scanning computer working Like so many other things related to insurance, it’s easy to forget you have a balance that you’re free to use—especially when it comes to dental care. Don’t let your dental insurance—or your oral health—go to waste this year!

If it’s been more than six months since your last dental checkup, or if you know you need a little dental work done, use those benefits to your advantage. Your dentist in Scarborough is here to share how you can get the most out of your dental benefits.

Don’t Throw Your Money Out The Window!

It’s almost the holidays, and you’ve paid your insurance premiums all year long. That means you’ve paid your dues to earn your dental benefits. Unused benefits are forfeited, and if you decide you need dental care in January or February, you’ll still have to pay your deductible all over again.  It’s best to get into your nearest dental office as soon as possible.

Your yearly deductible is the amount of money that you must pay to your dentist out of pocket before your insurance company will pay for any services. This fee varies from one plan to another and could be higher if you choose an out-of-network dentist. Your deductible also starts again when your plan rolls over.

Keep Your Oral Health Up to Par!

Have you had your twice-annual oral checkups this year? Most dental insurance plans cover 100 percent of cleanings, checkups and x-rays. That’s because these three things are crucial to maintaining excellent oral hygiene, which is also key to good overall health. You can expect this exceptional care at your preventive appointments:

  1. A complete diagnostic.

Your dentist will use dental x-rays to get the best look at your smile—inside and out. We’re able to share the internal and external structures of each patient’s mouth with a chairside monitor, making it easier to communicate with patients and create a custom treatment plan.

  1. Visual examinations.

Our dentists can recognize dental health problems earlier on than someone with an untrained eye. Your dentist carefully examines each patient’s smile for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, teeth grinding, and oral cancer.

  1. Professional cleanings.

This part of your dental appointment is important because your dentist will remove the plaque and tartar from the most intricate places in your mouth. This significantly reduces your risk for oral and general health problems. We finish off your cleaning with gently polishing and rinsing your teeth and gums.

  1. Custom treatment planning.

Each patient consults with your dentist to review their dental appointment. You will discuss any findings your dentist may have noticed and develop a dental treatment plan personalized just for you.

Yes! All of this is taken care of with your dental insurance!

Don’t Wait, Call Today!

Once you decide to use up the benefits you’ve earned before the end of the year, don’t delay in making your appointment with the dental professionals at White Willow Dental.

About Our Office

Any good dentist knows that the key to a healthy smile is great preventative care. Even the insurance companies know it! That’s why we take pride in offering comprehensive services for our patients that have paid their way to receive coverage. Feel free to call our office to schedule your next appointment before the year is up.