October 1, 2018
At the end of the year, too many Americans haven’t used their dental benefits and they’re actually losing money because of it. Only 2.8% of people with a PPO dental plan are reaching or exceeding their annual maximum, while 1 in every 4 employees don’t use their benefits at all. That’s a lot of insurance money left on the table that could be helping your health and your wallet. Keep reading to learn why you should always use your dental benefits and how to get the most out of them from your Delta Dental dentist before the year ends.
Take Advantage of Your Benefits
Preventive dental visits like checkups and cleanings are almost always 100% covered in most dental benefit plans. The best way to make sure you use all of your benefits is to schedule both of your regular checkups for the year. On the first visit, ask your dentist if they see any issues or any reasons why you may need more appointments. This way, you can plan out how to utilize your benefits by the end of the year.
Once you and your dentist have determined your needs for the year, you can see what services are covered by your benefits. Typically, your dentist’s office will be more than happy to find out what’s covered, and what you may have to pay out of pocket.
Good for Your Health and Wallet
Preventive dental care is a great way to use your benefits by the end of the year, but it’s also a great way to stay on top of your health. During routine checkups and cleanings, your Cigna Dental dentist can catch issues while they are small, to prevent more serious problems from occurring. This minimizes your health issues, time in the dentist’s chair, and what you have to pay out of pocket that isn’t covered in your benefits.
During these regular visits, your dentist will take X-Rays to get an inside look at your teeth and gums to check for any issues that can’t be seen with the naked eye. This is a valuable service that is part of routine dental exams covered by your insurance benefits.
Because most dental issues will only become more serious without treatment, even if you didn’t have dental benefits, the best option for your health and money is to attend preventive appointments. Dental problems like gum disease can become a chronic condition, requiring more visits to the dentist, which means a lot more money spent in the long run.
Using your benefits before the end of the year is good for your smile, and your pocketbook. Schedule a visit with your local dentist before the year ends to take advantage of your benefits. If you’re looking for a new practice, simply search online, ‘Aetna dentist near me’ or whichever insurance you may have to find a dentist with your coverage.
About the Practice
Dr. Sanae Berrada and Dr. Shri Chopra are dentists who look forward to providing the best care possible for their patients in Falls Church. They accept a wide-range of dental insurance plans to make sure you can get the care you need. For any questions, they can be contacted through their Tysons Dental Esthetics website or by phone at (703) 821-8111.
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