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Dr. Kevin Burgdorf, DDS
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Do Not Throw Your Benefits Away!

November 23, 2014
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Posted By: Dr. Kevin Burgdorf
A tooth on top of cash | Bridgeton MO Dentist

Did you know that most patients do not maximize their dental benefits from year-to-year? In fact, 50% of Americans with dental insurance never even use their preventive treatment completely before their benefits turn over. That means you are just throwing money out the window.

What Does Dental Insurance Cover?

Most dental insurance allows for two preventive appointments including cleanings, exams, and x-rays each year. For most dental plans, it is not necessary to pay a deductible for preventive care. The benefits of regular exams, cleanings, and x-rays go beyond utilizing your insurance. Having regular appointments can save you time, money, and pain in the long run. When you avoid dental care, you put your health at risk.

Conditions such as periodontal disease and decay can be avoided with regular dental cleanings and exams. X-rays alert us to conditions in their earlier stages, and that means easier and less expensive treatment for you and your family. Many insurance plans even cover preventive treatments for kids such as sealants and fluoride that can help them avoid decay.

Your insurance company is a business and they count on patients just like you to let your benefits run out without using them because then their profits are higher. Do not let that happen. Even if your employer covers the cost of your benefits, it is still part of your salary package and a benefit you work hard to receive.

Time is running out to get the care you need. Most insurance plans turn over in January and the number of appointments we have for preventive treatments or restorative treatments are running out. Call our Bridgeton, MO dental office today to see if you have benefits remaining for 2014 and to schedule your outstanding treatment.

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