DENTALPLANS.COM CREATES ONLINE PROJECT CENTER FOR NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH
Created by mwatkins on 2/11/2014 12:54:46 PM

 etting children to brush and floss every day isn’t always easy, especially when parents have a million other things on their plate.  But, what if dental hygiene could become just a little more fun? 


PLANTATION, FL (Feb. 11, 2014) Getting children to brush and floss every day isn’t always easy, especially when parents have a million other things on their plate.  But, what if dental hygiene could become just a little more fun?  DentalPlans.com, a leading provider of dental savings plans, has created an online project center just for kids in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month.

“We want parents and educators to know that we are a resource for dental health,” says Jennifer Stoll, president of DentalPlans.com.  “Educating and engaging children about good oral health habits can be vital to their health and wellbeing as adult.”

 The project center contains dental-related games and crafts that will have children smiling and learning in a fun way!

  1. Healthy Smiles Coloring Book: Teach kids how to take care of their teeth with our Healthy Smiles Coloring Book. Children can color, while learning the steps to a healthy smile on each page. And, at the end of the book is a “Smile Award” to reward them for taking care of their teeth by brushing and flossing regularly. 
  2. Origami Tooth Fairy Envelope: Children can print out this easy-to-make origami tooth envelope to hold their lost teeth for the tooth fairy. You’ll find instructions and pictures, plus, a tooth fairy-patterned printout to make your envelope. This activity can help lessen the fear of losing a tooth, and get children excited for the “tooth fairy’s” arrival.
  3. Smile Word Search: Look backwards, forwards, up, down and diagonally for dental terms, like “brush,” “floss,” and “smile” to remind kids of the importance of dental care, while challenging them with our Smile Word Search.
  4. Tooth Dress-Up: Grab a pair of safety scissors and some glue to dress up a tooth! Kids can accessorize their tooth printout with eyes, hats, mustaches and more, and show them off to the family, or on your refrigerator at home.

DentalPlans.com is a site dedicated to providing families with alternatives to dental insurance and those left in the gap not covered by the Affordable Healthcare Act.  While the ACA defines dental services as an Essential Health Benefit (EHB) for children (up to 19 years), this does not mean that dental care will automatically be a part of a family’s insurance plan or that they will be covered. The ACA marketplaces are required to offer pediatric dental plans, but they may be separate from the medical plan and sold as stand-alone policies. It is these stand-alone policies that worry experts and deter consumers from the exchanges. Families who opt not to buy a stand-alone dental coverage for their children won’t be penalized. And if they do purchase a stand-alone dental plan, it won’t be eligible for a federal subsidy, even if they are eligible for help in buying their overall health plan. And most insurance doesn’t cover special orthodontic procedures, like braces, whereas many dental savings plans offer savings on such procedures. For more information visit www.dentalplans.com. 

About DentalPlans.com

DentalPlans.com has successfully been operating as a private exchange since 1999, as the leading retailer of dental savings plans. Similar to a membership at a warehouse club, consumers pay an annual fee and get access to reduced rates on dental services and cosmetic dentistry and orthodontia, as well as vision and pharmacy. Members can choose from more than 30 different plans from trusted healthcare brands, like Aetna, Careington, Signature Wellness, and UNI-CARE, and have access to more than 140,000 dentists in combined networks nationwide. DentalPlans.com has affordable plans to fit any need and budget. And, depending on the plan you choose, consumers save 10 to 60 percent off services. Visitors of DentalPlans.com can compare plans by ZIP code or procedure, view sample savings and find a nearby dentist. DentalPlans.com is committed to making you smile, by making access to quality oral healthcare affordable and available to everyone nationwide. It’s one of the reasons the company has been on the Inc. 5000 list, 3 years standing-To connect with DentalPlans.com visit us at www.dentalplans.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dentalplans.

 

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For more information:

Melissa Watkins                                           Kelly Cioe

Public Relations Counsel                               Public Relations Counsel

Office: 804-402-5316                                     Office: 603-436-2347

pr@dentalplans.com                                      Kelly@whalenpr.com       

 

 

 

 

 

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