North Idaho Dental Group


We are directly contracted with all Delta Dentals in every state and Regence, Blue Cross of Idaho, CIGNA, and GEHA, Connection Dental. The following organizations are contracted underneath the GEHA Connection Dental umbrella; however, they must be linked to GEHA as we are not contacted directly with them: 

Aetna Health Management
Altus Dental
Ameritas Life Insurance
Best Life and Health Insurance
Careington International
Dental Network of America
Dental Select
Dominion National
The EPIC Life Insurance Company
Employee Benefit Management Services
FCE Benefit Administration
First Dental Health
Foundation for Medical Care (Healthedge)
Group Resources Incorporated
Guardian Life Insurance
Humana Dental Insurance
Kansas City Life Insurance Company
Lincoln Financial
MetLife Insurance Company
Mid-American Benefits
NRECA Group Benefits Program, 
Paramount Dental
Pequot Plus Health Benefits Services
Principal Financial Group
Renaissance Dental
Shasta Administrative Services
Solstice Benefits, 
Sunlife Financial Inc
Transwestern Insurance Administrators
Tristar Benefit Administrators
United Health Care
United Concordia 

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! While manual and electric toothbrushes both remove plaque, the bristles of powered toothbrushes vibrate and rotate, creating more micro-movements which does a more thorough job.

However, not all toothbrushes are created equal, so we recommend different brands based on each patient's unique needs. 

Benefits of Electric Toothbrushes

There are many patients for whom an electric toothbrush is an excellent choice.

  • Electric toothbrushes work well for everyone but are especially beneficial for dexterity issues, including those with arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, the elderly, and people with developmental disabilities. 
  • Children can also benefit from using an electric toothbrush since it's more engaging than a manual brush and can help them establish good oral hygiene habits. 
  • Orthodontic patients may also find that electric toothbrushes help them do a more thorough job removing plaque with brackets and wires in place.

Is an Electric Toothbrush Right for You?

If you want to see which toothbrush is right for you, ask your hygienist at your next teeth cleaning. They will tell you what they recommend, and you can decide if you would like to invest in an electric toothbrush.

Please call North Idaho Dental Group to schedule your next teeth cleaning at our Coeur d'Alene or Ponderay, ID dental office. 

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