Are dental benefits really worth the investment during the holidays?
The end of the year is literally days away, and amidst the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and gatherings, scheduling a dentist appointment may not be at the top of your to-do list. Here’s why it should be.
Two words: Dental Benefits. Did you know millions of dollars in dental benefits go unused every year? Many dental plans provide coverage up to a certain dollar amount annually. Those disappear as of January 1. And it’s not like insurance companies are anxious to alert you about these unused funds. In a sense, they’re counting on you not to use the benefits you pay a premium to secure.
Busyness, whether due to holiday shopping or just life in general, is one reason people don’t use their benefits. Another is that so many people don’t fully understand their coverage. It’s worth taking a few minutes to call your plan representative to learn. Smile Generation-trusted offices also have a full-time, trained Benefits Coordinator who can help with this, too.
Many people believe they already have good oral health. And they may. But gum (periodontal) disease can be present for a long time without your even being aware of it. In fact, more than 47% of U.S. adults have periodontal disease. Beyond concern for your smile, research shows a strong connection between periodontal disease and other chronic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease and more.
Your health matters. Your time matters. Your finances matter. Your family matters. You matter. So use your dental benefits. Schedule an appointment with a Smile Generation-trusted dentist today. And have a happy, healthier holiday.