Don’t Lose Your Benefits Before You Use Them

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prairie village dental benefits

Do you have dental insurance, or possibly a health savings account? If so, then you could have benefits and funds available to use before the year comes to a close! In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS, prosthodontist talks about putting them to good use before they’re gone, so you can enjoy good oral health!

Your Dental Insurance Coverage

If you carry dental insurance, then you have a set number of benefits you can use in a calendar year. If you don’t use them, these won’t roll over and instead just expire. You’re then stuck in a waiting period for your 2023 ones to become available. Likewise, many people who carry health savings accounts have funds that may not roll over into 2023, so these could also become lost. Instead, give us a call and arrange for your last checkup and cleaning of 2022. We will diagnose your smile with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, offering an exam with precision and accuracy. We then move forward with treating the issues we discover, such as cavities, infection, gingivitis, gum disease, and even TMD or bruxism (teeth grinding). We also screen for oral cancer too!

Getting Started with an Exam

The exam will let us assess the state of your smile and discover if you have issues that need treatment with a restoration or a custom oral appliance. But we also clean the teeth during the same visit. A dental cleaning involves using an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual pick to remove all plaque and tartar gently but thoroughly from the teeth. Doing so helps lower the risk of cavities and gum disease, but also fights bad breath and teeth stains too. You can then start 2023 with a bright and healthy smile!

Creating a Treatment Plan

Our team offers a host of treatment options to bring relief to your smile. For example, our team can use custom oral appliances to address sleep apnea, TMD, and even bruxism. Our lifelike fillings and crowns can treat damaged teeth, and bring relief from tooth decay and infection. Cosmetic procedures help brighten teeth and address esthetic concerns with the shape and position of the teeth. Our team can also tackle tooth loss, filling the exposed gaps in your smile with custom-made bridges, full and partial dentures, and even natural looking dental implants.

If you have any questions about how we treat your smile, or about using your benefits, then contact our team today.


Our team wants to help you start 2023 with a healthier smile. To learn more about improving your smile, then please contact Dr. Stuart Dexter, Prosthodontist in Prairie Village, KS by calling 913-362-8200 to schedule an appointment and use your remaining benefits.