Marin Dental Media
By Oscar Marin
This podcast is for patients that would like to increase their dental IQ allowing them to ask better questions during consultation and make smart choices when it comes to the health of their smile.
20 - What is the Best Dental Insurance
If you are set on having dental insurance or if you are given a choice by your employer, definitely, PPO plans will give you the best coverage for your money. Now, there are no dental plans that will cover 100% of your bill, Dental Insurance was developed to help you with the expense but not to pay for the full cost of the treatment. Within each type of insurance, there are many different plans. Most people will decide based on what is offered through their employer So if for example you have minor dental needs, then any Basic insurance or even a discount plan will work. Now, surprisingly, In many cases you may be better off with no insurance because when you add up what you pay for yearly premiums, deductibles and copayments for the services that you need, you realize that you could have paid less as a private patient with no insurance. So no insurance is also an option and most offices will have incentives and no-interest payment plans to make dental care affordable to patients that don’t have any insurance.
May 5, 2021
19 - We’re not Alone!
Let’s face it, when it comes to bacteria we’re outnumbered, as a matter of fact, some research estimates that there could be up to 10 bugs per each human cell in our bodies. Learn this and other facts about the bugs that live on our body.
January 25, 2021
18 - Little Dirty Toothpaste Secrets
In this episode I will be giving you information about toothpaste that is not usually available to consumers. What are the ingredients on toothpaste? and How they could be affecting your dental health negatively.
August 22, 2020
17 - Handling Dental Emergencies During the Stay at Home Measures
In this episode I will be discussing some alternative ways to handle pain and swelling that have some value as a temporary measure and should be used with discretion and with the understanding that all these emergencies should be checked by a dentist once the lock down measures are lifted.
April 1, 2020
16 - Special Coronavirus Edition
The outbreak of COVID-19 is a global health situation without precedent and as bad as things seem to be getting, there is always something to be learned from experiences like this that hopefully leave us better prepared to react in a wise manner in similar future situations.
March 21, 2020
15 - Going From Health Indifferent to Health Conscious
This episode is about going from health indifferent to health conscious, how come we have people that care a lot about their health and others that are completely indifferent to whatever happens to it, and we provide a strategic approach to becoming more health conscious.
January 29, 2020
14 - Gum Disease in Plain Terms
What is the difference between Gingivitis, Receding Gums and Gum Disease? Gingivitis and Gum Disease can go unnoticed for years since in most cases the symptoms are mild and many dental practitioners fail to screen patients periodically.
November 16, 2019
13 - Braces vs. Invisalign
Until the development of Invisalign clear removable aligners, patients were limited to wearing fixed braces to straighten their teeth. But today patients can choose between having traditional braces, clear braces, braces on the back of their teeth and Invisalign. In today’s episode we will explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment alternative in hopes of helping people make a better decision for teeth alignment.
October 2, 2019
12 - Types of Tooth Wear and Damage
Most people are familiar with cavities on teeth and how they develop. But in this episode I will discuss some of the less known ways of tooth damage.
August 9, 2019
11 - What Happens When a Tooth Goes Missing?
This episode like a second part to the Dental Implants episode #9, but in this part I will go over the changes that happen to the tissues of the mouth when a tooth is removed, and your treatment alternatives to replace one or multiple teeth.
July 2, 2019
10 - Beating Bad Breath
Learn the main sources of bad breath, what to do about it and, how to tell someone you love that they have breath problems.
May 24, 2019
9 - Dental Implants
Dental Implants have brought great freedom of choice to patients with missing teeth. Before Dental Implants people were limited to bridges and dentures which usually create more complex problems in the future. Dental Implants are the current standard of care for replacing missing teeth.
April 11, 2019
8 - Is Your Smile Ready for the Spotlight?
You only have one chance to make a good first impression. If you are not smiling confidently in your initial interactions because you’re self-conscious about your teeth, you may be giving people a negative impression.
March 16, 2019
7 - A Whole New World
New technological advancements in science and medicine are allowing us to live longer, better lives. In this episode I give a brief preview of upcoming changes and how to be better prepared for future health needs.
February 8, 2019
6 - Nothing But The Tooth
The teeth have a critical role in keeping an open airway for adequate oxygen intake. Mouths with bite shifting or teeth collapse potentially cause poor breathing function, low oxygen supply leading to major health problems.
January 13, 2019
5 - Hacking Your Body’s Autopilot System
In this episode I share some common strategies to reconfigure your body’s regulating system in order to bring your body to a regulated state after it has been destabilized by injury or poor habits.
December 15, 2018
4 - Don’t brush your teeth right after you eat!
Brushing your teeth at the wrong time can cause breakdown. Learn about the impact of pH in your mouth environment.
November 22, 2018
3 - Death By A Thousand Cuts
Dental conditions that seem to flare up suddenly are really the outcome of multiple factors that when combined create tissue breakdown.
November 3, 2018
2 - DIY Clear Aligners
The dangerous trend of mail-order clear aligners to straighten your teeth.
October 16, 2018
1 - Over the counter teeth whitening
Learn about the safety and effectiveness of Over-The-Counter teeth whitening products
October 14, 2018