Your dental health is a vital component of your general well being. Like all the States, Texas is required to provide dental benefits to children covered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). However, states decide whether to provide dental benefits for adults. Whether or not you are covered for dental care under Medicaid depends on the plan in which you are enrolled. As a Medicaid dentist in Killeen, the doctors and staff would be glad to welcome you and your family to our dental practice if you have insurance with either Medicaid or CHIP.
Medicaid and Your Child’s Smile
Here in Texas, Medicaid Dental provides services for children under the age of 21. Treatment includes:
- Dental exams
- Dental cleanings
- Dental crowns
- Orthodontic treatment
When you bring your children to Ace Dental you can expect comprehensive treatment to ensure their oral health. Oral and general health are closely linked, so these appointments are essential as children grow and mature. Moreover, seeing a dentist regularly sets up a pattern that children will be more likely to maintain throughout their lives. For this reason, we make every effort to ensure that your child’s visit is enjoyable and even a bit fun, too!
Dental Checkups in Killeen
If your plan allows for adult dental care, or if you are bringing your children to our office, you’ll be given a comprehensive dental cleaning and exam to determine whether or not additional services are needed to maintain your dental health. After our dental hygienist thoroughly cleans your teeth, takes digital x-rays as necessary and charts the depth of your gum pockets, the dentist will carefully examine the condition of each tooth and your gums. We look for signs of decay as well as periodontal disease. If we find a cavity, bleeding gums or other signs of dental distress, we’ll recommend the best course of treatment to restore your best dental health.
Be Our Partner in Your Oral Health
In addition to regular dental checkups, sticking to a strict schedule of brushing your teeth twice every day and flossing at least once a day is vital. Be sure to use a toothbrush with soft bristles and fluoride toothpaste to help strengthen the hard enamel surface of your teeth. Flossing removes bacteria-filled plaque from between your teeth and along the gum line. You can even make oral hygiene at home a family activity to encourage your children to always take care of their smiles.
Call Our Office Today
If you have Medicaid dental coverage for yourself or your children, please contact Ace Dental. We accept Medicaid patients from Killeen, TX and the surrounding communities at any of our conveniently located offices in Belton, Taylor and Killeen, TX.