Happy October! Halloween is on the way, followed by Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. With everything that you have to focus on this time of year, there’s another that should be on your radar – your dental insurance. At Gregory Allen Kerbel, DDS in Garland, TX we want you to take full advantage of the dental insurance you pay for.
Use It Or Lose It
Dental insurance is typically issued on an annual basis. There’s rarely any carryover from one year to the next. What benefits you don’t use in 2018 will almost certainly be lost to you as of January 1. While we’d never suggest that anyone see the dentist when it’s not necessary, there are a number of ways that you can put your insurance benefits to good use.
Dental Cleanings And Examinations
We hope that you’re getting regular cleanings and exams, but we know how life is. If you or a family member is overdue, this is the perfect time to get back on track. While insurance policies differ, most of them pay the entire cost for a professional cleaning and examination. Detecting problems early will save you and yours time, money, and aggravation down the road.
If you have children, one of the best things you can do for them is to keep their temporary teeth as healthy as possible. At Gregory Allen Kerbel, DDS in Garland, TX we love working with kids, and we make both the cleaning and the examination as fun as possible. If there are potential problems with your child’s teeth – thumb sucking is a big cause of teeth misalignment – we’ll provide you with tips to limit and discouraging thumb sucking.
Fillings, crowns, and other types of dental restorations are very durable, but they do experience wear. Maybe you have an “iffy” filling that really should be replaced but you haven’t gotten around to it. Or that crown just isn’t feeling quite right. Or a family member has stubbornly resisted getting his or her teeth worked on. Using your remaining dental insurance benefits is an excellent way to save money and protect everyone’s dental health and smiles.
It’s rare that dental insurance will pay for cosmetic treatments that are simply to improve a smile’s appearance. However, some cosmetic treatments, such as dental veneers, can also protect and strengthen teeth. We’ll be happy to work with your insurance company to determine what will be covered and to what extent before any work begins.
We’re Happy To Help… Even With Dental Insurance
Let’s face it – insurance is complicated. That’s why we have a dedicated, full-time team member to help you. We’ll be happy to file your insurance claims via paper or electronically and to answer any questions you might have.
Since dental insurance doesn’t cover everything you or a family member might need, we offer a variety of payment options:
- Credit cards
- Financing through CareCredit or Wells Fargo
Maximize your dental insurance benefits and safeguard your dental health and that of your family. Call Gregory Allen Kerbel, DDS in Garland, TX at 972-360-9944 today for an appointment.