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Dental Tips: Top 4 Reasons to Use Your Dental Insurance Now

by | Oct 5, 2023 | Dental Insurance

north lakes dentist tips top 4 reasons to use your dental insurance now

You have a few days remaining to use your dental insurance benefits fully. Anything you’ve left unspent will not carry over to the next year.

Of course, you have a lot to be busy with before the year’s end, but throwing money away is NOT on anybody’s to-do list.

If your dental insurance policy is based on the calendar year, like most plans, it’s time to maximise the benefits you still have available for this year.

With that in mind, Passion Family Dental North Lakes recommends you take a look at your remaining dental insurance benefits and max them out!

The following are some reasons to use your dental insurance before the year changes.

1. Yearly Maximum

The yearly maximum is the maximum amount of money a dental insurance plan will cover for your dental work for an entire year.

This amount varies among dental insurance companies.

The yearly maximum usually renews every year (every January 1st if your plan is based on a calendar year). If you have unused dental insurance benefits, they do not roll over to the next year.

2. Premiums

If you pay premium dental insurance every month, you should use your benefits.

Even if you don’t need any treatment, you should always have your regular dental scale and clean to help prevent and detect any early signs of cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, or other dental issues.

3. Fee Increases

Another reason to use your benefits before the year ends is the possibility of fee increases.

Due to the increasing cost of living, supplies, and equipment, several dentists raise their rates at the start of the year.

A fee increase will also increase the cost of your dental services. At Passion Family Dental North Lakes, we endeavour to make our fees manageable for families.

4. Dental Problems Can Worsen

By putting off dental treatment, you are risking more extensive and expensive treatment in the future.

What may be simple tooth decay today could turn into a root canal problem in the future. Call your dentist and book an appointment to use those dental insurance benefits.

Dental Insurance: Use It or Lose It!

Call your dental insurance provider and find out the exact amount of your available benefits.

That is the amount of money you will throw away if you don’t act before this year’s end.

Call Passion Family Dental North Lakes and book an appointment. The earlier you do this, the more likely we can schedule you or any qualified family member before the year ends.

While you’re chatting, find out what procedures dental insurance supports.

Luckily, preventive procedures such as scale and cleans, X-rays, and routine examinations often receive a higher refund from your dental insurance company.

General treatments, such as fillings, and major treatments, such as crowns, bridgework, and other dental procedures, will be covered up to the amount allowed by your plan.

Our friendly receptionists can help you understand the different treatments, though levels or rebates will vary between funds and levels of cover.

One last reason for calling us quickly: You may not be the only person who suddenly realised you still have unused dental insurance benefits to spend at Passion Family Dental North Lakes.

Our appointments may fill. Call now to reserve the most convenient appointment time!

It’s the holiday gift you can give yourself! The end of the year is a time of celebration and social gathering, and good dental care can make you happy.

Utilise your unused dental insurance benefits to provide yourself with a stunning smile for the end of this year, and go forward to the next one!

Your North Lakes dentist also serves the local communities in Mango Hill, Deception Bay, Griffin, Murrumba Downs, Redcliffe, Narangba, Petrie, Burpengary, Bracken Ridge, and Morayfield.

Call us at (07) 3465 1199 or visit us online here. We will attend to you as soon as possible and with great care.

Our regular hours are from Monday to Friday from 8:00– 17:00

For patients needing attention on Saturdays, Sundays, or after hours, call us to set an appointment.

We are located at Unit 4/6 Endeavour Boulevard in North Lakes.