Don’t Let Your 2020 Dental Benefits Lapse!

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So 2019 has come and gone and you forgot to use your dental benefits. It’s frustrating! It feels like you threw money away, which you kind of did. So how do you avoid making the same mistake this year?

Here are some tips for using your 2020 dental insurance benefits:

 – Frist, if you don’t already have a dentist, find out what kind of insurance you have and what dentist is covered in your area. You’ll want to find out, what your deductible is, how much your copay might be and what is covered under your plan. A simple call to the 800 phone number on the back of your insurance card will answer any questions you may have. You can also call your dentist and they will be able to find out this information for you.

– Most plans pay for preventive visits. It’s a good idea to schedule one as early in the year as possible. This way you and your doctor can talk about what your dental needs are and plan your year out accordingly. You’ll be able to set appointments for future care, plus, starting the year out with a bright white smile is always nice.

-Once you have a plan for your yearly dental care, you’ll be able to budget accordingly and hopefully have a happy, healthy holiday season at the end of 2020 without having to worry about your lapsing dental benefits.

If you don’t have one, try using http://www.DentistUSA.com to find a great dentist in your area!

Don’t Forget About Your Dental Insurance Benefits!

 

Did you know? Only 2.8% of people with PPO dental plan participants reached or exceeded their plans annual maximum.

The majority of dental insurance policies have yearly out-of-pocket maximums that usually cap out at $750 to $2,000 per year. Once that maximum is reached, patients have to pay 100% of any remaining dental costs. But most people (and by most we are talking about 97.2% of people) are not using their full benefits before the end of the year.

So, if you are one of the 97.2% of people who have not used their dental benefits this year, call your dentist today and try to get in before December 31, 2019 because your benefits DO NOT roll over to 2020.

If you need to find a dentist to use your remaining benefits, try looking for one on DentistUSA.com

Stem Cell Treatments For Teeth

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Having a tooth replaced can be daunting. I, myself, have had many an anxious filled night wondering how much pain the surgery (and yes, it is surgery) would cause and how long the pain would last afterwards. Of course there are the customary questions of, “will the new fake tooth fit all right?” or, “will the new fake tooth be the right color?” and, “how soon before I can eat again?” The last question is the one that weighs on me the most… no pun intended.

But, what if I didn’t have to have my tooth replaced? Or, more to the point, what if I could just grow another tooth?

We all know the human body contains two sets of teeth. Deciduous teeth (or baby teeth) are all gone by the time you reach 12 to 13 years old. After that, your adult teeth come in and, that’s all folks. Those puppies have to last the rest of your life, so take care of them!

But what if those two sets aren’t your last? Enter – Stem Cell Treatments.

Teeth contain quite a bit of dental stem cells. What are stem cells? Well, from birth, the body is equipped with different types of cells that help you grow, you. From your organs to every system in your body, all of them are made up by cells.

Teeth hold a reservoir of cells that could be used to do many things like help heal a cavity before a tooth requires a root canal or Stem cells may be able to repair dental pulp and direct the immune system to remove tooth decay-causing bacteria.

Studies have also identified a network of genes that are responsible for tooth development and lifelong tooth regeneration in sharks. Genes that humans naturally possess. So, perhaps one day, we could also go through 30,000 teeth in a lifetime.

Until then, if you are having issues with your smile, you can find a great dentist on www.DentistUSA.com.