Why You Should Be Scheduling Dental Work Before Year-End

Most dental plans have a defined benefit year (often January to December), as well as a maximum dollar amount that you are eligible for during that benefit year. If you don’t use that dollar amount, you lose it; you don’t get to add it to the following year. So it's never too early to start thinking about scheduling dental work before the end of the benefit year.


The hustle and bustle of everyday life can get in the way of thinking about insurance plans and oral health, but you'll be thanking yourself later if you make the time for these important tasks now.


The two important reasons why you should definitely visit a Red Deer dental clinic such as Parkland Mall Dental Centre before year-end are:


1) To get the most out of your insurance plan

If you go for regular dental visits, then you've likely already met your annual deductible, which is the amount some plans require you to pay until your benefits kick in. Now is the time to make full use of those benefits. You can get that dental treatment you need and get it covered, and save the following years benefits for future dental needs.


You should also try to use up your plan's annual dental maximum, which is the limit on what your insurance company will cover until you have to pay for dental work yourself. Annual maximums do not roll over into the next year if not used up, so it would essentially be money out of your pocket if costly dental work that you could have taken care of earlier has you using up your maximum next year.


2) To prevent and treat dental problems

Monetary considerations aside, getting your dental health looked after is important in and of itself. Healthy teeth and gums require regular cleaning and examination by a dental professional, and putting off dental work for even minor issues could quickly lead to serious oral health problems.


Oral health is an important part of your overall health, and it should not be overlooked. You need to have a children’s and family dentist in Red Deer just like you should have a children's and family doctor. Parkland Mall Dental Centre is proud to provide excellent dental care for the Red Deer area, and we are actively accepting new patients. Take a look at our comprehensive dental services and give us a call if you'd like to set up an appointment at our clinic. We hope to see you soon!


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