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What’s next after a visit to the dentist?

August 5, 2022.Individuals.#claims processing
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After your trip to the dentist, you might wonder what comes next. For some, this waiting period after the appointment can be stressful, with questions about what was covered and possible bills and co-pays. TruAssure is here to help interpret the documents you may receive and explain what you need to know after visiting the dentist. Depending on your coverage, you might have a co-pay due at the time of the visit. However, others may receive a bill or receipt after your claim has been submitted and processed. Submitting a claim. A claim is a form requesting payment sent to your benefits carrier after a visit or procedure. This is done by either you or your dentist based on your dental plan. In-network dental offices typically submit claims for you. However, some members might have to send the form themselves if they seek care from an out-of-network dentist. Keep it simple […]

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Dental cleanings explained

July 1, 2022.Individuals.#dental benefits

Even with good at-home oral health routines, going to the dentist for regular cleanings is an essential part of keeping your smile healthy. Visiting the dentist for preventive care can also help avoid the need for more costly oral health procedures. What happens during a dental cleaning? Trained dental hygienists use tools to clean your gums and teeth professionally. They check for signs of gingivitis (inflamed gums) and cavities and make note of any problem areas for the dentist to examine. As part of a dental cleaning, a scaler is used to remove plaque and tartar around your gum line. Scraping sounds are normal, but let your hygienist know if you are uncomfortable or feel pain. While flossing and brushing can keep plaque from hardening and becoming tartar, it can only be removed during a dental cleaning. If your hygienist spends a long time cleaning your teeth, they might encourage […]

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Three Reasons Why Visiting the Dentist Benefits Your Health

March 8, 2019.Individuals.#cleaning

Visiting the dentist for regular dental checkups is an easy way to improve not only your oral health, but also your overall health. Like your regular physician, your dentist should be a part of your overall wellness regimen.  Here are three reasons how the dentist can help you improve your well-being. Preventive dental care is important When you go to your dentist for a routine checkup, they (or a dental hygienist) will clean your teeth.  Having your teeth cleaned removes tartar buildup that can only be removed by a dental professional, which prevents tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health issues that can result from excess tartar. In addition to a cleaning, the dentist will look for any oral health issues that require treatment. If dental issues go untreated, they can get worse, more painful, more expensive to treat and even lead to tooth loss. In most cases, the […]

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Five Ways to Have a Smile-Friendly Summer

July 2, 2018.Individuals.#dentist

For many of us, summertime means enjoying the weather, swimming, cookouts, vacations, less hectic schedules and much more. While you’re hopefully relaxing a bit and enjoying the summer, remember to prioritize oral health this summer. Here are five ways to keep your summer smile-friendly: Use lip balm with SPF. Even if you generously apply sunscreen and reapply every few hours, you are not protecting your skin as well as you should from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Lips are the top area of the body people often overlook and exposing them to the sun may increase your risk for oral cancer. Apply an SPF 30 lip balm or lip sunscreen alone or under lip gloss and remember to reapply every couple of hours for full protection from the sun. Plus, it will help protect your lips from chapping.   Wear a mouthguard when playing sports or during other high-impact summer […]

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