Maintaining oral health
It’s important to get a dental exam every six months. These regular visits to the dentist can be good for your overall health.
Regular dental exams can:
- Find problems with your teeth and gums before they cause you or your children pain and are costly to treat
- Help you maintain your dental health
- Spot warning signs of medical conditions in the mouth unrelated to your teeth
- Establish a place to go if you have a dental emergency
For these reasons, it’s important to see your dentist twice a year. That’s true even if there are no obvious problems or you no longer have your natural teeth.
Make it a habit to schedule and keep regular appointments with your dentist. Taking action now will help you avoid major issues in the future.
Dental services are a covered benefit for Healthy Michigan Plan members and pregnant members 21 years and older. For help finding an in-network dentist in your area, visit Find a Doctor, then click Find a dentist.
If dental services aren’t a covered benefit for you, here are some options to help you access care: