If you are like 99% of our patients, your dental insurance runs on a calendar year. That means your benefits expire at the end of each year. What you don’t use, you will lose. Below are four of the many reasons you should make a dental appointment now.
- Each dental plan indicates a yearly maximum. This is the maximum amount of money your dental insurance will pay for your dental needs in a single calendar year. At the beginning of each other, your benefits renew, and any unused benefits will be lost.
- A deductible is the amount that you, the patient, must pay to your dentist before your insurance company will pay for any services. For example, if your insurance plan indicates that you have a $50 deductible, you must pay the $50 before your insurance company pays for your dental work. Just like your yearly maximum, your deductible also starts again when your plan renews at the beginning of the year. Don’t let your deductible go to waste.
- Even if you don’t need any dental treatment, it is wise and highly crucial to have your regular cleanings to help prevent and detect any early signs of cavities, gum disease, oral cancer and other dental problems. Most plans cover 2 dental cleanings and 2 exams at 100% each year.
- Last but not least – by prolonging any dental treatment, you are risking more extensive and expensive treatment down the road. A simple cavity today can turn into a root canal later.
Call us at 510-796-1656 to schedule your appointment before the end of the year. We have a limited time offer of 10% off your treatment’s copayment if you schedule before November 30, 2014! Don’t miss out and don’t let your dental benefits go to waste!