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Hamilton Family Dentistry
Mon-Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
222 Chambless Ln Hamilton, GA 31811
Mon-Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
222 Chambless Ln Hamilton, GA 31811
(706) 810-2136

Visit Your Dentist in Harris County Before the Year’s End

March 4th, 2021

It’s shaping up to be a beautiful holiday season at our office — and around this time of year, we always like to remind our patients to schedule an appointment with the dentist before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve. Why? Because if you have dental insurance, that’s when your unused benefits will expire. You will have to meet your deductible all over again to receive any benefits in 2018.

Your dentist in Harris County can help you maximize what’s left of your insurance plan in 2017 to help ensure you don’t let any money go to waste — and that you are able to enter the new year with a clean, healthy, beautiful smile!

How Dental Insurance Works

Dental insurance works with a heavy emphasis on prevention. You pay for two checkups and cleanings as well as other preventive treatments each month in the form of a premium, which usually ranges around $50. Restorative treatments like fillings, dental crowns, and other necessary services also come at a discount if you have dental insurance.

However, it is important to note that dental insurance plans are usually set on a calendar year — and most do not rollover periods for unused benefits. That means any discounts you are eligible for after meeting your deductible for 2017 are about to run out.

FSA and HSA Benefits Expire, Too

If you have a flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA), you should know that most of any remaining money in these accounts will also be forfeited at the end of the year. You may be able to rollover a small portion, but the majority of your funds will be wasted. You can put this money toward necessary dental treatments, so make sure it doesn’t slip away!

There’s Still Time!

No matter who your insurance provider is, our office will be happy to file your insurance claim to ensure you receive the full amount of money you are entitled to. We will begin with a verification of benefits to confirm what you are eligible for — and then we can make advice specific to your plan after that.

Some of the ways to maximize your benefits include:

  • Scheduling a checkup and cleaning if you have not had two in 2017
  • Completing any unfinished treatment plans
  • Getting started on care that you have been putting off
  • Replacing worn nightguards, sportsguards, or other dental devices that may be covered by your plan

If you think or know you have unused benefits for 2017, then don’t wait to get in touch with your general, restorative, and cosmetic dentist in Harris County. December is a busy month for dental practices, so call today to ensure you receive the most convenient scheduling.

Meet the Dentists

Dr. Arrington and Dr. Rowland are general dentists providing superior care for patients all over Harris County. To learn more about their services or to schedule an appointment to rescue your benefits before the year is complete, we invite you to contact the office at 706-628-0011.

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FAQ

  • How often should I visit your office?

    We recommend patients visit our office two times each year for dental checkups.  These preventative visits arte the standard in care as set forth by the American Dental Association and this is typically frequent enough to prevent most oral health concerns and diagnose others in the earliest stages.
  • What is periodontal disease?

    Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral health concern that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates gum tissue and breaks down soft tissue and supportive jawbone structure leading to a number of oral health concerns.  We offer a variety of periodontal therapy options to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.
  • Can I call you during dental emergencies?

    We are happy to help patients during dental emergencies.  Don’t heistate to contact us right away.  We provide same day appointments whenever possible and are happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.
  • Can I bring my kids to Hamilton Family Dentistry?

    Absolutely.  We’re happy to provide pediatric dental care for young patients and we offer a variety of treatments specifically geared toward patients with growing smiles.
  • I get nervous at the dentist. What can you do to help?

    In addition to treating each patient with the level of kindness and compassion they deserve, we also offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients stay relaxed and pain free from the moment they arrive.
  • How will I know if I have a root canal infection?

    The doctor will need to examine your tooth to find out for sure, but contact us right away if you experience any of the following common warning signs of root canal infection:
    • Severe toothache
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discoloration of a single tooth
    • Infection in the gums around a tooth
  • Do you offer financing plans?

    We are happy to work with qualified patients to find low or no interest payment plans through two third party dentistry financiers, CareCredit and Lending Club.  Please ask us if you qualify for our financing options at your next appointment.
  • How often should I visit your office?
    image description
    We recommend patients visit our office two times each year for dental checkups.  These preventative visits arte the standard in care as set forth by the American Dental Association and this is typically frequent enough to prevent most oral health concerns and diagnose others in the earliest stages.
  • What is periodontal disease?
    image description
    Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral health concern that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates gum tissue and breaks down soft tissue and supportive jawbone structure leading to a number of oral health concerns.  We offer a variety of periodontal therapy options to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.
  • Can I call you during dental emergencies?
    image description
    We are happy to help patients during dental emergencies.  Don’t heistate to contact us right away.  We provide same day appointments whenever possible and are happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.
  • Can I bring my kids to Hamilton Family Dentistry?
    image description
    Absolutely.  We’re happy to provide pediatric dental care for young patients and we offer a variety of treatments specifically geared toward patients with growing smiles.
  • I get nervous at the dentist. What can you do to help?
    image description
    In addition to treating each patient with the level of kindness and compassion they deserve, we also offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients stay relaxed and pain free from the moment they arrive.
  • How will I know if I have a root canal infection?
    image description
    The doctor will need to examine your tooth to find out for sure, but contact us right away if you experience any of the following common warning signs of root canal infection:
    • Severe toothache
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discoloration of a single tooth
    • Infection in the gums around a tooth
  • Do you offer financing plans?
    image description
    We are happy to work with qualified patients to find low or no interest payment plans through two third party dentistry financiers, CareCredit and Lending Club.  Please ask us if you qualify for our financing options at your next appointment.