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Use Your 2017 Dental Benefits While You Can

November 29, 2017

Tis the season: the weather’s getting chilly, the holiday decor is going up, Christmas music is in the air, and the end of the year is near. Most dental plan benefits of 2017 will run out by December 31st, and they will likely not roll over into 2018. According to the National Association of Dental Plans, only 2.8% of patients with PPO dental plan participants actually reach or exceed the maximum of their annual plans. You should check with the specifics of your dental insurance plan. If you are not using the maximum of your dental benefits, you could be leaving money on the table.

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Get That Exam and Cleaning

Under most dental coverage, your twice annual exams and cleanings are fully covered. That is because your insurance company knows that prevention works. Preventing a problem is usually much less expensive than treating it. Not only is it covered by insurance that you already paid for, but an exam and cleaning can help your smile. A professional cleaning remove any bacterial buildup from your teeth and gums, make your teeth look clean and white, and give your dentist a chance to identify any potential problems.

Don’t Leave Money on the Table

This time of year is extremely busy for most people. It can be quite a challenge to find time for a dental appointment between all of the family visits, holiday recitals, and office parties. However, if you have not yet used your dental benefits, it is important to use them. If you have issues that need addressing, why not take care of it with dental benefits that may not roll over into 2018? It is also important to take care of issues sooner than later. If you have a cavity that needs a filling, you can get that done in 2017 instead of using your 2018 coverage for a root canal or extraction.

Your 2017 Dental Benefits May Expire Soon

If you schedule your visit by December 31st, 2017, not only will you use your annual benefits, but you can receive a gift from our office! Schedule your new patient exam and cleaning, complete with X-rays, to receive a complimentary Oral B® Electric Toothbrush. Call Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, at 816-427-4018.