Dental insurance works like most other types of insurance. It offers coverage from January 1 to December 31 each year. There is no “rollover” in your coverage, so what you do not use is simply wasted. Most dental insurance plans provide benefits that cover dental care up to $1,000 – $1,500 per person (check your policy for exact numbers). These benefits typically include the cost of routine cleanings and exams and will apply 50% – 80% coverage on dental work procedures such as fillings, crowns, root canals, bridges, etc. Juban Cowen Dental Care wants to remind you to use your dental insurance to ensure that your money is not wasted.
Thanksgiving is almost here, which means that December is right around the corner. There are only five weeks left in 2019, which means you have just 37 days left to use your dental insurance coverage for this year. Don’t throw your money away! If you are paying a premium for dental insurance, make sure you are getting your money’s worth out of it.
If you have not seen the dentist twice this year for teeth cleaning, you should still be eligible for a dental appointment that is covered by your insurance. Your dental insurance is an incentive for you to maintain proper oral health. With two dental visits a year, your dentist can keep abreast of anything suspicious that occurs inside your mouth. Cavities, gingivitis, gum disease – all of these have warning signs that your dentist can catch early on. Using your two dental visits per year is a built-in preventative measure that your insurance provides for you. You only get one set of permanent teeth, and your dental insurance policy wants to help you keep those teeth for life.
With just five weeks left in this year, you have a limited amount of time to get in for a dental appointment. It is imperative that you call our practice as soon as possible to get an appointment scheduled. Working around your busy schedule and working you into ours may be a challenge. We will do our best to help you find an appointment for the dental care you need.
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