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Can you believe it’s October already? 2017 has been a pretty crazy year, there’s no denying that. As we gear up for the holidays and a fresh new batch of resolutions to start off 2018, it’s a perfect time to think about how you can make smarter financial decisions — starting now. Speaking of which, have you considered wrapping up this year with a visit to your dentist? Keep reading to find out why that could be the best decision for your wallet and your oral health.

Use Up Your Benefits

One of the best money tips you can get during October, November, and December doesn’t have to do with Black Friday deals or anything regarding shopping, really. It’s using up your health and dental insurance benefits before they expire.

Most dental insurance plans are set on a calendar year, meaning your plan will renew when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve. That’ll put you back at zero in terms of any money you have accrued toward your deductible. The terms of your plan could change, too, possibly leaving you with a higher deductible or copay.

Too many people let their dental benefits slip away simply because they do not make time to take advantage of them. But there’s no wiser investment of time or finances than your health!

Making the Most of Your Plan

Even if you are lucky enough to have a low monthly dental insurance premium, you still pay a considerable amount of money each year for your dental insurance coverage. Make sure you get the most out of it!

To avoid wasting your benefits, get in touch with Dr. Merriman as soon as possible. His dental team can verify your eligibility to help maximize your benefits. Did you know if you have dental insurance you can get two checkups and cleanings per year? You may be eligible for x-rays too.

If you have not received two dental check-ups this year, it’s a perfect time to come in and let us take a look at your smile. Necessary restorative services like fillings, root canals, and extractions are usually reimbursed by as much as 80% after the deductible is met.

Get In Before the Holiday Rush

November and December are the busiest months for a dental practice, as people start getting serious about looking their best for the holidays and using up their dental insurance benefits, too. To get the most convenient scheduling, make sure you get in touch with our office as soon as possible.

Posted on behalf of Envision Dental

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