Halloween costumes, stuffing and turkey, Christmas celebrations, and New Year’s toasts – these are all amazing memories we look forward to making at the end of each year. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and schedules getting packed with more to-dos, your oral health can fall to the back of your list.

However, it’s important to remember that your dental benefits will end on Dec. 31, and you may be missing out on using your benefits to the maximum. Don’t let your benefits go to waste! Make your appointments today before the end of the year and make the most out of your dental insurance.

Make Appointments Ahead of Time

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.

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If you need larger dental treatments and you’ve met your deductible, the end of the year is the perfect time to get these treatments completed! Once you reach your deductible, out-of-pocket expenses drop dramatically, so 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 Thomas L. Anderson 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!

Check over your 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.

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Appointment Types – 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.

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  • 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 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!

Use Dental Insurance Benefits NOW — We Can Help!!

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. We can’t wait to see you.

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Schedule your appointment to meet with any of our skilled dentists at one of our three conveniently located dental office locations within the Kansas City area, including Lee’s Summit / Independence, the Country Club Plaza and Downtown Kansas City. The gentle dentists and expert team at Thomas L. Anderson and Associates look forward to working with you to treat your dental emergency, achieve proper oral health and a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. If you have any questions about your dental insurance benefits, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are happy to review your policy! Please give us a call today to schedule an appointment and become part of our dental family.