Do you have dental insurance? Do you understand exactly how it works and what it covers? Sure, dental insurance is a huge benefit since it saves you a lot of money. You can protect your teeth and smile at a fraction of the price you’d pay without dental insurance. Still, coverage is often confusing. You need to know what you can and can’t do on your current plan. Here’s a guide to understanding your dental insurance.
Visiting the dentist is hard. Sure, it’s good for you and who wouldn’t want a brighter, healthier smile? But as it turns out, a lot of us avoid dental care. 6 million Canadians don’t visit the dentist annually, and while fear or anxiety or busy schedules play a small role, the overwhelming reason we avoid care is the cost.
Every small dental procedure seems simple enough when you have insurance, but when you’re uninsured, it can spell financial discomfort, if not disaster. Dental options used to be scarce for those without insurance, but in recent years, dentists and the BC government have become more aware that there are people living in this tricky situation. There are some options available to those without insurance.
Many families in North America are finding it increasingly difficult to gain access to dental care without proper dental or health care. When faced with economic challenges, many patients may choose to skip their regular dental appointments.
In a dramatic wake-up reminder to maintain proper oral health care, a 24 year North American man passed away earlier this week due to an infected tooth. According to ABC, Kyle Willis began noticing a toothache around fourteen days ago. When told that it was necessary for his wisdom tooth to be extracted immediately, he declined the dental work because he did not have a job at the time and lacked health insurance.