Before you enroll in any health plan, it’s good to know exactly what the benefits and coverage mean. Here are different types of dental care that you may want to make sure are covered by your plan:
Regular exams and cleanings. Most dual health plans include $0 copays for regular exams, which can include cleaning and periodontal maintenance. That means you can visit the dentist for a cleaning at no extra cost to you.
Dental X-rays. Dentists use x-rays to get a detailed look at the health of your mouth. They can check the roots of your teeth and surrounding bones, as well as fillings, crowns and implants. X-rays also help dentists find decay and cavities.
Fluoride treatments. It’s a quick, painless way to help protect your teeth from cavities and decay.
Credits for dental services. Usually, patients pay part of the cost for fillings, root canals, implants and other dental services. But many dual health plans include credits to help pay for these types of dental services. Some dual health plans even include credits for dentures.