Why It's Important to Have Dental Insurance
When it comes to the dentist you can be guaranteed of two things, the first is that you'll have to visit one sometime in your lifetime, the second is it will cost a good amount of money. Sadly dental care is not covered by most health insurance policies; some however do provide supplementary dental insurance for an extra monthly cost. Many employers often provide group dental insurance for their employees. Now, most people will opt out of dental coverage from their employee benefits or health insurance plan to save money. Let's face it, most of us do not go to the dentist often or think we practice good enough oral care to not need to. The fact is you will ever need to visit the dentist and without insurance it can cost a pretty penny. This article is going to go over because it's important to have insurance coverage for dental care.
Proper oral hygiene is how you can prevent tooth decay and keep yourself out of the dentist office. However, even if you practice the strictest oral hygiene and avoid all sugary foods and drinks you'll always end up in the dentist office. While you think "Hey, I take great care of my teeth, so I do not need to worry about cavities" you might get a rude awakening when you accidently trip or get into accident and chip or break tooth. While you've gone to great lengths to avoid the dentist with proper oral hygiene you can not avoid accidents that can break, dislodge or crack a tooth. In a situation where that happens you'll need to visit a dentist and let me tell you it's going to easily cost you $ 1,000 if you need to replace a tooth and get a dental implant; maybe that $ 15.00 a month dental insurance deduction from your paycheck might be worth it.
Do not let me lure you into a false hope either, just because you have dental insurance does not mean you will not have to ante up some money at the dentist office. There are 3 major types of dental insurance, PPO, HMO and discount plans. A PPO dental plan allows you to visit any dentist within your network, but you'll have a deductible and a maximum annual coverage amount. A HMO dental plan requires you to choose one dentist as your primary care dentist, but there is no deductible or maximum annual coverage amount; you do have to make co-pays for each service. A discount plan just simply gives you a discount of specific services depending on dental care required.
Source by Joe Sterling