If You Have Insurance, Your Cleanings Are Free!

If You Have Insurance, Your Cleanings Are Free!

woman at teeth cleaning appointmentWe know many dental patients find the ins & outs of dental insurance confusing, but if you have dental insurance the most important thing for you to know is that you get two free cleanings per year!

Nearly all dental insurance plans are set up in favor of preventive care. Most plan benefits cover two annual teeth cleanings (also referred to as hygiene or prophylaxis in clinical terms) at 100%, meaning you won’t pay anything out of pocket for your visit & the insurance company covers the cost of your annual cleanings. This is one of the ways that insurance companies & your dentist encourage you to prevent dental problems. By seeing the dentist for a cleaning every six months, which usually includes a brief exam, we can catch problems before they become painful, costly or both! Read more

Be Sure to Use Your Dental Benefits Every Year

Be Sure to Use Your Dental Benefits Every Year

use insurance benefits to save money on dental careIf you have dental insurance, your insurance company provides you with a certain dental benefits each year. In case you’re not very familiar with insurance vocabulary, you can think of an insurance benefit as a dental service that the insurance company pays all or most of the cost of. Most dental plans cover the most common preventive services at 100%, meaning the insurance company pays 100% of the cost & you pay nothing.  But you should know, if you don’t use these benefits each year, they’re gone forever! Read more