We can all say that 2020 has been quite the year for medical attention. But we also need to understand that our dental health is also vital to our overall health. As we approach the end of yet another year, it is a great time to take advantage of your dental insurance by making a dental appointment in the new year. We may typically dodge these visits, but you’ve earned those dental benefits, so why not take advantage of it? The following list includes a few reasons to use your dental benefits before you lose them:
Yearly maximum. A yearly maximum is the most money your dental insurance plan covers for the dental work you have done over a full year. Your yearly maximum renews every year and don’t rollover.
Deductible. A deductible is the amount of money that you pay out of pocket before your insurance company will pay for any services.
Premiums. If you’re paying for your dental benefits every month, you should be taking advantage of them. There are many people who don’t take advantage of their benefits and pay their insurance company, throwing their money down the proverbial drain.
Fee increases. There’s always a possible fee increase at the end of the year due to the increased cost of materials or to accommodate the cost of living. These fee increases could also raise your copay.
Worsening dental problems. By delaying treatment, you may be risking a more expensive and extensive treatment later down the road. What could be a simple cavity now could turn into root canal or tooth extraction.
So, in 2021, do yourself a favor and make that dental appointment to make sure your mouth is healthy – it’ll thank you for it.
If you’d like to find out more about dental insurance, contact Dr. Gary Wetzel at 717-761-8611 to schedule a consultation today. Or visit www.wetzelperio.com for more information.
Dr. Wetzel proudly accepts patients from Camp Hill and all surrounding areas.