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Children’s Medicaid/CHIP – Grand Prairie, TX

Discover the Benefits of Medicaid and CHIP

Finding a children’s dentist in Grand Prairie who accepts Medicaid and CHIP can be a troublesome issue. You want to make sure your child’s smile is healthy and cared for because you understand the importance of good oral hygiene. Fortunately, at Real Dental, our team of experts is here to happily welcome both Medicaid and CHIP to ensure you and your family get the appropriate dental care. Because young smiles are often more prone to tooth decay and cavities, it is imperative that preventive services be provided to minimize their risk for serious oral health issues as they grow and develop. As these services can be expensive without appropriate coverage, our team will file with Medicaid or CHIP to make sure your out-of-pocket expenses remain low. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our team today.

What is Medicaid?

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If you are considered “low-income,” there is a very good chance you will qualify for Medicaid. Private insurance can be costly, which is why this unique program allows you and your family to feel more at ease knowing that your little one will get the oral healthcare they need. Medicaid is provided by state and federal governments, which means you must fall into a specific tax bracket to be eligible. No matter the age of your child, our team will be here to help them achieve a healthier smile year-round.

What Is CHIP?

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CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) is a beneficial program designed for families that cannot afford private insurance but make too much to enroll in Medicaid. If your child is a resident of Texas, a U.S. citizen, and under the age of 18, you can make sure they are covered under the CHIP program. Not only does this allow you to avoid paying the full price for your child’s dental care, but it reduces the amount that comes out of your pocket for necessary treatment.

Medicaid and CHIP for Dental Care

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Unsure how your Medicaid dentist can ensure the health and longevity of your child’s smile? Both Medicaid and CHIP focus more on preventive services coverage, some of which include:

While these programs focus more on the preventive options your child can receive, our team will work with you regarding the financial side of dentistry should your child require restorative or emergency dentistry at any point.

Why Prevention Matters

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Tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath are all problems that can take a toll not only on your child’s self-esteem but also their academic performance. With millions of school hours being lost each year to children requiring restorative dental work, your little one must regularly see our team for checkups and cleanings every six months. Through this process and the commitment of maintaining good oral habits at home, your child can be well on their way to adolescence and eventually, adulthood with a healthy, beautiful, and damage-free smile.

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Is your child covered by Medicaid or CHIP? If so, that is a valuable resource for your family. To learn more about how you can take advantage of these benefits, don’t hesitate to contact us and talk about your coverage.

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