when it is for health care. Cigna understands this and this is why they offer the DHMO Cigna dental plan. Dental hygiene is very important after years with poor dental hygiene people start to notice, that is why it is important to invest some money in good dental care and to find the right  plan for you. Most dental plans offer you the choice of which dentist you choose, Cigna insurance also help you find a trusted dentist office for you if you don’t have one.

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Cigna Dental Insurance

All about Cigna Dental Insurance

Have you heard of Cigna dental insurance? Cigna is a global health care services provider which was established in 1982. Cigna has a long history of good quality service and attention to the values. Owing to this,  Dental Insurance made its mark in the market. This long-standing company offers you services with extensive experience.cigna dental insurance

Cigna dental insurance is one of the popular plans. Other than dental insurance, this company offers medical, accident, life and disability insurance.  Just consider the number of visits you make to a dentist’s office, and the more than often exuberant fees with which you are charged each time. Apart from the cost of the treatment to your dental problem (be honest, how many people really come away form the dentist scot-free?), you also have to bear the dentist fees.  Dental insurance coverage helps you to save a substantial amount of money which you would otherwise spend on dental bills. After signing up for this policy you can not only be confident in the excellent and professional service, but also rest assured you are getting the best coverage at the best rates. To suit the need of the individual, Cigna dental health insurance offer a number of plans. The cost of the plan and the service which it provides will vary from plan to plan. As the saying goes; ‘a decision is the commitment to act’, so before making your decision about which plan to buy, go through all the available options carefully.

Some of the popular Cigna Dental Insurance policies are:

Dental Care (DHMO): In this plan, you can only visit those dentists which are in the panel of the company i.e. in the company’s nationwide network. The best part about the plan is that you don’t have to file the claim, no annual dollar maximum and also most preventive services are covered. In some of the cases, braces and other orthodontic services are also covered under this plan.

Cigna dental insurance  PPO: This plan is a bit flexible. If you go for this plan, you can visit any of the doctors, no matter whether he/she is on the company’s nationwide network and you will get the all the cost or part of it reimbursed. To avail the benefits of this plan, dollar maximum and deductible are a must.cigna dental insurance

Dental Insurance Traditional: Under this plan, you can visit any of the licensed dentists of your choice. This plan covers most of the preventive and diagnostic services, and that too at a very minimal annual dollar maximum.

Flex advantage: This is the most popular and the most flexible plan which Cigna offers. According to this you don’t have to stick to any one plan. It is possible to switch on to any plan- DHMO, PPO, traditional whenever you feel like.

Insurance plus saving program: This is basically not an insurance plan, but by using this you can avail the discount on dental services of the doctors that are in the company’s nationwide network. Using this, you can save up to 32% on one visit. To take the advantage of this you just have to carry the  Insurance membership card.

So, if you are looking for a good dental insurance, going for Cigna dental insurance is a decision which you won’t regret, as among the numerous options provided, there is bound to be a plan to suit the needs of every customer. Plans can be further customized according to the situation, and Cigna guarantees the quality of all services offered.

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