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Medicaid & CHIP – Taylor, TX

Making Excellent Dental Care Accessible for Everyone

Trying to narrow down which dentist is right for you and your family can be intimidating, especially if you’re specifically looking for a dentist that takes Medicaid or works with CHIP. Luckily, at Taylor Choice Dental, you have a reliable dentistry team that can offer you high-quality dental care while staying within your budget. You and your loved ones shouldn’t have to put your smiles at risk due to unaffordable dentistry! Please contact us today to learn more about the services we offer and how Medicaid and CHIP are used at our dental office. Not only can we go over the details of your coverage with you, but we can help you find the best ways to get as much as possible out of your plan.

What is Medicaid?

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Medicaid is a federal and state program that helps low-income families cover the costs of healthcare, with the specifics depending on the state. If you’re eligible for Medicaid, you can use it to help pay for your child’s regular dental checkups and cleanings as well as any restorative care they might need. Children of all ages can benefit from Medicaid. In Texas, adults who use Medicaid can use it to help pay for their emergency care.

What is CHIP?

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CHIP is short for “Children’s Health Insurance Program.” It’s an option for families that do not qualify for Medicaid but also don’t have private dental insurance. The CHIP program can help if you’re struggling to cover the out-of-pocket costs associated with your child’s dental care. Your child is only a candidate for the CHIP program if they are younger than 18 years old, and they need to be a US citizen, Texas resident, or legal permanent resident. If you talk to our team, we can help you figure out whether you’re a potential candidate for CHIP.

Medicaid and CHIP for Dental Care

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Medicaid and CHIP offer similar benefits when it comes to children’s dental coverage. They can help pay for the following services:

The services that CHIP and Medicaid cover are designed to help prevent cavities and other oral health issues. They also help you pay for treatment to fix broken or decayed teeth so that they can still function properly. Emergency coverage is also available if you need urgent care.

Why Prevention Matters

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As long as you have a way to pay for regular dental checkups and emergency care, you can keep your family smiling for a very long time. Medicaid and CHIP particularly focus on preventive dentistry in children, and for good reason: your child’s oral development will be a lot smoother if you can avoid emergencies altogether.

Teeth tend to be more prone to cavities at an early age since children are still learning how to brush and floss. That means that being able to afford preventive care is especially important for the youngest members of your family. It’s up to you to be proactive about your child’s oral health care and ensure that they get a dental checkup and cleaning every six months.