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When you’re enrolled in Medicare, you’ll get your red, white, and blue Medicare card in the mail. If you’re automatically enrolled, you’ll get your red, white, and blue Medicare card in the mail 3 months before your 65th birthday or your 25th month of getting disability benefits. Your Medicare card shows that you have Medicare health insurance. It shows whether you have Part A (listed as HOSPITAL), Part B (listed as MEDICAL), or both, and the date your coverage begins. If you have Original Medicare, you’ll use it to get your Medicare-covered services. If you join a Medicare Advantage Plan or other Medicare health plan, in most cases, you’ll use your plan’s card to get your Medicare-covered services. You can get all of the Medicare-covered services in this section if you have both Part A and Part B.

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Dentists warn consumers about the safety of tooth whitening, now being offered at many beauty salons and clinics. The risk of teeth whitening procedure is manifold when it is performed by unqualified staff. The BDA and the General Dental Council have both reiterated that tooth whitening should be carried out only by registered dental practitioners.

For more information and to find publication copies visit www.socialsecurity.gov or call toll-free, 1-800-772-1213 (for the deaf or hard of hearing, call our TTY number, 1-800-325-0778). They can answer specific questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday including an automated phone service 24 hours a day.

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A study done by Faculty of Dentistry at Malmö University that followed a cohort of dentists throughout their adult lives, show that our jaws decreases with age. The study showed that over forty years there was less and less room for teeth in the jaw. This crowdedness comes from shrinkage of the jaw, primarily the lower jaw, both in length and width. While this is only a matter of a few millimeters, but it is enough to crowd the front teeth.

In Ontario 45% of people 65 and older did not see a dentist in the last year. Studies show a lack of regular dental care increases their risk of chronic diseases and a reduced quality of life. Poor oral health can contribute to many serious medical conditions as well as affect a person’s ability to chew and digest food properly. With dental services not covered under the universal health-insurance program and many older adults not visiting dentists regularly, the study findings suggest that there should be more thought given into services provided to seniors in order to keep them healthy as they age.

The Internal Revenue Service supplies your tax filing status, your adjusted gross income, and your tax-exempt interest income to the Social Security Administration to determine if you have an income related monthly adjustment amount (IRMAA). The Social Security Administration will add your adjusted gross income together with your tax-exempt interest income to get an amount called the modified adjusted gross income (MAGI).

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The unexpected findings could pave the way for the development of preventative measures in tackling gum, by manipulating the normal bacteria in the same way that probiotic yoghurt works to protect the intestine. Researchers at Queen Mary’s Blizard Institute, including Medical Research Council Clinical Research Training Fellow Mark Payne, worked with scientists in the US; they published their findings in the journal Cell Host and Microbe.

How much your Social Security disability benefit will be is based on your covered earnings—the wages that you paid Social Security taxes on—prior to becoming disabled. (Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is the federal insurance program that provides benefits to qualified workers who can no longer work. To be eligible, you must be insured under the program and meet the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) definition of disabled. SSI payments, on the other hand, aren’t based on past earnings.)

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It has been established in a study from the Faculty of Odontology at Malms University in Sweden that the size of teeth in premature children is smaller. Our knowledge about premature children, and their physical and mental development as they grow up, is constantly expanding. In recent years several studies of children’s dental health have been published by researchers at the Faculty of Odontology in Malma. Liselotte Paulsson-Bjarnsson, a specialist in orthodontics, has studied 80 children born before week 33 of pregnancy

Researchers show that anti-caries DNA vaccines, including pGJA-P/VAX, are good for preventing dental caries. In the report titled “Prospects in Caries Vaccine Development, it states that DNA vaccine approaches for dental caries have had a history of success in animal models. Dental caries vaccines, directed to key components of S. mutans colonization and enhanced by safe and effective adjuvants and optimal delivery vehicles, are likely to be forthcoming.

Mental Illness and Social Security Disability – Applicants for Social Security disability often base their claims on mental illnesses and disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bi-polar disorder.

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are developing a new method for determining exactly how to optimally prepare a tooth to place a crown on it. The method will be able to improved quality and reliability of the crown replacements as well as result in significantly cheaper and faster dental treatment. Dentists will soon be able to benefit from a computer program being produced by a group of researchers at Chalmers, the researchers are now planning to run clinical tests. The software is based on advanced mathematical models and on state-of-the-art visualization technology

Disabilities Covered by Social Security Disability Benefits – To collect Social Security disability benefits, your condition must meet the legal definition of a disability.

Social Security Disability Basics, Social Security Disability Benefits – A severe physical or mental condition may qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Many people may not be brushing their teeth correctly and can be causing teeth damage because of that. Abrasion is damage done to teeth by incorrect brushing habits. First do not use hard bristle toothbrush since they are one of the biggest contributing factors to tooth abrasion. Use a soft bristle brush place the brush at a 45 degree angle toward the junction of the gum and tooth and move the brush in a gentle circular motion. Also stay away from abrasive toothpaste.

Putting aside dental worries of gum disease and tooth decay there are other dental problems that many people are unaware of. Here are three major way how tooth can wear down. Bruxism or teeth grinding also refer to as attrition: Bruxism can be brought on by stress. You can also grind or clench teeth while you sleep, one way of preventing damage to your teeth is by wearing a night guard.

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Some states have chosen to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to low-income adults under age 65. In these states, some people who might previously have qualified for Medicaid under a medically needy program may now qualify more easily, under the terms of the state’s Medicaid expansion. However, Medicaid expansion does not affect those who are 65 or older. Because the elderly often have significant medical expenses in the form of long-term care costs, medically needy programs remain important for them.

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