Understanding Dental Insurance in Houston

Understanding any kind of insurance can be confusing and frustrating – especially dental insurance. You may be thinking it’s just like medical insurance, but that is far from the truth. Let us explain. Dental Insurance: What Does “Maximum” Mean? When referring to medical insurance, “maximum” generally refers to the maximum amount you would have to pay out-of-pocket per calendar year. For example, if you have an out-of-pocket maximum of $2,000, once you have spent a total of $2,000 on deductibles, copayments and coinsurance, your health plan will pay a 100% of covered benefits. Now, when referring to “maximum” in regards to dental insurance, it’s a completely different ball game. Generally, most dental insurances have maximums of $1,500 to $3,000. If you have a maximum of $2,000, this means your dental insurance will only pay up to $2,000 for any given covered dental treatment. After this maximum is met, you are…

. Posted in Dental Insurance in Houston, Houston Dentist CategoryTagged , , . Jul 30, 2018

When Should My Child Get Braces?

When is the right time to get braces for your child? This is a question many parents have when it comes to protecting their children’s teeth. In truth, children don’t always need to get braces from a Houston dentist. However, in certain circumstances, braces help keep teeth and gums healthy by aligning them to properly fit inside the mouth. We’ll help you to understand how this benefits your child and when it is the best time to use them. Regular Visits to Your Houston Dentist The need for braces is not always apparent right away. It is important to have your child visit your Houston dentist every 6 months so the dentist can chart the development of their teeth. By visiting every six months, and getting x-rays every 12, the dentist will see the progress made by all the teeth and how they are developing in relation to each other….

. Posted in Houston Dentist Category . Apr 09, 2018

Seven Turkey Day Tips for your Teeth

Happy Thanksgiving! A lot of people will be filling up on food, family, and friendship today. We have some tips for you to help protect your teeth during your Thanksgiving Day feast. Turkey Turkey is full of protein and makes up the main dish on Thanksgiving Day. That protein is good for your body, providing a lot of energy with little fat. However, turkey has a habit of getting stuck in your teeth as well. When food sticks between your teeth, bacteria gathers and deteriorates the teeth around the food. What can you do to remedy this? After your dinner, use some floss or a floss pick to clear away any stubborn bits of turkey. Cranberry Sauce Cranberries are full of antioxidants and taste amazing. This traditional dish can be a healthy addition to your meal, but most people add sugar to the tart sauce. Between the sugar and the natural acidity…

. Posted in Houston Dentist Category . Nov 23, 2017

Houston Dental Insurance Coverage

Do you have Houston dental insurance? Did you know we accept most insurances from several providers? And did you know that there are less than 60 days to renew your insurance? The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has changed its window of coverage renewal. Instead of choosing a plan by December 31st, you need to pick a new plan by December 15, 2017. This also affects plans that include dental coverage. Several health insurance provider plans include dental coverage. Some plans from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), United Healthcare, and others offer dental coverage as part of their base plan. You have until December 15th to use your dental benefits for this year. Houston Dental Insurance Dental insurance is relatively inexpensive. The cost of a single, separate plan is about $20-30 per month. Some health insurance plans incorporate dental coverage into their base plan, as outlined…

. Posted in Houston Dentist Category, Kids Dentist Category . Nov 08, 2017

Houston Family Dentist

Looking for the best Houston family dentist? Look no further! Naba Dental treats patients of all ages with the best care and the latest technology. Everything from checkups to dental bridges and fillings help protect your whole family’s teeth. The Best Dental Care from The Friendliest Dentist Dr. Rubab Mirza cares about her family, her patients, and her community. Being a dentist is more than a job to her. It is a way to help her community continue to be healthy throughout their lives. How does she ensure the health and well-being of her community? She is very active in her children’s school, promoting healthy teeth and gums with parents and kids alike. Therefore, when families need dental care, they know where to turn. And Dr. Mirza provides the best care in the Galleria area of Houston. Naba Dental promotes the use of dental insurance to families as a way of…

