Did you know you’re eligible for two free checkups and cleanings annually if you have dental insurance? Most plans renew with the start of each New Year, though. Don’t let your benefits run out in 2016! Your dentist in Belton accepts PPO dental insurance, and we want to help you make the most out of your investment!
Preventive Dental Care Is Key for Overall Health
Your dental insurance is like any other investment. You pay something right now in exchange for a payoff later — in this case, you receive better overall health and wellbeing thanks to your investment in dental health.
With two preventive checkups and hygiene appointments annually, you’re greatly reducing your risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay — issues that can take a real toll on an otherwise healthy body.
We are learning more about the connection between your gums and your systemic well-being every year. Periodontal disease has been linked to heart problems, respiratory issues, and pregnancy complications — among other serious health issues.
During a checkup and cleaning, we’ll remove the plaque and tartar that cause cavities and gum disease. Plaque is the clear, sticky stuff that builds up on the surface of your teeth throughout the day. When it’s not removed thoroughly, plaque turns into tartar — the hard, yellow substance that can only be removed with special tools at the dentist’s office.
This regular visit is also the time when your dentist will also check for the early warning signs of other potential problems, like worn dental work, nighttime teeth grinding, and even oral cancer. Early detection can make a big difference in successful treatment.
Flexible Spending Account Plans Expire, Too
If you have an FSA (flexible spending account) or HSA (health savings account), you should be aware of what funds you may lose on January 1. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you can currently roll over up to $500 of unused FSA funds to the next year. That’s great news for anyone with this type of healthcare savings account. But any money you’ve accrued over $500 will be forfeited to your employer.
You can use your FSA or HSA for items like night guards and sports guards, braces, sleep apnea therapy, and other devices that promote your oral and overall health.
Questions? Get In Touch With Your Provider
If you have questions about the services you are eligible for in 2016, get in touch with your dental insurance provider or your employer’s human resources department to learn about how you can make the most out of your dental insurance. Once your benefits expire, there’s no getting them back — so act now to maximize on your investment!
Schedule a Visit Before Time Runs Out!
Have you had two checkups and cleanings in 2016? Don’t forget that Ace Dental accepts your PPO dental insurance plan. This month and next are some of the busiest for your dentist in Belton. Schedule an appointment with your dentist today!