When 2020 begins, we want you to look back and smile. More specifically, we want to help you have a healthy smile both when you reflect on the year that was and the year ahead.
It’s why we hope you will visit us before the end of the year for a dental cleaning and exam. This is important for anyone, but it’s particularly important for anyone with dental insurance. We don’t want you to lose the benefits that you’ve been paying for all year.
Call the office of Jennifer Perkins, DDS, in Huntsville, AL today do schedule your appointment. You can reach us at 256-801-0002.
Don’t Lose It, Use It
Try to imagine leasing a car for a year, but instead of driving it, you just leave it sitting in the driveway. That would be considered a waste of money.
Dental insurance is similar in a way. If you are fortunate enough to have dental coverage, you are paying for it throughout the year. That’s money you are spending on a service. What are you getting if you never take advantage of your coverage?
Most dental policies are designed to encourage preventive care. Many will cover most or all of the cost of routine cleanings and exams. (Be sure to check your plan for details.)
At the same time, most policies have limits on when you can use those benefits. For a lot of plans, those limits coincide with the calendar year. In other words, if you don’t schedule a dental cleaning, that’s one benefit you’ll lose and can’t get back.
You Could Lose More Than Money
You deserve a healthy, happy smile. To maintain that smile, you want to keep all your teeth, and that’s more likely if you have a good and consistent oral care routine.
Daily, you should be brushing your teeth (twice) and flossing (once), according to the American Dental Association. You also should be getting professional dental cleanings and exams about every six months.
No one brushes and flosses perfectly every time. And based on surveys, most people aren’t flossing as often as they should. There’s a reason more than 90 percent of people will develop cavities, and 70 percent or more will develop gum disease. Both of these issues can be treated easily and effectively, but they both can lead to tooth loss if they aren’t addressed in time.
We want you to keep smiling. We want to treat any problems as early as possible. This is why we encourage you to take advantage of our general dental care and your dental coverage.
If you don’t have dental insurance, we offer multiple flexible payment options as well. In addition to cash, checks, and credit cards, you can finance your treatment with Care Credit.