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How to Make the Most of Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

Posted in Dental Costs

As this year comes to an end, it is a good idea to use up your dental insurance plan benefits before they are lost. How can you use this to benefit your smile?

Here are some reasons why it’s beneficial to schedule a visit before the New Year:

  • Dental issues can get worse – When you put needed dental treatment on hold, those problems will only get worse.  If you wait to fill a cavity today, it could end up needing a root canal next year.
  • You paid your premiums – Since you are paying monthly premiums to have dental insurance, you need to use your benefits so that you’re not paying more for the very same work.
  • Maximum renews each year – Most dental plans have a maximum amount of dental benefits they allow each year.  If you don’t use these benefits up to the maximum, you will lose them because they will not carry over into the next year. Use this to your benefit.
  • Preventive care – The services you can always use your dental insurance benefits on is getting regular dental cleanings and exams.  Your dentist will check for gum disease, cavities and oral cancer.  If you do need further dental treatment, you can use the remainder of your benefits on those procedures before the end of the year.  Regular preventive visits help you limit the need for treatments like fillings or crowns later.

Have you and your dependents used up the maximum of your dental benefits for this year?  If not, call your dentist and schedule a cleaning and exam for each of you before the end of the year.  This will help you to not only maintain your dental health but to also receive the maximum dental benefits that you have already paid for!

Posted on behalf of:
Gainesville Dental Group
1026 Thompson Bridge Rd
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 297-0401

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