Don't Let Your Dental Benefits Expire! | Smiles Dental | Pacific NW

Don’t Let Your Dental Benefits Expire!

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Just like that we’re already in the fall season. While it’s hard to believe, the end of the year isn’t too far off now. That means that it’s time for Smiles Dental to remind you not to let your dental benefits expire! Many people either don’t realize or simply forget that if they don’t use up the benefits they have this year, they won’t be able to use them next year. Here’s what you need to know:

Your Dental Benefits

If you have dental insurance, then your plan has a set dollar amount for coverage each year. Unfortunately, whatever amount is left over by the end of the year doesn’t get carried over into the next year. In other words, “Don’t use ‘em, you lose ‘em!” If you’re not sure where you stand with your dental coverage amount, we recommend contacting your insurance provider. They’ll be able to clarify what unused benefits you have, if any at all.

What to Use Benefits For

Let’s suppose that you do have some unused dental benefits. You may be asking yourself, “What now?” One common way you can take advantage of the benefits before they expire is to schedule a routine cleaning if you’ve only had one this year. The general recommendation is to get a dental cleaning twice a year, or every six months. Another suggestion is to check if you have a dental treatment that you’ve been putting off. It could be the perfect time for you to finally get that procedure done so you can make sure your hard-earned dental benefits don’t go to waste.

Smiles Dental Has Answers

Smiles Dental is here to help with all your dental-related financial questions. We provide a variety of flexible payment options at our practice, including a dental savings plan for anyone who is not insured. Contact us today with any questions!

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