Having dental insurance coverage can certainly help with your dental care needs, but it’s important to understand that most dental plans do not cover all dental procedures.

Your dentist’s primary goal is to help you maintain good dental health.  Unfortunately, your insurance coverage is not based on what you need or what your dentist recommends.  It is determined by the choice of insurance plans that you or your employer has made.  It is common that insurance plans do not cover the entire amount of procedures, and may possibly not cover some procedures at all.  This does not make those procedures any less necessary for your dental health.

You can find out what your dental insurance covers by contacting your insurance company.

There are some things that you can do to keep your our of pocket dental expenses down.

  1. Brush and floss 2 times daily for 2 minutes each time
  2. Eat healthy meals and snacks
  3. Avoid carbonated beverages
  4. Limit sugary snack and drinks
  5. Visit your dentist 2 times a year