Dental insurance is an absolute necessity if you want to persevere with the upkeep of your dental health, while staying well within what you can afford. Fortunately, dental insurance isn’t exclusive to adults or main policyholders, and there are packages for families, as well as for children.
Milk teeth may not be permanent, but the upkeep of your child’s overall oral hygiene is important.
Affinity Dental offers affordable premiums and essential benefits with three expertly crafted dental insurance plans, structured to suit you and your family’s needs.
Children have many dental needs before they have lost their milk teeth and also once their permanent teeth start appearing. Having a dental plan in place can save you money by having you covered for the usual childhood dental qualms like tooth decay, mouth sores, and other complaints. The dental cover will also assist with orthodontic needs such as braces and Invisalign. Policies do, however, vary regarding the amount of cover for braces.
Children can also have regular check-ups and deep, thorough teeth cleaning.
The best way to ensure that your children’s teeth stay healthy and strong is to get them into the habit of brushing, rinsing and flossing every day. A proper diet and limited sugar are also beneficial and will ensure fewer cavities, and less need to go to the dentist.
Healthy Children says that while your child may be an enthusiastic brusher, he or she won’t yet have the control or concentration to brush on his or her own. You’ll need to supervise and help him/her so that the brush removes all the plaque — the soft, sticky, bacteria-containing deposits that accumulate on the teeth, causing tooth decay. Also, be wary of areas of brown or white spots on the surface of your child’s teeth, as these may be signs of early decay.