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Medicaid and CHIP -- Irving, TX

Affordable Dental Care for Your Child’s Smile

If your child receives dental coverage through Medicaid or CHIP, it can be difficult to find someone who accepts your plan. At Daily Smiles MacArthur, we are pleased to welcome these benefits. Keep reading to learn more about how each one works and how you can get the most out of your child’s coverage when you visit this dentist in Irving.

What Is Medicaid?

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Children’s Medicaid is provided by the state and federal government. It covers low-income families with kids of all ages -- from babies and toddlers to young children, teens, and adolescents. Medicaid pays for many of the dental services your child needs to stay in good oral and overall health, like basic preventive, general, and restorative services.

What Is CHIP?

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Texas families who earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid but who do not have private health insurance and cannot afford to pay for services out-of-pocket may qualify for CHIP, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program. To qualify for CHIP, a child must be a Texas resident/US citizen or legal permanent resident aged 18 or younger.

Medicaid and CHIP for Dental Care

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Both Medicaid and CHIP will cover the basic preventive, general, and restorative dentistry treatments that kids need to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

These dental services include:

  • Six month exams
  • Routine cleanings
  • Topical fluoride treatments
  • Dental sealants for cavity prevention
  • Fillings
  • Dental crowns
  • Root canals
  • Emergency dentistry services

Why Prevention Matters

Whether your family is covered by dental insurance, Medicaid, or CHIP, this coverage will make it easier to engage in the preventive care that helps you all maintain a healthy and complete smile for life.

Children’s dentistry is especially important, as kids are most vulnerable to cavities between the ages of 6 and 14. As a parent, you are responsible for your child’s oral health -- so make sure that they attend a checkup and cleaning every six months!

These appointments are easy at Daily Smiles MacArthur. First, we will start with a gentle examination of the primary teeth as well as their gum tissue. This checkup will reveal any signs of decay or damage, and we’ll also be able to spot developmental abnormalities very early on.

Learn More Today

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 to your dentist in 75062 about your coverage.