American Dental Association provides valuable information about what causes bad breath, flossing, brushing your tongue, and much more
Topics include healthy gums; plaque and flossing; oral hygiene, sports drinks; sealants; mouthguards; toothpaste; older adults and dental problems
The American Dental Association (ADA) has posted photos and described the impact of methamphetamine use on oral health
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Find an orthodontist who is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). Click on Find an ABO Diplomate. Website explains qualifications of these specialized dentists
Excellent 2016 Diabetes At A Glance from the Centers for Disease Control shows how many people have diabetes (over 29 million, over 8% of US population) or prediabetes (estimated 86 million!); estimates for those undiagnosed. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, lower limb amputations and adult-onset blindness. Gives facts on complications and deaths associated with diabetes. More than 20% of health care spending is for people with diagnosed diabetes. Millions more donít know they have diabetes or prediabetes.
Compare quality ratings and member satisfaction scores for Medicaid, Amerigroup, WellCare, PeachState and PeachCare in GA. Covers access to care, dental visits, ADHD medications, ER visits, diabetes care, postpartum care, provider satisfaction, member opinions and more for 2015-2016. View one plan at a time. Released by Georgia Dept. of Community Health at dch.georgia.gov
PriceDoc service launched in 2009 allows consumers to compare provider prices (cost for cash-paying customers) for 1800 dentists and physicians (a small fraction of the more than a 1 million doctors in the US). Search by zip code. Network appears to be largest for dentists, plastic surgeons (e.g. liposuction), eye care (e.g. lasik surgery). Buyer beware if details such as facility fee or radiologist charges are not disclosed. Similarly, there are multiple types of colonoscopy, but descriptions are not offered. Consumers may ask PriceDoc to find a nearby provider for a price the consumer considers affordable and is willing to pay. Started by entrepreneurs and investment bankers