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Use It or Lose It! Unused Annual Dental Benefits Expire at the End of the Year

As we draw closer to the end of the year, we know your schedule is filling up. From work and school commitments to family and social appointments, you have plenty on your mind. That’s why we’re here to remind you it’s also time to schedule an appointment with your dentist! Your annual dental benefits will expire at the end of the year, and you will lose any unused benefits.

You may be throwing away hundreds of dollars every year on your unused dental benefits and not even realize it. Most dental insurance plans operate on a calendar year basis, resetting your annual benefits at the beginning of the year. You’ve already paid for those benefits, so why not use them before your insurance company lets them expire? Here are 4 reasons to pick up the phone and call our experienced Los Angeles dentists at Allure Dentistry to schedule an appointment before the year ends.

1. You Don’t Want to Waste Money

Your benefits are already bought and paid for, so leaving them unused before the year ends is the same as throwing the money away. Your dental insurance plan has a yearly maximum amount they will pay for your dental care within the calendar year, but this amount will most likely reset on January 1st every year. Since your benefits don’t roll over and continue to be usable, it’s important to schedule an appointment by December 31st to take advantage of your remaining benefits.

2. You Should Take Advantage of Your Premiums

If you are paying a monthly premium for your dental insurance, you should take advantage of the benefits you’re paying for! Your premium costs are not returned to you if your benefits aren’t used by the year’s end. Even if you don’t need major dental work, you can benefit from regular cleanings and checkups to ensure that your dental health remains great.

3. Your Deductible Will Reset

Your deductible is the amount you will need to pay out of pocket before your insurance policy will pay for any services. This fee varies between plans and companies, but they do have one thing in common—they don’t roll over. If you’ve used your dental insurance this year, you’ve most likely paid part or all of your deductible, which means that your dental care should be covered by your benefits, instead of coming out of your pocket. When your deductible resets, however, you’re back to square one.

4. You Deserve Quality Dental Care

Your dental health is critical, not only for a gorgeous smile, but also for your physical health. When left untreated, oral health conditions like gum disease and tooth loss can grow more and more serious. Regular cleanings can help keep issues at bay and seeking treatment when needed can prevent small issues from becoming bigger problems. Use your benefits to stay on top of your dental care, and schedule an appointment today!

Our highly trained Los Angeles dentists are ready to keep your smile in good health. Schedule an appointment today with Allure Dentistry to ensure that your annual dental insurance benefits aren’t wasted! We provide dental care services for the whole family.

Contact our office online to schedule an appointment, or call (310) 928-9121 to get started.