Fall is here, and you only have a couple of months left to get the most out of your yearly dental insurance. Though visiting the dentist may not be your favorite item on your annual to-do list, it is key to maintaining optimal oral health. With the holidays — and all of those treats and sweets — on the horizon, now is the perfect time to prepare and protect your pearly whites so you can enjoy the celebratory season that lies ahead.

What If My Teeth Feel Fine?

You haven’t experienced oral pain all year, so why go to the dentist now? A preventive approach to your oral health will save you money and discomfort down the road. Scheduling a regular visit with your dentist gives them an opportunity to protect and fortify your teeth against any health threats. They can also identify early signs of decay or emerging periodontal disease. When caught in the early stages, the effects of both of these conditions can be stopped and, in some cases, reversed.

Why Right Now?

Taking advantage of your unused benefits could save you hundreds of dollars. Routine dental exams can prevent oral conditions that are costly to correct. Also, if you haven’t met your yearly maximum, most plans won’t roll the remaining amount over into the next year. And if your insurance plan includes a deductible you’ve already met, it only makes sense to reap the full value of your insurance now, before the next plan year, when you have to meet the deductible again. Finally, there is a good chance the cost of your dental insurance will increase at least slightly in the new year. Remember, you’re paying for your insurance, so getting the most out of it at its current price just makes sense.

Consider These Treatments

If you don’t need extensive work, consider using your remaining insurance benefits for the following:

  • Cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Sealants
  • Periodontics

To find out more about how you can get the most out of your dental insurance plan, call 509.396.6952 (Yelm St) or 509.582.9182 (Wahsington St) today and talk to one of our professionals. We will help you figure out how you can maximize your oral health and maintain your beautiful smile.