Deadlines often do one of two things. They compel you to take action. Or…
They give you another reason to procrastinate.
Related to your dental insurance benefits we recommend action!
And now’s the perfect time.
Why pay more out-of-pocket?
According to the National Association of Dental Plans only 2.8% of people with a PPO dental plan reach (or exceed) their annual maximum. And if you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) you could be using it pay for your dental care…pre-tax!
Most dental benefit plans will even pay 100% of your preventive dentistry appointments. That said, now is a good time to schedule your next oral examination and teeth cleaning before your benefits expire on December 31st!
The primary downside (and two upsides) of unused dental benefits
If you don’t use them you lose them. It’s simple as that.
And frankly, we want to see you get the most benefit from your financial resources – especially those that can be used to keep you healthy.
This makes now the best time to confirm your unused benefits.
- Improve your oral health by scheduling treatment you’ve delayed.
- Reduce your out-of-pocket costs plus improve the health of your teeth and gums.
And while we’re on the subject…
Consider these to keep your oral health in excellent condition
Preventive dental care
Start with an examination and cleaning. Most dental plans allow two per year. If you’re due and have one remaining take advantage of the opportunity before year-end.
Dental sealants are another preventive dentistry procedure. This treatment helps prevent tooth decay. And it’s especially recommended for your children’s teeth.
Restorative dental care
Untreated tooth damage or decay can cause a variety of oral health issues, including periodontal (gum) disease. Dental crowns, dental fillings, and dental implants are effective restorative dentistry procedures that your unused insurance benefits could cover.
Bottom-line: inventory your dental insurance benefits. And prioritize your oral health between now and end-of-year by using them for treatment.
Have questions about your dental insurance or treatment? Contact our San Luis Obispo dental office for assistance or to schedule your next examination.