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Why It's Important to Use Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

November 7, 2020
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Posted By: Anthony Bartels, DDS
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MDental insurance can be a complicated maze to navigate; every dental insurance plan is unique and offers different benefits - and most expire at the end of the year. 

Generally, insurance providers cover a certain amount of benefits every calendar year, which makes December a crucial month. At Anthony Bartels DDS Family Dentistry, we work with our patients so they can maintain excellent oral health at little cost.

Insurance Benefits Expire at the End of December 

While not all plans are the same, most benefits expire on the 31st of December. For patients, this means they lose their benefits if they don't use them. For example, if your insurance plan pays the entirety of your preventive dental care (which often includes two dental cleanings, exams, and x-rays), then you pay nothing out-of-pocket.

If you fail to see your Jonesboro, AR dentist within the calendar year, you miss out on these dental visits that help prevent oral health issues like tooth decay, gum disease, infections, abscesses, gum disease, and more. Your dental benefits will renew on the 1st of January every year, so the end of the year is a great time to begin dental treatments since you max out your benefits this month and then begin again in the new year.

Our expert dental staff can help patients enjoy the maximum benefits offered by their insurance providers. If you need a dental cleaning and exam or a more complex dental treatment, give us a call so we can make it as affordable and accessible as possible.

Don't Hesitate to Schedule Your Dental Appointment 

If it's been a while since you’ve been to the dentist, now is the time to schedule an appointment.  Dr. Bartels will examine your teeth and gums to determine any necessary dental treatments. We work with you to get the most out of your insurance plan before it expires.

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