Your six-month dental checkup appointments will always include teeth cleanings and a thorough exam that is designed to assess the overall condition of your mouth, teeth, and gums, and to check for any signs of oral cancer. If you carry dental insurance coverage through your employer, the money you contribute out of every paycheck goes, in part, toward two such preventive dentistry checkups (that are normally part of a patient’s annual benefits). This is a great thing for a person’s smile, but you have to make sure you are taking advantage of what you already have coming, because typically dental insurance runs along the calendar and the benefits you receive don’t roll over. You can always refer to the video clip below, for some more insights about dental insurance. But before you do that, be sure to call Dr. Martin and Smiles of Punta Gorda today at 941-585-0424 to request your next easy appointment in Punta Gorda, FL. Our office manager, Lynda, is always happy to help you with any insurance questions. Just don’t delay, because 2019 is slipping away!