The holidays are sneaking up on us this year. At Barataria Dental, your dental health remains our priority. We wanted to remind our patients of some essential information regarding their dental health this holiday season. Learn more below:
Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits
As the holidays begin, many patients will find themselves pushing off their necessary dental procedures to make space on their calendars. It’s important, however, to consider your dental insurance benefits. Once the holidays are over, it will be a new year and you will not be able to use any unused benefits from this year. We recommend going ahead and scheduling your next preventative care appointment now before you begin receiving invitations for holiday activities. Barataria Dental will accept and file all insurance claims for you. We are not a participating provider with any dental plan. Therefore, you are responsible for paying the difference between our fee and your insurance company’s allowable fee. We will fully attempt to help you receive full insurance benefits; however, you are personally responsible for your account, and we encourage you to contact us if your policy has not paid within 30 days.
Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions Available
Cosmetic dentistry services are very popular this time of year. Many patients want to look their best and be prepared to show off their smiles. Even though the holidays might look very different this year, we can still help you achieve your dream smile for upcoming family dinners or even a long-distance video call with friends. Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. Let us help you make a great impression this holiday season. Doctors Maria Burmaster and Valerie Hemphill offer a wide range of professional teeth whitening options to brighten your smile. They will discuss your cosmetic goals, dental concerns and budget before recommending which option is best suited to your needs. The teeth whitening offered by Barataria Dental is far superior to the teeth bleaching kits sold in drug stores, with the added benefit of professional oversight for safe and effective results.
Remember to Brush & Floss
The holidays can be particularly tough on your smile. Many holiday favorites like cranberry sauce, fruit-flavored pies, red wine, and hot cocoa are known for leaving behind staining agents on your teeth. This is why recommend brushing and flossing at least twice a day. The longer staining agents remain on your teeth, the more likely it is that you will suffer from tooth discoloration. Maintaining your brightest and most healthy version of your smile starts with practicing a consistent oral hygiene routine at home. Even as your schedule gets busier, remember to take care of yourself and your dental health.
Schedule An Appointment
Barataria Dental is a general, family and cosmetic dentistry practice. Our focus is on providing comprehensive dental care for the entire family, especially patients who have complex dental needs including cosmetic dental concerns and functional dental problems. Schedule an appointment with us today.