dont let dental benefits expire

Don’t let your Dental Insurance Benefits Expire

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dont let dental benefits expire

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN

It’s nearing that time of year again where the tree will be adorned with tinsel, and lights strung along rooftops as we usher in Christmas with glee. Then, a few days later at the stroke of midnight, a new year will begin. We all tend to get caught up in the hectic rush of the holidays, but there’s one thing you want to make sure you don’t neglect – your oral health!

If you’ve paid your dental insurance premiums all year, why let that benefit go to waste? Your Brentwood dentists at Devine Dentistry want to remind you it is time to get your cleaning and checkup in before the end of the year.

Here’s why it’s important not to waste your benefits

Most dental insurance premiums, although they vary, range between $20 to $40 a month for an individual –even more for those with a spouse or with family coverage. Figure up how much it costs for a dental cleaning and exam, and your premiums probably add up to that cost or less, which means failing to use your benefits means you’ve wasted your money and you essentially paid for dental care that you didn’t even use!

Here’s why those twice-yearly cleanings are important for your health

Everyone, no matter how often you brush and floss, gets tartar buildup, which is the building block of tooth decay and gum disease. The only way to remove tartar is by a professional dental cleaning. Our hygienists use special tools to remove this caked on buildup that otherwise would remain stuck on your teeth forever, where it can do some serious damage to your teeth and gums.

Skipping these checkups means you significantly increase your risk of bad breath, stained teeth, cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss. Furthermore, the bacteria that thrive in this tartar buildup eventually ends up in the bloodstream where it poses significant risks of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. If you’re pregnant, you have someone else to think about what’s at risk –your baby. Ignoring your oral health while pregnant increases your risk of preterm birth and low birth weight in babies. So, it’s not just your teeth that you should worry about.

While it may be tempting to forgo that last dental appointment of the year, don’t! You’ve paid your premiums all year, why let the money go to waste? At Devine Dentistry, we strongly believe in the importance of preventive care, which includes seeing your dentists in Brentwood for routine checkups and cleanings. Utilizing your benefits before the end of the year is especially useful if you plan on not continuing your coverage in the New Year.

Resolve to start the year off right by taking good care of your teeth, which starts with a thorough checkup and cleaning at your dentist in the Belle Meade area. To learn more about our services, please call Devine Dentistry at 615-490-0809 to schedule a consultation.

Devine Dentistry provides total oral health care for patients located in the Tennessee communities of Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills.