Maximizing Your Dental Insurance Before the End of the Year

Nov 23, 2016

The beauty of fall brings with it open enrollment time for most companies. As you’re contemplating your benefits for 2017, it may be a great time to also review your 2016 dental benefits. Why? Because you want to make sure you’ve utilized all of your insurance dollars for the year, and Valley View Dental can help! Dr. Jennifer Miller discusses maximizing your dental insurance before the end of the year.

How Your Dental Insurance Works

Most dental plans run on a calendar year, with a yearly maximum amount of money they will pay for your preventative care and restorative treatment. If you don’t use those dollars by the end of the year, unfortunately you lose them. For this reason, it’s a good time to review your dental history for 2016. Have you had two cleanings and checkups this year? Do you have any treatment that still needs to be done such as a dental filling or crown? Now is the time to schedule those appointments and take full advantage of those insurance dollars before they disappear.

The Importance of Preventative Care

Most dental plans cover preventative care for their patients, which means that both of your cleanings and checkups for the year are paid for. These visits are so important because they’re your first line of defense against oral health issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer. We screen for these conditions at every checkup to ensure that we detect them in their earliest stages, giving you the best opportunity to treat them with the most conservative and least invasive treatment.

Our highly skilled hygienists also take the time to not only remove the plaque buildup that causes these conditions, but also to educate you about the importance of your oral health and how to make the most of your home care routine. We know that you are our partner in achieving and maintaining optimum oral health for a lifetime, and that a healthy, beautiful smile starts at home.

At Valley View Dental, Dr. Miller is your premiere dentist in St. Peter and she has been caring for patients there for over a decade. We provide high quality dental care for the entire family, using only the finest dental materials and state-of-the-art technology. We know you’ll love the differences you experience when you choose to work with us!

As for your dental insurance, we know it can be confusing and hard to make heads or tails of. We invite you to call and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members today. They can help you determine if you have any outstanding treatment to complete and how to maximize your insurance dollars.


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