The end of the year is nearing, and the items on your to-do list just keep piling up. It may seem like there is not enough time in the day to get everything done. The holidays are nearing, and that is just another set of items to add to that list. 

With everything going on in your life this time of the year, we wanted to give you a friendly reminder to not let the year pass by before utilizing your dental benefits. These benefits don’t roll over to the next year, so if you don’t make room for them in your schedule in these next couple of months, you will lose those precious benefits you have worked so hard to earn.

But why is it so important to utilize your benefits before the end of the year? We are here to give you all the reasons you should make some space in that busy schedule to come in to your local Lindale dentist before the year ends.

Know Your Coverages

Are you actually aware of what your dental insurance covers? Do you just assume you get one yearly checkup at the dentist and then just go about your year?

Many dental insurances now cover up to two preventative dental cleanings per year, and yours could be one of them. And those dental checkups can include x-rays as well. If you have children, those benefits can be even more extensive and include things like dental sealants and fluoride treatments. 

Many people are unaware of the vast amount of benefits that they are offered every year through their dental insurance, and let them go to waste. By scheduling your dental checkup before the end of the year, you could utilize benefits you never knew existed! 

Schedule You Routine Dental Checkup 

Your dental insurance usually will make a point to encourage you to come into your local dentist to have preventative dental care such as you dental checkup and dental cleaning done. But why is this exactly?

These services can keep your teeth much healthier in the long run. Your dental team can catch early signs of dental decay, gum disease as well as other oral health problems that you don’t want to go untreated. No one wants to have more dental treatments done than necessary.

Your dental insurance company encourages you to have these checkups to not only save them money on future dental treatments, but you money as well. 

So Close to Meeting Deductibles

Think about how close you are to meeting your insurance deductible once you are near the end of the year. You’ve been to so many appointments throughout the year. That deductible, just like your benefits, are going to reset once the year ends. 

Once this deductible has been met most insurance companies will pay a percentage of the remaining costs of a procedure until you meet your annual maximum. So, have you been putting off some much needed dental work this year? Perhaps a much needed dental implant, crown, or filling? You should take advantage of that deductible being met or being close to being met and no longer put off those dental procedures. 

Schedule Your Appointment Before Time Runs Out

Don’t let time run out to utilize your dental benefits this year. Whether you are in need of a dental checkup, or are looking to have a dental restoration procedure done, we are here to help you utilize your benefits to the maximum. 

Call the Center for Implant and General Dentistry to get your dental appointment in your calendar today, (903) 231-6605.