Just like your family doctor, your dentist may work with dental specialists to provide you with the best care possible.
Prevent problems early. Your child's first dental visit should occur by age one or within six months of when you see the first tooth.
Dental care during pregnancy is not only safe, regular dental visits support your health and your baby's.
Most dental disease is preventable—starting with these five steps to take at home.
Clenching or grinding your teeth (often at night) may be the reason and can also cause damage to your teeth and jaw.
Your dentist may recommend a number of treatment options to replace missing teeth, such as a denture.
A series of common questions on dental care and treatment.
Click on the questions below for the answer.
Most dental plans cover only a specific percentage of
the cost of eligible dental treatment services (services included in the
plan); the patient is responsible for the remainder along with any
costs not covered by the plan. See also: What is the dental plan co-payment?
example, many standard dental plans will cover 80 percent of
basic/preventive dental services such as dental exams, X-rays,
cleanings, fillings and root canals while coverage for other procedures
such as crowns, bridges, veneers and dentures may be at 50 percent.
Other plans may cover a higher or lower percentage of services; it is
rare for any plan to cover 100 percent of every service. You should also
be aware that most dental plans have a financial limit.
your dentist can help you understand your plan coverage they are not
experts on your plan. It is your responsibility to know the details of
your plan. See also: How can I find out what my dental plan covers?