Have you been putting off that dental filling or crown your dentist told you about months ago? Maybe you couldn’t fit it into your schedule, or getting in the dental chair for a procedure makes you feel uncomfortable? Or perhaps you just forgot about it? Whatever the case may be, did you know that fall is an excellent time to schedule your outstanding dental treatment? Your dentist in Midland explains why this is true.
How to Make the Most of Your Dental Insurance
Most dental plans run on a calendar year, which means that your benefit renews in January and ends in December. Your plan likely has a yearly maximum in the range of $1000 to $2000 that unfortunately doesn’t roll over into next year’s benefit, so if you don’t use those dollars by the end of December, you will lose them.
If you have treatment that needs to be done, now is the ideal time to schedule your procedure with your dentist to ensure you get those benefit dollars used before the end of the year.
Have You Scheduled All of Your Preventive Appointments for 2018?
Many dental insurance plans cover preventive (cleaning and checkup) appointments at 100%, which means that there is little if any, out-of-pocket cost to you. These appointments are necessary for not only assisting you in maintaining your oral health, but also helping you avoid more significant and more costly problems like tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease.
If you haven’t had two cleaning and checkup appointments this year, it’s a good idea to schedule a visit now and take advantage of your benefits since there is a minimal out-of-pocket cost to you.
Even if your teeth are feeling comfortable right now, you should still schedule an examination with your dentist because surprisingly, most dental concerns cause little to no pain in the beginning. Some questions to discuss with your dentist during your next examination are:
- How can I maintain my oral health at home?
- Are there any types of products or treatments that would enhance the appearance of my smile?
- Do I have any pressing treatment concerns and what types of procedures do I need?
If you would like to learn more about maximizing your insurance benefit or it’s time to schedule your next appointment, give your dentist in Midland a call today.
About Boyles General Dentistry & Implant Center
Dr. Franklin Boyles has been providing patients in West Texas with exceptional comprehensive dental care for over 40 years. He and his team want to ensure that you receive the high-quality dentistry you deserve, and we’re proud to offer an in-house dental plan for those patients who don’t have dental insurance benefits. For one low yearly fee, you’ll receive the preventive dentistry you need, and discounts on many other restorative services.
Would you like to contact Boyles General Dentistry & Implant Center? We can be reached through our website or by calling 432-685-7011.