Topeka Dentistry
Carrie Peterson, DDS & Ben Rutherford, DDS

5 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

January 26, 2021
Posted By: Topeka Dentistry
Woman smiling in dental exam chair

Dental health is more important than many people realize. The condition of your teeth and gums can affect your overall health and wellbeing, for better or for worse. Good dental health can prevent oral diseases like gingivitis as well as respiratory and cardiovascular infections. 

Oral health is integral to whole-body health, which is why having dental insurance is just as important as having medical insurance. However, the insurance world can be an overwhelming and confusing place. 

With these five easy tips, you can maximize your benefits and get the most out of your dental insurance plan. 

1. Family plans may be more beneficial than individual coverage. 

If there’s more than one person living in your household, you may benefit from choosing an insurance plan for the family. When you include everyone on one policy, you can maximize your savings so your family can get the exceptional care they deserve. 

2. Consider investing in orthodontic coverage. 

If you or a family member has a crossbite, overcrowded teeth, or abnormal spacing between teeth, you may benefit from investing in orthodontic coverage. With this type of coverage, you can receive the orthodontic care you need to correct your bite and improve your oral health.  

3. Use your benefits before they expire each year. 

Insurance providers cap the amount they’ll spend each year for dental treatments. At the beginning of each year, the plan resets, and unused money is lost because it doesn’t roll over. To get the most of your plan, try to exceed or match each year’s maximum so you can keep your smile as healthy and beautiful as possible. 

4. Make sure Topeka Dentistry is in your network. 

Before deciding on a family dental insurance plan in Topeka, KS, please review the approved provider list. Topeka Dentistry is in-network with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Delta Dental of Kansas, and United Concordia. If you ever have any questions about providers, don’t hesitate to contact one of our team members for more details. And we are always happy to treat out of network!

5. Visit your Topeka, KS dentist for regular check-ups. 

Routine teeth cleanings and exams are essential for maintaining good oral health. Many dental insurance plans include complimentary preventive care to cover your check-ups and periodic x-rays. Regular check-ups allow Dr. Peterson and Dr. Rutherford to check for any potential issues before they cause damage to your oral health. Routine preventive care can ultimately save you and your family the burden of costly procedures down the road. 

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Topeka Dentistry strives to always offer high-quality dental care to your family without burning a hole in your wallet. Each family deserves to have access to excellent care, and we pledge to stand by your side throughout your family’s life-long oral health journey. 

If you have questions about dental insurance or other financial information, please don’t hesitate to call us at (785) 266-9100. 

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