Dental Insurance Benefits: Use it or Lose it! | Warner Lakes Dental

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Dental Insurance Benefits: Use it or Lose it! | Warner Lakes Dental

by | Nov 3, 2021 | Dental Insurance

We’re all looking forward to the end of 2021, but before we ring in 2022, let’s make sure your dental insurance benefits are fully used up.

Have you had your teeth checked or cleaned in the last 6 months?

Do you have any treatment that needs to be completed?

If you have dental insurance, almost all benefits expire at the end of the year. Don’t let your benefits go to waste! You must “Use it or Lose it.”

Now is a good time to take good care of your oral health.

Reasons To Use Your Dental Benefits Now!

Yearly Maximum

Dental insurance plans have an annual maximum they are willing to pay within a calendar year. If you need any restorative treatments, it makes sense to take advantage of these unused benefits since they don’t roll over into the following year.


The deductible is the amount of out-of-pocket expenses you pay your dentist before your insurance company pays for any services. As soon as 2022 arrives, your plan requires you to meet that deductible all over again.


Through your insurance provider, you’re currently paying dental insurance premiums every month; therefore, you should be using your benefits. You should have regular dental cleanings and check-ups looking for early signs of gum disease, cavities, gum recession and even oral cancer.

Fee Increases

Another reason to use your dental benefits before the year ends is possible fee increases. Most of these fees increases occur at the beginning of the year.

Dental Problems Can Worsen

By delaying your dental treatment, you are risking more extensive and costly treatment. What may be just a simple cavity now could turn into a root canal problem later and maybe even lead to tooth loss.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

If you’ve been putting off scheduling your dental appointment, now’s the time!

Taking a few minutes today to schedule a dental visit before the year ends could pay off big time for the future of your dental health and financial situation.

If you have any concerns about your insurance plan, deductibles, yearly maximums, etc., contact your insurance provider before your next appointment so you aren’t surprised by any unexpected fees.

Don’t Lose Your Dental Insurance Benefits: Use Them!

If you have dental insurance, take a year-end check of your plan, and see if you can set it to work for you. It really is a “use it or lose it” proposition. Don’t lose it.

Consult with your Warner dentist, call us on (07) 3448 0162 or visit us online.

We are located at Warner Lakes Medical Precinct, 1185B Old North Road in Warner.

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