Are You Using Your Dental Insurance?Thursday, September 15th, 2016
Use it or lose it.
Have you ever heard anyone say this?
This phrase is used in fitness to encourage people to exercise. It can refer to certain skills that we need to practice in order to maintain them.
You also may have heard it mentioned in reference to benefits, like vacation time or dental insurance.
Wait … dental insurance? Yes. Dental insurance policies often are designed to encourage preventive care, but those benefits often don’t carry over from year to year.
At Advanced Smile Arts, we want you and your family to keep your mouths as healthy as possible. One way to do that is to take advantage of the basic benefits provided by your dental coverage.
After all, you are paying for it already. Why not make an appointment at our dentist office if you live in or near Danville, IL, to take advantage of those benefits?
Why You Need A Dental Checkup
We hope everyone in and around Danville is doing the things they should be doing as part of good oral hygiene.
This starts with home care, and we would encourage you to follow the American Dental Association recommended guidelines. Brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes at a time, and floss between your teeth every day.
By doing this, you will go a long way toward reducing your risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
Please notice that we wrote reduce, not eliminate, your risk. No one is perfect, and while it’s not really fair, some people are more prone to oral health issues than others.
By visiting our office for your general dentistry needs, a member of our team can give you a professional dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup. As part of your visit, we will examine your mouth for signs and symptoms of tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other oral health concerns.
Catching these problems in the early stages is better for your oral health and better for your wallet. Stopping tooth decay when you have a small cavity is certainly preferable to having a root canal treatment for an infected tooth.
Know What’s Covered
You may not realize what is covered by your company’s dental plan. If you haven’t already, then today would be a good day to review your policy.
You may be able to receive basic care at little or no costs. Some policies also assist with the expenses of restorative procedures. This could make it easier to get the treatment you have been putting off.
Even if you don’t review your policy today, we encourage you to do so soon while you still have time to take advantage of it before the end of the year.
For Patients Who Don’t Have Dental Insurance
It would be nice if every company provided dental plans, but we know that’s not always the case. We also know some people forego their company’s dental plans for a variety of reasons.
Regardless, you teeth are just as important as anyone else’s, and our staff wants to work with you and for you to keep your mouth healthy.
It’s why we offer multiple payment options for the patients who visit our office.
Maybe you have been preparing for a dental procedure by saving a little bit each paycheck and now you are ready to move forward. We certainly accept cash, checks, and credit cards to cover those services.
However, we also realize that you may feel more comfortable if you can spread out those costs. Many times, this is a good way to get the service you need or want in a way that is more convenient with your budget.
One way to do this is with our in-office financing plans. We offer interest-free options to spread your costs over 12, 18, or 24 months.
We also accept Personal Finance Company and CareCredit. These companies provide another way to finance dental and other health care expenses. You may find these programs are just what you need to get the dental care that you deserve.
Don’t Lose Your Benefits
As we noted earlier, you are already paying for dental care if you are paying for dental insurance. If you don’t actually use it, then you aren’t getting any of the benefits that come from having this policy.
Our team at Advanced Smile Arts does our best to work with our patients to find the payment options that will help them receive the general and family dentistry that you want and need.
We hope to see you soon!
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