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As the year draws to a close, it’s time to take stock of your health. Your dental care should not be overlooked. Planning year-end dental treatments can not only contribute to a healthy smile but also allows you to make the most of your dental benefits before they reset in the new year. Here is some guidance in planning your year-end dental treatments!

Check Your Dental Benefits

Many dental insurance plans operate on a calendar year, resetting benefits at the beginning of the new year. Check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage and maximize your benefits while they are still available.

Hermitage Dental Group is in-network with several providers. Check our financial page for a list. Keep in mind that this information can change so call our office to verify we are still in-network!

Schedule a Comprehensive Checkup

Did you know most dental insurance plans cover two exams and cleanings each year? These comprehensive checkups allow your dentist to assess your overall oral health, identify any issues, and create a personalized treatment plan. Addressing concerns promptly can prevent them from escalating into more significant problems!

Accommodate Healing Time

If your treatment plan involves procedures with a recovery period, plan accordingly. Factor in healing time to ensure you can comfortably resume your regular activities, especially if you have holiday plans.

Schedule Around Busy Periods

Be mindful of the holiday season’s demands and schedule dental appointments to minimize disruption to your festive plans. Booking as early as possible helps secure convenient time slots and ensures you don’t miss out on essential year-end dental care.

Schedule Your Dental Appointment at Hermitage Dental Group

Prioritizing your year-end dental treatments involves strategic planning to optimize your oral health and maximize your insurance benefits. When you follow these tips, you can step into the new year with a healthy, confident smile. Contact us today to schedule your end-of-year visit at Hermitage Dental Group!

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Insurance agent helps a patient maximize their dental benefits before the end fo the year in Hermitage, TN

It’s hard to believe that we’re already at the end of the year. 2021 flew by in a flash, didn’t it? As you’re slowly getting ready for the holidays and wrapping up any final things you need to accomplish before the year’s end, we wanted to take the time to remind you to make the most of your dental benefits.

Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em

There’s a phrase you’ll often hear when it comes to your dental benefits at the end of the year: If you don’t use them, you’ll lose them. Many dental insurance plans are set up in a way that whatever benefits you haven’t used by the end of the calendar year will expire rather than rolling over into January. That means that you’ll lose all of those hard-earned “dental dollars” you have access to after meeting your deductible. You’ve made the investment with your health by paying for your insurance each month, and now is the time to reap those literal benefits!

Ways to Maximize Your Dental Benefits

One great way to maximize your dental coverage benefits is to schedule a routine teeth cleaning. Most dental plans include two dental cleanings each year, and if you haven’t had any this year or have only had one, then there’s no better time than now to schedule the other. Another way to use your benefits before they expire is to get that restorative dental treatment you may have been putting off. There’s no better way to ring in the new year than with a beautiful, healthy smile that you’re proud to show off!

Do you still have questions about using your dental insurance benefits? Are you ready to book your end-of-the-year appointment? Call or email our dental practice in Hermitage and our friendly team will be happy to help in any way they can. Hermitage Dental Group accepts a variety of insurance plans, so we are experienced in helping each of our patients get the most out of their coverage.


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