Use Your Dental Benefits Before You Lose Them!

As the end of the year draws closer, you might have dental benefits you haven’t used. In fact, most people don’t maximize their insurance. Once the new year starts, these benefits reset, so if you haven’t used them by December 31, you’ll lose them. How can you take advantage of your plan?

Schedule a 2nd Cleaning

Most insurance plans pay for two cleanings and exams per year. If you haven’t come in for your second one yet, now is the time! Professional cleanings are an essential part of preventive dental care. They help you avoid problems like cavities and gum disease.

Understand Your Plan’s Deductible & Maximum

To make the most of your dental insurance, these terms are important. A deductible is the out-of-pocket cost you pay the dentist before the insurance provider starts contributing. The annual maximum is the most your plan will pay out in a calendar year. Most people don’t hit their annual maximum! If you’ve met your deductible and could benefit from treatments, consider getting them before your benefits reset.

Decide the Right Timing for Your Dental Treatments

If you need restorative dental treatment to improve your oral health, we can help you figure out how much your insurance will pay so you can decide if it’s worth it. Many treatments can be split, meaning we’ll perform one part before the new year and then finish after your benefits start over. This can be a smart strategy if completing the treatment now would exceed your annual maximum.

Affordable Dentist in Indian Trail, NC

You can’t hoard your insurance benefits! If you don’t use them by the end of the year, you’ll lose them when your plan resets. Now is a great time to get the most from your insurance. At our office, we offer high-quality, comprehensive care for all ages. Whether you need a second routine cleaning or a more complex treatment, we’re happy to help. Please contact us today with questions or to book an appointment!


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