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Maximizing Your Smile: Using Your Benefits in the New Year

January 16, 2024

As we bring in a new year, it’s not just a time for resolutions and fresh starts, it’s also an ideal moment to maximize your dental benefits. Many dental insurance plans operate on a calendar year, resetting annually. In this blog post, we’ll guide you on how to make the most of your dental benefits in the new year.


Your Benefits


  1. Understanding Annual Renewals: Dental benefits typically reset at the beginning of the calendar year. This means that any unused benefits from the previous year may not carry over. To ensure you get the most value from your plan, it’s essential to understand the renewal cycle and act promptly.
  2. Schedule Regular Check-ups: Regular dental check-ups are the foundation of maintaining good oral health. By scheduling your routine cleanings and examinations early in the year, you not only stay proactive about your dental health but also utilize your benefits to cover preventive services.
  3. Maximize Preventive Care: Prevention is key to avoiding more significant dental issues down the road. Take advantage of covered preventive services such as cleanings, X-rays, and fluoride treatments. These services are not only beneficial for your oral health but are often fully covered by your insurance.
  4. Complete Outstanding Treatments: If you’ve been postponing necessary dental treatments, now is the time to address them. Whether it’s a dental filling, crown, or other procedures recommended by your dentist, completing these treatments early in the year ensures you make the most of your benefits before potential changes in coverage.
  5. Budgeting for Major Procedures: If you anticipate needing more extensive dental work, such as crowns or bridges, consider planning these procedures strategically. By spreading them across multiple benefit cycles, you can optimize coverage and manage out-of-pocket costs more effectively.



Taking care of your oral health is a year-round commitment, and the beginning of the year is a great time to prioritize it. By understanding your dental benefits, scheduling timely appointments, and being proactive about your oral health, you can ensure a confident and healthy smile throughout the year. If you have any questions or need assistance in planning your dental care, don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated team. Here’s to a year filled with bright smiles and optimal oral health!

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