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How to maximize your dental benefits before they expire

woman with a nice happy smileDid you know that your dental benefits reset each year, and if you don’t use them to their full potential, you are leaving money behind as you ring in the new year? In fact, according to the National Association of Dental Plans, only 2.8% of people with PPO dental insurance plans reached or exceeded their plans annual minimum. By not using your dental insurance to its full potential, you are basically ignoring to use the services you’ve already paid for!

If you are not using your dental insurance to its maximum, you are leaving money behind and wasting your hard-earned cash each year. Most PPO plans reset on December 31st, however, make sure to contact your provider as this date may differ per plan.

To make the most of your dental insurance plan, you should abide by the following tips:

  • Make sure to schedule preventive visits at least twice a year. Not only is preventative care better for your overall health, it is also covered 100% by most insurance plans.
  • Begin to think about what dental care you may need to have done early. Talk to your dentist about what your dental needs are and be sure to schedule any work you need done before the end of the year to maximize your benefits. Our offices can help you maximize your benefits by splitting treatment between this and next year. This will ensure that your out-of-pocket expenses are kept to a minimum and that you can start 2020 off with a clean slate.
  • Schedule appointments before the holidays. This is the busiest time of the year for dental practices as people want to ensure that they are using their benefits before they expire and want to go into the new year feeling and looking their best!

Dental365 takes great pride in providing affordable and exceptional dental care and convenient office hours on nights and weekends for our patients’ busy schedules. Dental365 operates state-of-the-art dental offices throughout New York and Connecticut. All of our offices are beautifully appointed and equipped with the latest cutting edge technology that provides our patients with the finest dental care. Call 844.365.DENTAL or visit one of our locations to make an appointment today to ensure you are maximizing your benefits before the new year!

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