Many patients do not realize that their HSA dollars can be used for dental expenses that are considered part of maintaining the health of the teeth and gums. This includes not only routine preventive dental care, but also restorative, periodontal and orthodontic services deemed necessary for long term oral health.
HSA dollars cannot be spent on elective cosmetic dentistry, but can be used for tooth bonding or corrective cosmetic dentistry to address tooth damage or a dental problem.
Bay City dentist Dr. Mahnke understands the financial concerns that many patients, and potential patients, have when it comes to dental care and he and his experienced staff will work with them to maximize benefits available or create a financing plan that suits their budget. In many cases where there are complex dental problems, treatment can be strategically staged to accommodate budget concerns while restoring oral health for the long run. In this way, patients can plan for dental expenses and efficiently use their HSA funds to coordinate care.
Dr. Mahnke is a participating provider for Delta Dental and Blue Cross Blue Shield. He also accepts most other dental insurance policies as an out of network provider, and will work with patients to maximize their dental insurance benefits and file necessary paperwork after a visit.
Dr. Mahnke emphasizes the important role that good oral health plays in overall physical well being- and daily quality of life! Poor dental health, often a result of neglect, can have a direct effect on the development or severity of many health concerns such as heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. Routine dental care goes a long way toward preventing the onset of tooth decay and gum disease- the two most common dental health concerns that can also lead to larger problems if untreated. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adult patients.
If you have been avoiding the dentist due to concerns over cost of dental care, come in for a visit with Dr. Mahnke in Bay City and learn more about both the benefits of a healthy smile and the payment options available.