Use Your Benefits Before They’re Gone

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Do you have dental insurance or possibly a health savings account? If so, then you have benefits that will expire at the end of year unless used! Which is why now is a great time to schedule a visit to your Des Moines, IA, dentist for treatment, so you can end 2022 with a brighter, stronger, and healthier smile.

Dental Benefits

With dental insurance, you have a set number of benefits that you can use in the year to lower the price of your dental treatments. Likewise, if you have a health savings account, then you earn funds through the year that you can use for dental health needs. But if you don’t use them before midnight on December 31st, they will simply expire. You then have a waiting period in 2023 before you can use your new ones! Instead of losing your benefits and falling in this gap, why not schedule a visit now for checkup and cleaning? Why not find out if you need treatment and have it completed before the hectic holiday season even arrives?

Checkups and Cleanings

The checkup portion of the visit involves an exam and x-rays to assess the current state of your smile, and to identify any areas of concern. We totally look for cavities, signs of infection, or the presence of gingivitis or gum disease. Our team could also screen for oral cancer, and look for the indicators of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). For kids, we also make sure baby teeth and permanent teeth are erupting properly, and that primary teeth fall out as they should. We could even provide fluoride treatments and dental sealants to lower the risk of cavities!

With the dental cleaning portion, our team will gently and thoroughly remove all plaque and tartar buildup with an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool. Removing this buildup helps lower the risk of not only cavities, but gingivitis and gum disease. The procedure also fights bad breath and teeth stains too!

Treatment Options

We have cosmetic treatments to brighten smiles and address cosmetic concerns with the position and shape of the teeth. Our lifelike restorations can treat cavities and infection with results that blend with the smile. For missing teeth, we could discuss bridges, full and partial dentures, or even dental implants or implant dentures. If you have any questions, then contact our team today and consider scheduling a visit soon!


We want to make sure you end 2022 with your best possible smile! If you have any questions about improving the health, function, and beauty of your smile, then contact your Des Moines, IA, dentist, Dr. Burds, by calling 515-244-9565.