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Chances are good that your dental benefits will reset come the end of the year. This means that you’ll lose out on any and all unused benefits once the new year hits. If you’ve been putting off a dental visit or have outstanding dental work that needs to be done, now is the perfect time to get to it!
Check with your employer or provider to go over what exactly your dental plan and benefits cover and take a quick scan through your records to see what you’re still eligible for. This small time investment could easily save you some cash, so it’s well worth the effort. For example, most cleaning appointments are set 6 months apart. If it’s been longer than that since your last cleaning, it’s a good idea to get it done before the end of the year. Besides being able to take full advantage of your dental plan, you’re also getting the benefit of a cleaner mouth and a brighter smile!
There are good reasons to see the dentist if your last appointment was a while ago and none of them have to do with your insurance or dental plan. Tartar buildup can occur from dental plaque that hasn’t been brushed off, and can only be removed by a dental hygienist. If left unchecked, tartar and plaque can greatly increase your risk of cavities, gingivitis, and more serious periodontal diseases. Not only is this a health risk to you, but it also might involve more costly and expensive dental treatment down the road. Nipping these issues in the bud now means one less thing you have to worry about.
Insurance premiums and dental fees do change over time. If you wait until we tick over into the new year, you might end up paying the new increased amount rather than the old one. Essentially, using your remaining dental benefits now might save you even more money!
With December and the holiday season right around the corner, the time to schedule your dental work is now! Come in and get your check up or cleaning done, then go off and enjoy your holidays with a bright and shiny new smile! It’s a perfect win-win situation. Ready to book your appointment? You can reach us at (587) 317‑7959.