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The Keller Dentist and Your Dental Insurance Benefits

January 10, 2016

Filed under: General Dentistry,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — disting_user @ 12:01 am

keller dentistThe start of a New Year marks many new beginnings, not the least of which is the renewal of your dental insurance benefits. That means that if there was any treatment you did not have last year—whether because your benefits had maxed out or the calendar year had come to a close—now is the time to schedule the dental care you or another member of your family needs at Distinguished Dental, your Keller dental office.

Dental insurance operates differently from medical insurance because of the basic difference between dentistry and medicine: dentistry revolves around preventing dental illness while medicine tends to treat existing illness. Consider what happens when your child begins to have a fever, then a bad sore throat and a headache. You take your little one to the doctor where he has a throat culture that comes back positive for strep. After a few days of antibiotics, he’s feeling better.

Obviously, you do your best to keep your child from becoming sick, but you can’t really prevent strep throat. On the other hand, with regular dental checkups, you and Dr. McIntosh can prevent a lot of dental problems from happening. And that’s why dental insurance has a yearly limit—to encourage you to take advantage of your benefits and schedule the checkups and treatments that you need each calendar year.

The Family Dentist Keller Trusts

The first appointment you should make for yourself and each member of your family is a checkup. What we find at this appointment can essentially dictate the kinds of treatments you’ll need for the remainder of the year. Hopefully, we’ll clean, polish and floss your teeth, examine your teeth for cavities and your soft tissue for early signs of gum disease—and find nothing. However, if we do find a problem, it’s always best to address any concern sooner rather than later.

Of course, our restorative dentistry services are comprehensive, so you can be sure that whatever kind of treatment you need to restore your smile is available from Dr. McIntosh, your Keller family dentist. Our restorative services include:

  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Crowns & bridges
  • Dentures & partials
  • Root canals
  • Periodontal therapy

Call Our Office Today

To take full advantage of your dental benefits, start scheduling your family’s needed appointments early in the year. At Distinguished Dental in Keller, TX, we are here to help you have a smile that is healthy and bright for 2016! We welcome patients from surrounding areas including Roanoke, Trophy Club, Haltom City, Fort Worth, Westlake, and Southlake.

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