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Why to Use Your End-of-Year ‘Use It or Lose It’ Dental Benefits

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Did you know that your dental benefits likely reset or start over at the beginning of the year? Unfortunately, most dental insurance plans do not roll over into the following year. This means that any unused benefits go to waste! Dental care is essential, so we don’t want any of your benefits to go unused. Here are some of our top reasons why you should make the most of your dental coverage.

Dental Benefit Premiums

If you’re enrolled in a dental benefit plan, you are likely paying insurance premiums monthly. This is your hard-earned money, and there’s no reason not to use as much of your dental benefits as possible. Making the most of your dental benefits can be as simple as visiting our office every six months for a professional dental cleaning. Regular professional cleanings are incredibly beneficial for your dental health, and you’ll be putting your dental benefits to good use. It’s a win-win!

Yearly Maximums

For most dental benefit plans, you’ll have a yearly maximum. This is the maximum amount your insurance plan will spend on dental work for one full year. These maximums vary with each plan, but the average amount is typically around $1,000. This amount will cover many treatments. However, any amount not used within the year does not roll over to the following year. Maximums reset every year, so don’t let this money go to waste!


There are several financial aspects of dental benefits, one of which is fees. With your premiums and yearly maximums, you’ll likely still be paying various fees. Unfortunately, there is a possibility that these fees will increase with the new year. This is a great reason to act now and schedule your cleanings or other treatments before the year is over.

Preventative Care Is Key

Above all else, maintaining healthy dental practices is essential to your overall health. Visiting the dentist and using your dental benefits is one of the best ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your life. By visiting the dentist for professional cleanings and treatments, you’re not only maintaining healthy dental habits but also preventing serious health risks like cavities, tooth decay, gum diseases, and more.

Don’t Wait. Schedule an Appointment Today!

There are just a few weeks left in the year, so don’t wait to schedule any last-minute cleanings or treatments. Simply contact us, and we’ll help set up any appointments or answer any questions you may have. We hope to see you soon!