Fall and winter are approaching, and so is the end of the year. This is the time when many insurance plans wrap up and your benefits renew with the calendar year. This is a great time to reassess your dental benefits and ensure that you’ve maximized them for the year, especially if you have dental treatment that still needs to be done. If you don’t utilize your dental maximum, you’ll lose those dollars. If you’re not sure how much of your benefit you have left, your South Shore Dental team is here to help you utilize end of the year benefits from your Metlife dentist in Massapequa.
Maximizing Your Dental Benefits
Fall is a great time to review the dental treatment you’ve had and your remaining benefits for the year. Have you visited the dentist twice this year for cleanings and checkups? Do you have any outstanding treatment that needs to be done such a dental filling or crown? You have a maximum yearly amount that your insurance will pay every year, and if you haven’t reached that maximum, you still have benefit that can be used before the end of the year for outstanding treatment.
If you’re not sure what’s left of your Metlife or other dental insurance benefit, our friendly treatment coordinators can help you figure it out. Give our office a call to see if you have outstanding treatment and remaining benefit you can use, and we’ll even get you scheduled before the end of the year to ensure that you maximize your benefits.
The Importance of Preventative Dentistry
If you haven’t had both of your cleaning and checkup appointments for 2016, we encourage you to call us and get scheduled. Preventative appointments are your best defense against oral health issues such as tooth decay, oral cancer, and periodontal (gum) disease. Besides cleaning your teeth to remove excess plaque buildup, we also screen for those issues, which are best treated early on ensuring that you have the best chance of recovering with the least invasive treatment.
Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman are your partners in achieving and maintaining optimum oral health for a lifetime. At the end of the year, our goal is to help you receive the treatment you need, while maximizing your insurance benefits. Contact our office to learn more about your dental benefits and get your next appointment scheduled.