1001 Medical Plaza Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Woodlands Dental Group

Dental Insurance and End of Year Planning: Maximizing Your Benefits  

added on: October 18, 2023

Many people would be shocked to know how much money is left on the table as millions of Americans don’t fully maximize their benefits. With most plans set to run out by December 31st, it’s important to understand how to take advantage of your dental insurance by the end of the year. Your Woodlands Dental Group encourages patients to check with their dental coverage provider to ensure they’ve met their annual maximum and are not allowing hard-earned dental dollars to go to waste.

How to Make the Most of Your Dental Plan  

Oftentimes, dental insurance plans don’t allow their benefits to roll over into the next year — meaning you either use it or lose it. Some plans have different dates and may end sooner than December 31st, so it’s best to inquire with your employer about your benefit deadline and mark your calendar.  

Taking the best care of your oral health is all about preventative maintenance, which can be achieved with affordable dental insurance. Most dental plans will cover most, if not all, of the costs for two preventative appointments per year. 

If you haven’t scheduled a routine visit with your dentist in the Woodlands, do so before the end of the year to get up-to-date X-rays, an oral exam, and a cleaning. While at your appointment with your Woodlands dentist, ask if there are any recommended treatments that you should look into before the holidays roll around. For the kiddos, the back-to-school appointment is a great time to communicate with your doctor on any specific follow-up appointment recommendations. 

Most common procedures and treatments, such as braces, crowns, fillings, and implants are at least partially covered by dental insurance plans. Avoid being a part of the end-of-year rush and schedule a consultation sooner rather than later. 

Once a treatment plan is in place, you can work out the details with your insurance provider about what is and isn’t covered. This allows you to organize your schedule and tackle things in order of importance. If you’re nearing the end of the year and your deductible has already been met, you have full incentive to take care of any outstanding needs.

Maximizing Your Benefits in The Woodlands  

The Woodlands Dental Group is all about helping you get the most out of your benefits. If you have money left on the table, why not use it? We offer a range of services, from general and preventive dentistry to cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and pediatric dentistry. Our team of doctors is dedicated to providing high-quality care to ensure that your family dental insurance is working hard for you. Insurance can be complicated but your oral health care in The Woodlands, TX doesn’t have to be.