The arrival of October brings about many distinct advantages: cooler weather, fall carnivals, trick-or-treating, and of course, expiring end-of-year benefits. Typically, discussing insurance coverage is the least exciting part of the year, but once October hits, it is a different story. Evaluating your dental coverage could not only save you money but potentially save your teeth.
Patients often delay treatment or regularly scheduled appointments during the summer months due to travel. Many parents are diligent about bringing their children into our office for routine checkups when school starts, but neglect their own dental care.
You Can’t Handle the Tooth
Toothaches can be caused by cavities, infections, injury, or decay. Neglecting checkups can lead to increased treatment times. By seeking our services in October, patients are provided ample time to complete treatment, and relax through the holidays without worrying about dental appointments.
Money, It’s a Drag
Who doesn’t love saving money? Depending on the amount of treatment you’ve received to date this calendar year, big savings could be coming your way. Many insurance policies cover higher percentages of basic lab work like X-rays this time of year. If it has been more than six months since your last checkup, your insurance company could grant you with a 100% free checkup and cleaning.
Use it or Lose it
On the first day of 2013, all money paid against your deductible will be reset to zero. For patients with open or unfinished treatment plans, seeking treatment before year’s end could result in giant savings. If your deductible is paid in full, there’s a good possibility that your dental insurance will cover the full amount, or a large portion of some procedures like extractions, or fillings. Take some time before Halloween to evaluate your family’s checkup schedule, and potential treatment needs. Although consuming candy is widely accepted in October, don’t allow October’s fun to become November’s toothache.
Call Me, Maybe
Determining your paid-in-full- treatment options is as simple as calling our office, where our insurance specialist will discuss your current plan with you. If you’re considering Invisalign straightening options, or cosmetic dentistry, there’s likely no better time than year’s end. For further questions about the array of services offered at Stensland Dental Studio, feel free to contact us by calling (757) 645-4055.