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South Carolina Medicaid: Dental coverage

Babies, children, and adults should see a dentist twice a year. Brushing, flossing, and avoiding sugary food and drinks can help keep your teeth and gums healthy.
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Dental care for Medicaid recipients in South Carolina

Medicaid recipients in South Carolina get some dental coverage through the state:

  • Routine and emergency dental services are available to members under the age of 21
  • Limited dental services are available to members age 21 and older

While your medical and health coverage is with Humana Healthy Horizons® in South Carolina, your dental coverage is through the state. Learn more at South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid , opens new window

Why dental care is important

Part of being healthy is oral health care. Problems with your teeth can affect your overall health. Tooth problems can cause problems like:

  • Not being able to bite and chew food
  • Missing school or work because of pain
  • Having trouble speaking, especially if you have unhealthy teeth

Regular visits with your dentist can help prevent problems before they develop. If you have problems with your teeth or gums, a dentist can diagnose and treat you.

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