Planning Ahead: Are Your Teeth Ready For Retirement? 

Suppose you’re considering retiring in the next five years; congratulations! Also, it’s time to start thinking about ensuring your dental needs are taken care of. Many people wait until they’re about to retire to try and squeeze in needed dental work.

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Retirement Free of Worry

Enjoy retirement free of worry about dental concerns by completing necessary treatment beforehand.

If you’re within the 5-year range, it’s a great time to let Dr. Crane know so we can create a functional treatment plan that maximizes your Dental Benefits while you still have them.

If you have older fillings starting to deteriorate or crowns with failing margins, now would be the time to start updating them. If Dr. Crane has recommended any crowns, you have been holding off on, we can spread your cost by creating them now. 


Dental Insurance Benefits

After retirement, many folks will lose their dental insurance benefits. Medicare plans do not include dental coverage unless you add it as a supplemental plan which is an additional out-of-pocket expense. Some Medicare Advantage plans will offer a preventive range only. If you need treatment, it will often be out of pocket on your part and may be costly.

Dental Treatment in Retirement

This is also the time to improve your oral home care habits if they are still less than ideal. An ideal homecare routine is to brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoridated toothpaste and use an interdental cleaning aid such as dental floss or a water flosser once a day. An electric toothbrush like Sonicare is a great option. Making your best effort with your home care will decrease the likelihood that you will need dental treatment in retirement.


Maximize Your Coverage

If retirement is in the near future, it’s a good time to think about how you will receive the remaining years of dental benefits. Let us know so that we can help you maximize your coverage over the coming years and sail into retirement without worrying about your teeth!

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Faster, better, and more comfortable care is available at Dental Care Of Sumner. We truly live up to our name with an office packed full of advanced technology and a team who is helping move dentistry into the 21st century.