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If you pay for health insurance and don’t claim your general dental benefit by the end of the year, it is likely you will be forfeiting the benefit. This means the money you paid towards your unclaimed health insurance is basically going to waste. As most health funds forfeit the unused benefit at the end of the calendar year, it is important to get in and claim your benefits before the end of the year.

At TFI Dentistry in Thornlands and the Gold Coast we can help you get the most out of your health care benefits, while also protecting your smile.

Use your benefit or lose it

In many of the major health funds if you do not use your allocated general dental benefits, you will forfeit them annually. Instead of forfeiting this benefit, why not use it to make the most of your money?

While using your dental benefit can help you make the most of your money, it can also improve your dental health.


Why you should have a general check-up every six months

At TFI Dentistry our dentists recommend that everyone should have a check-up every six months. General dentistry is usually covered by most of the major health funds and we accept a wide variety of health insurers. At a general check-up our skilled dentists will examine your teeth for cavities and the buildup of tartar.

In addition to removing plaque and preventing tartar, our dental team will also assess the health of your gums, in order to prevent gum disease and bone loss.

TFI Dentistry provide a full scale and polish at every dental check-up. Our team will take time to discuss the best course of action you should take to maintain or improve your oral health; this can help you keep your smile healthy between check-ups.

Our dental team believes these check-ups are essential in maintaining great dental health as we can help prevent the advancement of any minor dental conditions.

Save money and protect your dental and overall health

At TFI Dentistry we always put you and your smile first. We will never suggest a treatment plan that is not in your best interest. We will work with you to tailor a treatment plan that suits:

  • Your teeth
  • Your lifestyle
  • Your budget


We will consider all of these factors when creating a treatment plan. More often than not, if you see our dental team every six months (and claim your health insurance benefit) you will avoid the need for treatment plans and restorative care later down the track. You can avoid these dental problems as our general check-up appointments include preventative dentistry.

Preventing the need for dental care in the future

At TFI Dentistry we believe that preventing the development of dental concerns is always more beneficial then correcting them. It will save you time and money, and prevent you from feeling the discomfort that comes from inflamed gums and decaying teeth.

We believe that preventive oral care is the best way to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful for a life time. In your general check-up, in addition to addressing any concerns, we can help prevent the development of dental issues by monitoring your health and thoroughly examining and cleaning your teeth.

Convenient dental care in Thornlands and the Gold Coast

Our team have taken a number of steps to ensure that each and every dental experience at both our Thornlands and the Gold Coast practices is convenient, comfortable and efficient for our patients.

We have put in place a number of different features to help ensure our patients feel at ease in our practice. Our practice is equipped with the latest technology and our team will happily spend time making you feel relaxed and providing you with a beverage. Our two state-of-the-art dental practices are designed around your comfort to ensure every experience with us is positive.

If you would like to make the most of the money you pay for your health insurance, as well as protect your dental health, please contact our friendly dental professions at our Thornlands and the Gold Coast practices.


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