Your dental insurance likely renews on January 1st, which means if you haven’t yet made an appointment for a dental visit, now is the time. You can maximize your dental benefits by making an appointment for dental treatment before the year is over. Our family dentists want you to know what your insurance covers during a visit to our office. Here are just a few of the procedures you might consider. Teeth Cleanings Your dental insurance will typically cover at least two dental examinations every year, so if you haven’t made an appointment for a teeth cleaning yet, now is the time! Our family dentists are happy to provide teeth cleanings for patients of all ages, so the whole family can feel comfortable in our office. At your dental exam, we’ll thoroughly clean your teeth and check your mouth for any signs of dental issues, such as oral cancer or gum disease. We’ll also remove any plaque that’s built up along your gum line to help prevent gingivitis. Regular teeth cleanings help us monitor your oral health and prevent potential problems from getting worse. Restorative Dentistry If you’ve been putting off dental treatment like fillings, crowns, root canals, or extractions, it’s better to get it done before it hurts. Our team would be happy to maximize your benefits! If you’re missing a tooth or have teeth that are damaged beyond repair, restorative dentistry can help transform your smile. Restorative dentistry includes dental implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns that can make your teeth look just like new. Insurance providers vary in the procedures they will cover, so you’ll need to work with your insurance company to determine your course of action once we’ve had our consultation. Cosmetic Dentistry Are you interested in any cosmetic dentistry procedures? If your teeth are cracked, broken, chipped, or stained, cosmetic dentistry can help. Don’t wait until next year to make an appointment, though—if you’ve already met your deductible for the year, you’ll save money by having these procedures done before your benefits renew! While many cosmetic procedures are not covered under dental insurance, there are exceptions. Don’t be afraid to ask whether a particular procedure is covered. We’re happy to schedule a consultation to walk you through your cosmetic dentistry options. Preventive Dentistry Sometimes our patients take such great care of their teeth that they don’t need any dental procedures at all. That’s great! We want to help you keep it that way through preventive dentistry. At your dental appointment, we’ll clean your teeth and check your mouth for any signs of developing oral health issues. If you get the all-clear, you might be interested in preventive measures such as fluoride treatments or dental sealants to keep your teeth cavity-free. These preventive measures are often covered by insurance and can help you fight off tooth decay in the long term. Ready to Make an Appointment? Interested in making the most of your dental insurance benefits? Our dentists in Hudsonville, MI want to help you achieve your best smile. We offer a wide range of dental services and are always happy to answer your questions. To request your appointment for a teeth cleaning and oral examination before the new year, call Hudsonville Dental at (616) 209-4024.