Many Americans don't know what's covered in their dental insurance plans, and an invoice from their dentist's office often surprises them. Here's a guide to what's covered (and what's not) in the majority of dental plans.
Month: January 2020
Author: Main Street Dental Clinics
Fifty-eight percent of Americans visit the dentist at least once a year. The bulk of these will have some kind of insurance plan, which covers some (or all) of the costs associated with dental treatment.
Dental insurance, however, can be complicated. There are deductibles, co-pays, and co-insurance. How much do you need to pay? What's covered in your plan? Where do you get your plan? This blog will answer these questions and provide you with all the information you need to know about dental insurance.
Are you an active duty member of the U.S. military or a retiree who has served? First, thank you for your service. We appreciate the sacrifices you and your family have made for our country. We owe you a debt of gratitude.
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One-third of the U.S. population has skipped out on necessary dental treatments or preventive care due to anxiety or fear of going to the dentist. Are you one of the millions of Americans that avoid the dentist out of anxiety or embarrassment? Just know that you're not alone!
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Teeth tingling is a prickling or stinging sensation in your teeth and might be accompanied by inflammation or bleeding gums. Usually, this is nothing to worry about, and your dentist will provide you with relief for the sensitivity.
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