You may not realize it, but time is running out on your dental benefits. If you have dental insurance, you should plan to visit our office by the end of the year.
After all, you want to:
- Protect your oral health
- Take full advantage of your benefits
- Get what you have already paid for
Don’t waste another minute. Before the holiday season fills up your schedule, make plans for a dental checkup at Drew Family Dentistry in Bend, OR. Call 541-668-8070 now to make your appointment.
Keep Your Mouth in Good Shape
Dental insurance plans are designed to encourage preventive practices. Of course, you should be brushing your teeth and flossing daily, but you still need professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup.
Professional care provides you with a deeper clean, which reduces your risk of developing cavities, tooth infections, and gum disease.
At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control reports that 1 in 4 adults between 20 and 64 years old has an untreated cavity right now. Plus, a majority of people will develop a periodontal infection during their lives.
If this happens to you, it is much better to catch the problem early. This allows you to treat the problems while it is small. That means less invasive solutions for you. It’s also why we perform thorough exams each time you come in for a checkup.
Get Your Benefits
How does your insurance provider encourage you to come in for routine treatments? One of the main benefits that come with most insurance plans is covering or assisting with the cost of routine cleanings and exams.
You should keep in mind that dental plans are usually tied to the calendar year. Even if your employer renews dental coverage, the benefits offered and what is covered can vary from year to year. Knowing this, you don’t want to postpone your dental visits. Putting off treatment now means you are not taking full advantage of the benefits that you deserve.
You’ve Already Paid for It
You also should keep in mind that if you have dental insurance, then you are paying for it. All you need to do is look at your paystub for proof.
You wouldn’t buy a movie ticket and leave before the show starts. You wouldn’t buy a car but never drive it. You want to use what you are paying for. You’ve paid for dental care. Make sure you receive it.