Recently The Advanced Dental Centers front office went to the beautiful Blue Cross and Blue Shield office in Hingham to take a course on the new dental benefits they are offering for people who have diabetes , coronary artery disease and who are pregnant. These new benefits provided from Blue Cross Blue Shield are having an cleaning 1 x 3 months instead of 1x 6 months . If there is a reason to necessitate a periodontal scaling or ” deep cleaning ” Blue cross Blue shield will cover this procedure at 100 % as well . The best part of these enhanced benefits is that they are not subject to your calendar year maximum so they will not be taken from your pot of insurance money you have for the year . Dental insurances seem to be recognizing that its not just about having benefits for fillings and crowns , but having benefits and rewards for going to your preventive appointments which helps the dentist and the hygienist catch and treat any cavities or issues before they turn into a bigger , and more expensive problem. It is definitely worth checking out your insurance to see if you have any of these extra benefits on your policy !