Don’t let 2017 slip away without using up all your dental coverage benefits for the year.
Visiting your local dentist may seem like a chore, but avoiding dental checkups can bring you more harm than good – both in terms of health and money.
Money Matters in Dental Insurance Plans
Whether you are paying the monthly premiums for your dental insurance plan or not, it still involves money.
- Deductible – Before you can even use your dental insurance plan, you have to pay your deductible. Most dental insurance companies require a certain amount to be paid out of the pocket by the policyholder. The deductible is reset each year. So, don’t let your hard-earned money go to waste just like that.
- Yearly Maximum – This refers to the maximum amount of dental coverage benefits in your plan. Any unused amount will not roll over to next year. So, it is best to use them before they expire by December 31.
- Savings – If you maintain regular dental checkups by using your dental insurance, you save money by avoiding costly and complicated dental procedures for serious dental problems. That said, you don’t just avoid complicated fees, you also maintain your oral health in good condition.
Plus, if you don’t use up your dental benefits, you end up losing money to dental insurance companies. Since your benefits don’t roll over to next year, there’s no way for you to get it back. These insurance companies will take your money and use it – no pun intended.
Health Matters in Dental Insurance Plans
Getting regular dental checkups is not all about your teeth. It’s about your overall health, too. Several studies show how poor oral health can lead to serious medical conditions that can be life-threatening.
By using your dental insurance plan, you do not just save money on complex dental procedures but you also save yourself from more serious dental and health problems.
With regular checkups, your dentist can detect early signs of gum infection, tooth decay, and other dental problems that when left untreated can lead to complicated medical conditions like heart diseases.
For example, delaying treatment for gum disease can lead to heart attack. Bacteria can travel through the bloodstream and reach the heart. Bacteria can cause inflammation in the linings of your heart’s muscle and may restrict the natural flow of blood. Hence, increased blood pressure and eventually a heart attack.
Complications from dental problems can be avoided if detected in its early stage.
Maximize the value of your dental insurance plan. Use them before you lose them.
If you are not sure if you have any remaining benefits or if you would like to start maximizing your dental benefits before December 31, call us today at 704-776-4157 or book an appointment.
Don’t wait until the last minute or you’ll lose your chance of achieving beautiful white smile by 2018!