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Why Dental Insurance Coverage Matters
If you're considering dental insurance, you might be wondering, “Why do I need dental insurance?” Understanding the benefits can greatly impact your overall health and well-being.

Regular Dental Checkups

One of the most overlooked aspects of oral care is scheduling regular dental checkups every six months. These visits not only maintain the health of your mouth but also significantly reduce the risk of oral infections. Additionally, regular checkups facilitate early detection and treatment of serious issues like gum disease.​

Periodontal Disease and Overall Health

Scientific research has established strong links between periodontal disease (gum disease) and overall health. This underscores the importance of reassessing and potentially revising your current oral health routine.

Understanding Dental Insurance Plans

When it comes to dental insurance, two common types are Dental HMO (DHMO) and Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans. Understanding their differences is crucial in making an informed decision.​

Dental HMO Insurance Plans

DHMO plans prioritize preventive care at a lower cost. They encourage regular dental visits and check-ups while keeping out-of-pocket expenses minimal. However, coverage is limited to in-network dental care providers.

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Benefits of DHMO Plans:

  • No annual maximum for covered benefits

  • No deductible

  • Low copayments for diagnostic and preventive care

  • Lower premiums compared to PPO plans

Limitations of DHMO Plans:

  • Limited coverage for out-of-network care

  • Possible restrictions on visits, treatments, or diagnostic tests

  • Referral required for specialist care

  • Smaller dentist network size

Important Tip: Under DHMO plans, selecting a primary dental facility is necessary, and referrals are required for specialist care.

PPO Insurance Plans

PPO plans offer a larger network of dental providers and greater flexibility in choosing dentists or facilities. While they involve higher out-of-pocket costs, they provide more options for care.

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Benefits of PPO Plans

  • Larger network of dentists

  • Flexibility in choosing dentists or facilities

  • Partial reimbursement for out-of-network treatment

  • No referral needed for specialist care

Limitations of PPO Plans

  • Annual coverage limit

  • Deductible requirement

  • Higher copayments compared to DHMO plans

  • Higher premiums

Important Tip: PPO plans offer flexibility but come with coverage limits and higher costs.

Final Tip: Before selecting a plan, confirm with your dentist which insurance coverage they accept to ensure seamless treatment.
Ready to Choose?
Whether you opt for a DHMO or PPO dental plan, make an informed decision that suits your unique requirements and priorities.


Let's get started on finding the right plan for you and your family.

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