As 2012 winds down there are many things to prepare for. Before you know it, all your Halloween candy will be long gone, your Thanksgiving turkey will be little more than a fond memory, the Holiday Season will have passed, your New Year’s resolution will be giving you trouble, and your dental care insurance will have gone another year without being used to its fullest.
Most dental care insurance plans’ yearly maximum coverage expires on the first of the year making you start from scratch when you finally decide to get the annoyingly painful toothache taken care of. If you set your dental appointment now, you’ll get all your tooth-related needs taken care of before the end of the year, which, in turn, will give you a clean slate in 2013 should any unexpected dental problems arise. You have already paid for your insurance; you may as well get the most use out of it.
In addition to the money you could be saving by making an appointment before the end of the year, think of the pain you could be saving yourself from. Dental problems, like just about every other kind of problem, only get worse when left untreated. A sore tooth today could lead all kinds of issues down the road. Waiting to get a dental problem taken care of has never been better than actually taking care of a dental problem. Don’t let a general apathy toward going to the dentist get in the way of your overall health.
While often overused, the phrase ‘use it or lose it’ really comes into play when talking about your dental insurance deductible. If you don’t take full advantage of your dental care insurance this year, you can’t take it with you into next year. Use your insurance and your teeth and wallet will thank you.
If you aren’t absolutely positive where you stand with your insurance or how much your deductible is, call your dentist. They’ll be more than happy to work with you to make sure you and your teeth stay in good health.