December 2017 – Don’t forget!
The end of the year is fast approaching. Have you made the most of your dental benefits? By failing to use benefits this year, you may have less benefits (less money from your plan) to pay for dental treatment in the future.
Often times, dental benefits are unused or underutilized because patients do not understand how helpful the benefits can be. Also, dental insurance plans can be confusing at times. Our dentist in Columbia, SC can help you understand how to get the most out of the benefits you have already paid for!
First, going to the dentist every six months for a cleaning and exam can prevent hours of pain later on. By having regular checkups, your dentist can find cavities and cracks in teeth when these problems just begin. At the beginning stages, most dental problems are easy to fix and the problems are often less expensive when corrected early on. By waiting until a tooth hurts, the likelihood of a quick and relatively inexpensive repair is greatly diminished. Cavities and fractures in teeth will continue to enlarge unless they are treated. With today’s technology, many problems can be corrected in one visit. That means less time off work, less time away from family, and less hassle.
Second, by having a registered, license dental hygienist or dentist evaluate your gums for signs of periodontal disease, this inflammatory disease can be detected and treated quickly. Untreated periodontal disease can lead to bad breath, tooth loss, diabetes complications, and a host of other undesired outcomes. The only way to definitively diagnose periodontal disease is by taking measurements around the teeth with a specialized instrument. Periodontal disease has been linked to many other health problems, ranging from cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease to pancreatic and kidney cancers.
We have the expertise and technology to assist you with any oral issue.
DON’T LET YOUR INSURANCE BENEFITS EXPIRE THIS YEAR – YOU PAID GOOD MONEY FOR THEM!
Call us today at 803-661-8412 to schedule an appointment before the holidays. For information on all the services we provide, please visit our website.
Also ask about our Whitening for Life Club!
Garners Ferry Dentistry