St. Louis, Mo. (Aug. 26, 2014) … Advantica is pleased to announce that James W. Scheib, Jr., of Tampa, Fla., has been named vice president of sales for the dental and vision benefits provider. In this capacity, Scheib will oversee the sales and account management of the company’s dental and vision commercial products.
Scheib brings with him nearly three decades of sales and marketing experience…
St. Louis, Mo. (Aug. 22, 2014) … Advantica is pleased to announce that Edward Pattarozzi, of Prairie du Sac, Wis., has been named the new chief sales and marketing officer for the dental and vision benefits provider.
Pattarozzi brings with him nearly three decades of sales and marketing experience, most recently serving as the vice president of sales and marketing for Dean Health Plan, a…
It’s time for the kids to go back to school and while you’ve probably gone down the checklist of school supplies and taken care of the required physical exam, did you remember to schedule a visit with the dentist?
According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, students lose more than 51 million school hours every year because of illnesses related to dental problems. Advantica dental plans include two dental cleanings every year. Give your child an advantage and schedule an appointment today. Visit the Advantica Dental Provider Search to find a participating dentist near you.
- Bring plenty of travel-sized oral care products – This includes toothpaste, floss and mouthwash. Make sure the toothpaste contains fluoride and look for brands approved by the American Dental Association. Fluoride in toothpaste is important all the time, but it is especially important when you are traveling as fluoride content in water varies from region to region.
- Set reminders – One way to remind yourself to brush your teeth at night is to set a reminder on your phone. If you know you’re going to be out late, set an alarm to go off about the time you plan on heading back to your to your hotel.
- Eat wisely – While on vacation, you will likely eat out more than you usually do. However, remember that sugary foods help plaque grow. If you find you’ll be snacking often, try to eat fiber-rich fruits and veggies, which stimulate saliva – your mouth’s natural defense against plaque.
- Rinse your mouth out – Keep some travel-sized mouth wash in your beach bag or travel pack and rinse after eating. This will help remove food particles when you are on the go.
- Pack sugarless gum - After eating a big meal or enjoying a sugary beverage, pop in a piece of sugarless gum. Sugarless gum can be a quick fix when you can’t brush your teeth or floss right away, as it triggers salivary flow, helps clear food stuck in teeth and removes plaque.
- Drink plenty of water – Staying hydrated is crucial to your overall health and dental health. You don’t want your mouth to become too dry, which can happen if you become dehydrated. A dry mouth, which means lack of saliva, promotes tooth decay.
The above tips are useful all the time, but they will especially come in handy when on vacation. Have safe and happy travels this summer, and come back with big, healthy smiles!
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