Did you know your mouth is the gateway to your general health? Research shows your dental health is directly linked to your overall wellbeing, so it’s more important than ever your smile stays healthy to ensure your wellness. Your first line of defense against common oral health issues starts at home with your toothbrush and floss. Unfortunately, that’s only half the care you need. Your smile also relies on routine services for your dentist. As we approach the end of the year, now is the time to schedule your next cleaning and checkup before your dental insurance expires.
The Power of Preventive Dentistry
Your teeth can last for a lifetime with the right care of the years. The secret to a healthy smile involves prevention. You brush and floss your teeth at home to keep common dental issues at bay, like tooth decay and gum disease. Although they are effective, they aren’t enough, which is why the American Dental Association recommends you visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.
Your semi-annual appointment allows your dentist to remove harmful buildup that can damage your teeth or gums. It also lets them monitor your smile for any changes to provide quick intervention. This lessens the likeliness for needing a costly treatment down the road.
Research shows every $1 spent on prevention can save as much as $50 on restorative or emergency care. This reduces your long-term dental costs through preventive dentistry for a healthy smile that lasts.
Affordable Care You Need
It’s easier than ever to visit your dentist twice a year because you have dental insurance. After paying your monthly premiums, your insurance policy will cover 1-2 preventive appointments per year. You can get the cleanings and checkups you need without any unnecessary financial strain.
If your dentist finds a problem during your checkup, you don’t need to worry about a large dental bill. Your insurance benefits can cover as much as 80% of the cost after reaching your yearly deductible. Your insurance policy will reduce the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket until you hit your annual limit.
Unfortunately, your dental insurance doesn’t last forever. It will expire at the end of the calendar year. Any coverage you don’t use won’t roll over into the new year. In addition, you aren’t reimbursed for any unused funds
Don’t miss your opportunity to invest in a healthy smile for only a small fee. Visit your dentist before the end of the year. They will help you maximize your policy to lower any out-of-pocket balance. You can achieve the healthy smile you deserve without breaking the bank.
About Miller & Wolf Family Dentistry
Miller & Wolf Family Dentistry is committed to creating happier, healthier smiles through preventive services. Our office provides personalized solutions using the latest innovations in dentistry. Our team is in-network with many leading insurance carriers to keep our services affordable. If it’s time for your next cleaning and checkup, contact our office today to schedule your appointment.