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It’s that time of year again when dental insurance needs to be used before it runs out after December 31. If you have not had your preventative care and dental cleanings yet, now is the time to visit Dr. Larry Hemby and our team in Southport, North Carolina. Fall is a good time to utilize your dental benefits as you get your smile ready for the upcoming holidays.

Did you know that preventative care is actually good for your oral health and your budget? Most health insurance providers pay 100% for receiving preventative dental treatment. What does this mean for you? You can maximize your returns getting an end-of-year dental cleaning and exam. Fall treatment gives you time to evaluate any issues you may have with your oral health formulate a game plan to take care of these before the holidays.

When you come in for your preventative exam and cleaning, you can expect the following:

-Your gums and teeth will be checked by our dental hygienist and dentist. We will review your overall health and note any medicines you may currently be taking.

-Your teeth will receive a cleaning and polishing.

-We will discuss with you any oral hygiene concerns you may have, and any issues that need care. Our dentist will also check for signs of oral cancer.

-Typically, x-rays are taken each year, but depending on your dental history and oral exam you may need them more often.

-If your evaluation uncovers oral health issues, our dentist will recommend treatment. This may include referral to another oral health care specialist, running additional diagnostics, and returning for dental treatment such as fillings, crowns, or other dental treatment.

Our Southport Dental team is happy to work with you and your dental health provider to determine what treatment is covered by your plan. Dr. Larry Hemby and our team look forward to helping you with your oral health needs in Southport, North Carolina!