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Don’t Forget to Use Your Child’s Dental Benefits before They Expire!

November 26, 2022
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Posted By: Dr. Richard Facko
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Child dental benefits are an essential aspect of health care that has special recognition, with numerous states offering dental coverage as a part of their sponsored health care program. As a result, the American Dental Association estimates that nine out of ten children have dental coverage either through private insurance or through a Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Such prevalent coverage is excellent news for our kids, but as parents, we must keep our eyes on the prize. This is because most dental benefit programs roll over each year. So if you neglect to use your coverage before the end of December, it may be lost. But the Palos Pediatric Dentistry team is ready to help. Here are a few suggestions on how to take advantage of coverage options before it’s too late.

We Can Keep up with Your Child’s Changing Teeth

Sometimes it seems like everything with children is in overdrive. They develop so quickly, growing out of clothes and shoes before they’re hardly worn. So, it’s a good idea to bring them in for that extra check-up, mainly if they haven’t used up all their benefits.

With a thorough and updated examination, we may take advantage of some preventive treatments to keep our teeth healthy. Services like dental sealants and fluoride treatments can provide months of extra protection for their growing teeth.

Early Detection Helps Plan Future Dental Care

Another excellent reason to seek thorough dental care while you still have an available balance is that our dental professionals can follow up on what tooth challenges might be emerging. Even with their primary or baby teeth, our dentists can predict their future needs, such as orthodontic treatments and other more complex care.

This information can help us devise a multi-year treatment plan that will ensure that you maximize your dental coverage each year and give them healthy teeth for life.

Children’s Dental Benefits in Palos Heights, IL

At Palos Pediatric Dentistry, we want you to receive all the benefits and services your family deserves. If you may be leaving money on the table, we encourage you to contact us today so we can help determine what you have available. So let’s end the year with the happiest of smiles.

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