June is bustling, filled to the brim with some of our favorite holidays: National Smile Month, Father’s Day, and Smile PowerTM Day! But there’s one more day of celebration this month that you may not have heard of—National Insurance Awareness Day! This day falls on June 28th and encourages everyone to check their coverage!
Excited yet? Before you hit the back button on your browser, take a few minutes to become informed about insurance.
Put your money where your mouth is:
Ever heard the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” It sums up preventive care.
When we feel under the weather, we call a doctor. That means that we’re waiting for a problem to occur before going to the doctor. The dentist is different. A dentist’s job is to make sure our mouth is healthy so that problems don’t have the opportunity to arise (or worsen). They help us avoid potentially painful and costly oral health problems. If you maintain your oral health, restorative care procedures likely won’t be needed.
Most types of policies, like health insurance or car insurance, focus on fixing a problem. It’s hard to imagine your auto insurance covering routine maintenance, such as an oil change.
But dental plans do just that! Delta Dental plans focus on helping you avoid problems and diseases that are nearly 100% preventable. Regular check-ups allow your dentist to evaluate for early signs of more serious problems. Finally, it’s important to remember that at-home oral hygiene habits are just as important as regular check-ups.
What about when a dental problem does arise?
While it’s true dental insurance focuses on preventive care, emergencies can happen. You never know when a chipped tooth or broken jaw will strike. There are many types of dental plans to fit you, your lifestyle, and your budget. Shop around for a plan that’s perfect for you.
Would you rather pay more than $100 for a dental cleaning or $0? Most dental plans encourage preventive care by covering 100 percent of the costs of initial exams, cleaning, X-rays, sealants, and fluoride treatments.
Pat yourself on the back—you’re officially dental insurance aware!
Looking for information on your specific plan? Click here to log in to your member portal.
*Updated May 2020