Good oral hygiene has been shown to have a positive impact on overall health. Healthy teeth and gums indicate that all is well elsewhere. It seems logical that health insurance would then cover dental procedures such as exams, cleanings, and other work.

Unfortunately, things do not always work the way we assume or hope. There are limited times when medical plans cover dental procedures.

 

We all may be familiar with how traditional dental insurance plans work. You visit the dentist, had your dental card to the billing manage, the office submits the claim, the insurance company pays the office, and then you receive a bill for the uncovered balance.

Sometimes those uncovered amounts are quite large, which is why you might need a supplemental policy.