Your Insurance May Cover Dental Sealants

Dental sealants can do miracles for protecting your molars from cavities. Many people get oral sealants and love them, and yet many others do not. One of the reasons that many people don’t think about getting oral sealants is because they believe their insurance won’t reimburse them. Will your insurance cover the application of dental sealants? Read on to find out.​

While we can’t say for sure that all insurance companies reimburse the cost of oral sealants, it’s been our experience that many do! Insurance companies want you to be healthy, and dental sealants are very effective tools for enhancing oral health in the molars. The greatest way to find out for sure whether your insurance company covers the cost of oral sealant application is to call them. We’re very familiar with speaking with insurance companies, so if you need any help, please feel free to ask us. It never hurts to ask, but your pearly whites may suffer if you don’t ask! There’s lots of good to be done for your teeth with dental sealants to let the chance to fade away because you didn’t find out whether your insurance company covered the application costs.​

Please reach out to Pell City Dental Center PC at 205-884-2370 now to arrange and appointment for dental sealants in Pell City, Alabama, with Dr. Scott Barnett.


The American Dental Association Helps Consumers Find Quality Oral Care Products

Brushing your teeth each morning and night, while also remembering to thoroughly floss your teeth and gumline once each day forms the basis for a consistent oral hygiene routine. Yet the simple acts of brushing and flossing might not prove sufficient for preventing cavities and periodontal healthy problems.​

Indeed the quality of the oral care products used by you and your family can weigh heavily in the overall effectiveness of your oral hygiene practices. Some oral product manufacturers can even overemphasize the effectiveness of the items they provide in order to boost sales.​

To better help you identify the highest quality oral care products, the American Dental Association provides a series of guidelines, recommendations, and informational tools to help consumers reduce their chances of suffering an oral health condition.

This includes their Seal of Acceptance program which involves testing and researching submitted oral hygiene products to ensure they meet high standards for safe and effective use in a daily oral hygiene routine.​

If an oral hygiene product earns approval, the manufacturer can print the ADA’S logo on their packaging.

You should also note that the American Dental Association also maintains a comprehensive index of approved products on their website. This is designed to help you conveniently research oral hygiene products.

If you live in the Pell City, Alabama, area and you have an oral hygiene concern, you should call 205-884-2370 to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Scott Barnett and the team at Pell City Dental Center PC’s dental offices.


Are There Alternatives to Flossing?

There are a number of important things you need to do if you’d like to keep your mouth healthy. For instance, you may know that you’ll need to floss your teeth every day. Sadly though, many people struggle with flossing for a variety of reasons. For instance, some people have a hard time flossing because their hands aren’t steady, or because flossing triggers their gag reflex. Fortunately, there are flossing alternatives you can consider.​

Toothbrushes can’t clean very effectively between your teeth. So if you don’t floss, you can’t prevent plaque buildup between your teeth.This can lead to inflamed gums, and eventually to gum disease. Gum disease can also lead to a number of serious problems, including tooth loss, consistent bad breath, and loss of supporting bone structure.​

Fortunately, if you struggle with traditional flossing, there are alternatives you can consider. For instance, water floss can be extremely useful in place of traditional wax floss. As you may know, this tool sends a guided stream of water that can help you remove the plaque and food particles from your teeth. Furthermore, water picks can be useful because they come with several attachments, allowing you to be as comfortable as possible. Floss picks are another option you can consider.​

If you struggle with flossing for any reason, we invite you to contact Pell City Dental Center PC at 205-473-0044. Dr. Scott Barnett and our team can answer any questions you have and help you decide how to floss most effectively and comfortably. We’re excited to hear from you soon!