As we enter the second half of the year, it might be time to start thinking about your dental insurance. If you receive dental benefits, your annual plan likely runs along the calendar year. That means your current coverage expires in December, and you need to make the most of it. It’s easy to get caught up in summer plans that turn into back-to-school preparations. Before you know it, the holiday season has arrived. Here are a few reasons you should get started on using your dental benefits today:
Don’t Leave Money On The Table
Be aware of your annual maximum, otherwise known as a plan maximum. This is the total yearly amount your insurance provider is willing to shell out for your dental work. Your maximum depends on your insurer and plan, but most people receive around $1,000.
In the vast majority of dental plans, this total does NOT roll over into the following year. That means, when it comes to your dental coverage, you’ve got to use it or lose it.
Caring For Your Teeth Is An Investment
There’s no reason to roll the dice with your dental health. Regular visits to the dentist can catch and prevent greater problems before they set in. You’d rather pay a small co-pay on a check-in than be faced with a potential root canal, wouldn’t you? Common preventative procedures include:
- Routine Oral Exams: Two annual check-ups with your dentist are recommended.
- Teeth Cleanings: Cleanings have tremendous benefits and many plans cover at least two a year.
- Dental X-Rays: Regular x-rays can uncover cavities and decay that ordinary exams cannot.
There’s Still Time!
You’re not the only one trying to get the most out of your benefits before they lapse. The sooner you make an appointment, the sooner your dentist can detect any underlying issues. Then you can plan for remedying them well before your end of the year expiration. Don’t wait until December to make the most of your available benefits!
We Can Help!
Don’t waste any more time. Our team at Foote Family Dental Care has been putting the patient’s needs first since day one. We pride ourselves on providing a welcoming atmosphere for the entire family. Contact us today and let’s get started making the most of your dental insurance!