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Be Sure to Use Your 2020 Benefits!

December 2, 2020
Dental Benefits

Can you believe we’re already in December? This means the end of 2020 is a few weeks away! While no one is sorry to see this year go, that doesn’t mean you should let it lapse without using your 2020 dental insurance benefits! In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist will explain what you need to know about receiving treatment before the year comes to a close.

Don’t Lose Your Benefits Before You Use Them!

If you have dental insurance, then your 2020 benefits will expire unless used at the end of December. If you also have a health savings account, then again your funds will expire once December ends. Instead of losing these benefits, we suggest scheduling a visit with us soon, before the holiday season ramps up. Our team understands how to navigate the often-confusing world of dental insurance coverage. We can help you understand your coverage options, and create an estimate of your treatment costs. We would love to help you and your family greet 2021 with a stronger, healthier smile, with a plan that fits your budget and your schedule.

The Initial Exam

The process starts with an initial exam and cleaning. The goal of the dental checkup is to carefully look at your teeth, gums, and oral structures for possible signs of cavities, gingivitis and gum disease, infection, oral cancer, and even disorder related to bite balance, such as TMD or bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). Our team will also take time to thoroughly clean your teeth, a process that removes all plaque and tartar, which brushing and flossing alone cannot accomplish. Using an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool, we can remove buildup and polish the teeth, which helps lower the risks of everything from cavities and periodontal troubles, to bad breath and even discoloration.

Treatment Options

Should we discover anything that needs treatment, then our team will create a plan to address these concerns, hopefully before the year comes to an end. That way you start a new year with a new smile. You also avoid being caught in the waiting period for your 2021 insurance/funds to become available. If you have any questions about our treatment options, or about using your benefits or health savings funds before the winter holidays begin, then contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Our Treatment Options?

We’re ready to see you and offer any necessary treatment before the holidays are here. Should you require oral surgery, remember that we have IV sedation to make the process comfortable. We also have clear aligners to correct misalignment! To learn more about treating common oral health issues and starting a new year with a stunning new smile, then schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.