During this uncertain time, you may be doing all you can to save your hard-earned dollar. Whether it’s medical expenses, job loss, or other financial commitments, it’s more important than ever to save your money. This may lead you to cut out anything you deem as unnecessary, which could include your routine dental visits. However, these appointments are typically covered by insurance and they can actually SAVE you money while keeping you healthy. Read on to learn how regular dental appointments will help fill your wallet.
But First, The Importance of Routine Dentistry
So why does the American Dental Association recommend seeing your dentist twice a year? Professional cleanings remove plaque and bacteria that couldn’t be cleaned away at home while routine checkups give your dentist the opportunity to catch any issues early on. This prevents you from the risks of untreated dental problems like tooth decay, gum disease and more. Plus, dental checkups also include quick and easy oral cancer screenings, making these visits potentially lifesaving.
How Checkups & Cleanings Save You Money
While you may automatically think canceling these appointments will save you money, this decision could negatively impact your bank account. By attending routine checkups and cleanings, your dentist is catching oral health conditions before they become worse. This protects you from more extensive AND expensive dental treatments in the future. For example, catching a cavity early on can be fixed with an affordable dental filling. However, if this problem is unchecked, it will eventually make treatments like a dental crown and root canal necessary.
Take Advantage of Your Dental Insurance
The best part of attending your regular dental visits is that they are usually covered 100% by your insurance. Most insurance providers favor prevention, which is why they will cover your dental checkups and cleanings. Each year, your plan gives you an annual maximum—the most they are willing to pay for your dental care in a year. What they don’t tell you is that these benefits don’t roll over into next year, so anything unused is gone forever. That’s why it’s in your best interest to visit your dentist and take advantage of your benefits before they are gone. Most of all, you’re using the benefits that you pay premiums each month to access!
At a time when your money is more important than ever, give yourself health AND wealth by maintaining your regular dental visits!
About the Practice
At Texas Dentistry, we have a team of 4 dentists who offer a wide range of dental services for patients of all ages in Mesquite. We take pride in providing high quality care that is also affordable, which is why we are in-network with most major PPO plans. If you have any questions, contact us through our website or by phone at (972) 329-4200.