Can you believe it is already December? That means we have to find time to buy gifts, listen to holiday music, and of course, eat some of our favorite foods. It also means that the year is ending, and your dental benefits are about to expire!
One major concern for most dental care patients is cost. A visit to the dentist can certainly add up. From the x-rays during a regular cleaning, to extensive cosmetic dentistry, most procedures will cost a substantial amount of money. That is why it is important to take advantage of your benefits.
You have worked too hard all year to watch your benefits go to waste. Some people forget, and others just don’t realize, but every year you receive a pre-defined amount of money to use annually on dental care. Dental benefits usually pay for all or most of the preventative care costs. Preventative care usually includes an annual or biannual dental visit, including cleanings, x-rays, and exams. Most insurance will also help cover the cost of some basic dental procedures. Basic procedures usually involve some kind of dental problem, such as a root canal, tooth extraction, or a filling. Dental insurance can even help cover some of the major dental procedures. Major procedures are things like crowns, bridges, or dentures, and are typically about 50% covered by insurance.
It is important to remember that a dental visit is beneficial to your overall health. Not only can a dental cleaning help your mouth look, feel, (and even smell better), but it can also save your life. Oral cancer, and other common oral diseases can be cured at a higher rate when they are detected early. They often go unnoticed because people like to skip their dental visit. Don’t skip your visit!
If you haven’t seen the dentist this year, hurry up and schedule an appointment with your favorite dentist in Stuart, Fl. You may not be the only person trying to squeeze in a visit before the end of the year!