My insurance tells me that they will only pay for cleanings 2 times a year when the dentist tells me that I should get 3 cleanings a year. Why is the dentist telling me to come in an extra time?
Insurance companies base their frequencies on what is good for their THEM- not for you. If the dentist is telling you to come in 3 or even 4 times a year it is because he/she has determined that it would be beneficial for YOU to come in more than every 6 months. Some people’s mouths accumulate plaque faster than others, or their personal hygiene requires an extra visit to keep their mouths at a healthy level.