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Use your dental benefits or lose them

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It may seem like the end of the year is leagues away,  but we all know how quickly time can pass us by, so it is time to make sure that you use your dental benefits before they expire! Unused benefits which might include dental checkups or flexible spending plans do not carry over from year to year so it is important that you make sure you get the most out of your benefits before the new year. Remember, dental benefits are use it or lose it!

If you are not using your dental benefits before the end of the year, you are not utilizing money that you have already spent for these benefits. Like a gym membership that you pay for each month but never visit, it is important to get your value from the dental benefits you have already paid for.

How to get the most out of dental benefits

Plan out dental work early

As the year comes to a close it is important to schedule an appointment as early as possible which might reveal more extensive dental work that needs to be done. During the holiday season dental offices become busy with patients who are trying to refresh their smile for the new year and it may become increasingly difficult to find an appointment time. The sooner you plan your visit, the more likely you will be able to get the most out of your benefits before they expire.

You should be visiting the dentist at least twice a year for routine cleanings and these checkups are usually covered fully by most insurance plans. If you have not visited the dentist twice for your check ups this year, book an appointment soon to learn if there isn’t more that could be done in order to take advantage of plans such as flexible spending.

Learn your coverage

Be sure to review your specific dental policies to learn how to best take advantage of the benefits you are already paying for. Depending on your type of dental plan your benefits and coverage may vary. You can work with your dental team to determine how to get the most out of your benefits before the end of the year.

Why you should use your dental benefits

It may be easier to find reasons to not use your benefits. Going to the dentist can sometimes be seen as an inconvenience or time consuming but neglecting to receive your dental treatments could make potential problems worse. One of the most important factors in dental treatment is early detection and by utilizing your benefits the way you should be your dentist will identify problems before they become major issues. Dental365 is proud to offer affordable dental care with convenient office locations located across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Find your nearest locations or call to schedule an appointment today.


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