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A Friendly Reminder to Use Your Dental Benefits

added on: October 13, 2021

David M. Rizk, DDSDid you know that dental insurance benefits can expire if they’re not used? While some dental plans renew at odd times during the year, most plans renew on January 1st. This means that if you haven’t used all of your benefits, you’re missing out on some dental care that you’ve earned. Luckily, your dentist in El Paso is here with a friendly reminder to use your dental benefits before they expire. 

No Rolling Over

Many dental insurance plans place a yearly maximum on their plans that will not roll over into the next year if they’re not used. However, many people don’t actually use the full maximum and lose out on the benefits. 

Overlap Treatment

If you want to have some cosmetic dentistry done or perhaps some restorative dentistry to renew your smile, chances are your insurance won’t cover the entire cost. However, if you start treatment this year, you can use your 2021 benefits and the benefits that renew in 2022. Talk with your dentist in El Paso about the best way to get the dental care you need and want without breaking the bank. 

If You Pay For It, Use It

Dental insurance costs you money to have, so it’s wise to use all of the benefits available to you. However, many people do not do this and rather treat dental insurance as a safety precaution in case something happens. Many times, doing this means losing money and can cause bigger problems. 

Dental Problems Worsen Over Time

The best way to avoid costly dental treatment is to, in fact, use your dental benefits on preventive care. Seeing your dentist in El Paso twice a year can help keep dental problems from occurring or catch them early when treatment is easy and less expensive. 

FSA

While a Flexible Savings Account (FSA) isn’t traditional dental insurance, it can function very similarly. These benefits don’t last forever and may expire at the end of December. Essentially, if you’re putting money into an FSA and can use it for dental care, make sure you do so before it expires in January.

El Paso dentist’s schedules book up quickly this time of the year, and we don’t want to see you lose unused benefits. Schedule your appointment today! 


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