Dental Benefits Expire at the End of the Year!

Dental Benefits Expire at the End of the Year!

2020 has got us all busy — with the pandemic threatening our health, election events, and the nearing holidays. You were so busy protecting our family from the virus that you overlooked that the year is almost over…and now some of your health benefits are about to expire! Wait, have you ever visited your dentist for your routine dental checkup?

According to the National Association of Dental Plans, only 2.8% of people with PPO dental plan participants reached or exceeded their plan’s annual maximum. This is a sad reality since all dental benefits and other insurance policies will expire on December 31st, whether you have used them all up or not. Do not let your hard-earned money go to waste and start taking advantage of your dental benefits before it will expire.


Use It Before You Lose It!

Dental care and services are not part of Medicare; this means that you can get the coverage by purchasing a full coverage dental plan from a private insurance provider (which can be costly) or be covered with a dental plan from your employer.

Dental care is expensive, and making use of your dental health benefits will not just save you a significant amount on your preventive visits but will also reduce your risk of dental and oral health issues. 


Make The Most Of Your Dental Benefits

The best way to make use of your dental benefits is to understand your plan. While most dental health coverage expires at the end of the calendar year, there are also a few plans that run from the first day of August till the end of July. Check how your benefits run and the maximum amount of benefits you can get with it.

Take advantage of preventive care too. Preventive dental care can be costly, but most dental care plans cover 100% preventative dental visits, so just imagine the amount you could save from it. And don’t wait for the last legs of the year before you start getting back on track with your dental visits. Start using your coverage early, talk to your dentist about your dental needs, and then take care of them on your dental visits. You can completely max out all your dental benefits by December and then renew again in the new year, especially if you need more dental treatments.

Visiting your dentist regularly will not just allow you to make the most out of your dental health benefits, but it will also keep your teeth and gums healthy; thus, keeping dental problems at bay.


Are you worried about your dental problems? Our dentists and staff at New Smiles Dental are all professionals and very welcoming that you will feel comfortable and at ease in no time. Our main goal is to help you achieve that beautiful and confident smile. Call us today at one of our three locations!