. Posted in Houston Dentist Category, Kids Dentist Category . Oct 04, 2017

Houstonians Bunny Hop to Good Dental Health With These Garden Tips

Gardens Help Houston Kids Bunny Hop to Good Dental Health If too many trips to those Galleria-area candy boutiques is now sending you to your Galleria family dentist, take a lesson from Dr. Rubab Mirza and chase away the dental bunny blues with Peter Cottontail’s favorite garden fresh treats – garden fresh seasonal vegetables, vegetables, and fruits. Holiday Sweets Mean Special Care for Teeth No matter what spring holiday you celebrate, sugary treats are fun for the family but you should brush soon after eating them to ensure bacteria does not form not matter how old you are. Desserts are the obvious culprit during celebrations, but did you know that pasta and bread can also create dangerous levels of bacteria in the mouth? Milk and acidic foods also cause problems by eating away at tiny cracks in the enamel and allowing cavities to form in the teeth. This allows cracks…

. Posted in Houston Dentist Category . Sep 18, 2017

Which is Better Dentist or Orthodontist? Do I Need to See Both?

Picking a dentist is hard enough but when it comes to making the decision about when to see a dentist or an orthodontist, it can get confusing. The good news is, there is really no need to decide which is better dentist or orthodontist. It really does depend on your needs. When a doctor studies orthodontics, they first become a dentist like Dr. Rubab Mirza of Naba Dental. Then they study orthodontics, defined as the treatment of irregularities in the teeth and jaws, including the use of braces. Here are some important things to keep in mind when deciding which is better dentist or orthodontist for you. If you have what you consider to be normal teeth and a normal bite when you are chewing your food, and your major needs are regular cleanings and occasional fillings, you will be fine with Dr. Mirza or your traditional family dentist practicing pediatric…

. Posted in Houston Dentist Category, Kids Dentist Category, Oral Health . Sep 15, 2017

Wisdom Teeth Removal Houston

Most of our permanent teeth have come in by the time we reach our teen years. However, one set of  teeth comes in later: wisdom teeth. Sometimes, these teeth cause problems, leading to a need for wisdom teeth removal. Wisdom teeth come in between the ages of 17 and 23, but by the age of 20, a Houston dentist can tell if a patient will need them removed. Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Removal As long as you’re good about seeing your dentist regularly, they will be able to find wisdom teeth problems early. These problems stem from several different factors. Oral Cavity Size The most common cause for wisdom teeth problems is an oral cavity that is too small. If the teeth have no room to erupt from the gums, they’ll become impacted or push against other teeth. Impaction Sometimes, the teeth don’t fully erupt. This is known as impaction….

. Posted in Houston Dentist Category, Wisdom Teeth Removal Category . Jun 02, 2017

Emergency Dental Care Houston: When To See an Emergency Dentist

Accidents do happen on occasion, and it’s important that you know what to do when one does happen. Taking the proper steps with emergency dental care right away when a tooth is injured can potentially save the tooth from being lost. Avulsed teeth, dislodged fillings or crowns, and long term toothaches are among the top reasons to receive emergency dental care in Houston. Avulsed Teeth A sudden impact can knock a tooth completely out of place. This is known as an avulsed tooth. Avulsed teeth can lead to bacterial infections if not treated right away. If you have a tooth knocked out, place it in a glass of milk and contact an emergency dentist in Houston immediately. The sooner you come into our clinic, the better the chances of saving the tooth. Dislodged Fillings and Crowns It may not seem like an emergency at first, especially if it doesn’t hurt, but dislodged fillings…

. Posted in Houston Dentist CategoryTagged , , , , . May 05, 2017

How to Find Best Pediatric Dentist in Houston

Looking for ways to find the best pediatric dentist in Houston? Research online is often the first tool people use, but there are a lot of other aspects that will help you narrow the search and find the best pediatric dentist for your child. Another method you can use is getting recommendations from friends and family for a conveniently located pediatric dentist in Memorial, Galleria, and Tanglewood areas. The First Visit to a Houston Dentist If you’ve recently had a child or are planning to have one soon, keep in mind they should see the dentist by their first birthday, preferably right after their first tooth comes in. Look for some pediatric dentists in your area that have a convenient location close to your home or your child’s school. Being close to your child’s school (or future school for young children) can make dental visits much easier to manage. A…

. Posted in Houston Dentist Category, Pediatric Dentistry CategoryTagged , . Jan 07, 2017

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