Using dental insurance and getting your dental cleaning before the end of the year can be a prudent financial decision, especially if you want to utilize any remaining dental insurance benefits you may have for the current year.
In this blog, we will focus on some key reasons why using your dental insurance before the year end can be beneficial to you and your oral hygiene.
Review your dental insurance policy to understand what benefits you have left for the year and whether they cover teeth cleanings. This can help you make the most of your remaining benefits.
Contact your dental office as soon as possible to schedule a dental cleaning and dental checkups. Dental offices can get busy toward the end of the year, so it’s important to book your appointment well in advance. At Pearl Boutique, we offer 10% off if you do not have insurance. Or we can submit your claim on your behalf if you do.
Most dental insurance plans operate on a yearly maximum benefit. Any unused benefits typically do not roll over to the next year. Utilizing your benefits before they expire can help you make the most of your insurance coverage.
If you have been putting off necessary dental treatments, using your insurance before the year ends can be a good way to address any needed dental work. This can help prevent the worsening of any dental issues and potentially save you from incurring higher cost in the future.
If you are considering switching to a different insurance plan for the upcoming year, it’s important to use up your current benefits before the plan expires. This way, you can start the new year with a clean slate and potentially maximize the benefits of your new dental plan.
In the meantime, maintain good dental hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and using mouthwash. This can help keep your teeth and gums healthy until your scheduled dental cleaning.
Remember that regular dental cleanings are an essential part of preventive dental care and can contribute to your overall well-being. If you have any specific concerts or questions, it’s always best to consult your dental professional.
Emma Johnson is the owner of Pearl Boutique, a clinic that specializes in teeth whitening. She is a registered dental hygienist and completed her diploma at Camosun College, which offers one of the best recognized dental hygiene programs in Canada. Emma also holds a health science degree in kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley.