Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits or Lose ‘Em
Holidays can become crazy-busy and we can often forget to take care of our health and needs first. Therefore, it’s the perfect time to go ahead and make your end-of-the-year dental appointments now, before the holiday season is in full swing. Making appointments now is a great way to also make sure you’re getting the most out of your dental benefits. Met your deductible? It’s the perfect time to schedule those appointments you’ve been putting off before benefits start over on December 31!
Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits: Treatment Time
If you need larger dental treatments and you’ve met your deductible, the end of the year is the perfect time to get these preventative and elective treatments completed! Once you reach your deductible, out-of-pocket expenses drop dramatically, so all treatments are easier to get done and less expensive for your wallet.
If you’re getting close to reaching your annual maximum, talk with us at GPS Dental and we can help create a plan to split treatments between year to year if needed. We love to work with you and your insurance to create the perfect plan for your treatments to get you the services you want!
Get more tips to help you Use it or Lose it … Dental Insurance Benefits AND Flexible Spending Accounts HERE.
Preventative and Elective Services
Appointments can often be categorized into two groupings – preventative and elective services.
- Preventative Services: Preventative dentistry is all about maintaining oral care and preventing oral health problems down the line. This often includes regular cleanings, regular oral exams, and routine x-rays. Dental insurance plans often fully cover preventative care services and appointments. You can also help maintain your oral health at home by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day.
Why is Preventative Dentistry important to maintain your oral health? Find out HERE.
- Elective Services: Elective dental services often fall under the cosmetic category. They are services you often elect to have done, rather than routine services or preventative services that maintain oral health. Veneers, teeth-whitening, and other smile-enhancing services are often elective services, and dental insurance coverage may vary between each provider. Check with your insurance provider to see what elective coverage you have and schedule these big appointments at the end of the year!
Check out the dental services GPS Dental offers in San Antonio, Texas.
Know Your Insurance Plan
Check over your dental insurance plan to learn if your insurance covers multiple cleanings every year. If so, make the most of your benefits by getting your cleaning in before the holiday-craziness begins and schedules tighten. Also, if you have questions for your dentist or curious about the status of your oral health, a routine check-up is the perfect way to learn about your teeth’s health and ask questions. Talk with your dentist to determine what services you need to stay healthy. More than likely, a routine cleaning is an appointment almost everyone can make before the end of the year – this is a preventive care appointment.
GPS Dental Can Help You Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits
Don’t let your 2020 dental benefits go to waste! Use your benefits to the maximum before December 31, and call us to make your appointments today.
What to Expect at Your Next Appointment:
- Do You Need Your Teeth Cleaned? It’s Safe to Visit Your Dentist
- GPS Dental Welcomes Back Patients for Routine Dental Appointments
Dr. Gary P. Skrobanek’s experienced and friendly team at GPS Dental offers affordable dental care for all ages in San Antonio, TX area. Our Brooks City Base dentist office is conveniently located and offers early morning appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At GPS Dental, we promote dental health awareness to our patients and provide most dental services, from family and general dentistry to dental implants, sleep apnea, TMJ / TMD Treatment, cosmetic dentistry and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Call us at 210-633-3477 to make an appointment.