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Reasons to Use Dental Benefits Before They Expire

December 31, 2022 6:56 pm
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We’re always surprised when another January sneaks up on us. Just like that the holidays are over and we’re saying goodbye to the old year and ringing in the New Year. Amidst taking down the Christmas tree, adjusting your budget, and making resolutions, there’s one more thing you should put on your to-do list: scheduling your next dental appointment so you are sure to use your dental benefits before they expire next year. Here are three reasons why:

  1. You Either Use Them or Lose Them
  2. With the majority of dental insurance benefits, you either use them within the calendar year or you lose them. Sadly, most patients’ benefits don’t carry over into the next year, which means that once you’ve missed your chance you won’t get them back. Don’t let your covered services go to waste!

  3. Saves You Future Time & Money
  4. As much as you’d like dental problems to just disappear on their own, the opposite really is true. If you don’t handle an issue with your teeth or gums now, then it’s very likely that it’ll just get worse with time, causing you even more stress and money to fix in the long run. Begin the year off right by making your health a priority from the start! Most insurance plans cover at least two cleanings and checkups a year, in addition to partial coverage for restorative treatments.

  5. Routine Care Helps Prevent Emergencies
  6. Keeping up with your routine dental cleanings and checkups can help protect you from developing dental issues that can require emergency care, like serious cavities and infections. Regular checkups also allow your dental team to identify and treat serious issues early, such as gum disease and oral cancer.

We hope you had happy holidays with your family and friends! Our friendly team would love to help you in any way that we can with our comprehensive dental services. Before you get too busy in 2023, we invite you to schedule your next cleaning and checkup at Bolt Family Dental.