The end of 2016 is almost upon us. So what does that mean? Let’s see, well, it’s probably time to start thinking about that Christmas gift list. Besides that you should also make sure that you’ve used every last dollar of your dental insurance benefits. If not, then now is the time to schedule dental checkups and other treatments with your Las Cruces dentist, Dr. Ray or Dr. Natalie. All of us at Painted Skies Dental Center want you to make the most of your dental insurance so you and your family receive the gift of a healthy and happy smile.
Use It or Lose It
The saying may be cliché, but it is nevertheless true: if you don’t use your dental insurance benefits then you will lose them. Regardless of who your carrier is and what type of plan you have, one thing is certain—those benefits will expire with the end of the year. Therefore, if you have dental insurance then it is in the best interest of your dental and oral health to use them now before they run out. After all, you had to pay for your dental insurance, so why not use all of those benefits?
Dental Insurance Defined
Dental insurance not the same as medical insurance for one important reason: the two fields have a basic difference. Whereas medicine is mostly reactionary, dentistry is preventive. Let’s look at an example. Say you daughter comes down with a fever and bad sore throat. You take her to the pediatrician and with one throat swab you find out that she has strep throat. The doctor prescribes a common antibiotic and in no time your child is feeling much better.
Of course, as a parent, you try to keep your child from becoming ill, but the truth of the matter is you can’t actually prevent strep throat or any other childhood illness. You can, however, prevent many dental and oral health problems simply by seeing Drs. Ray and Natalie. With regular dental checkups, we can often spot trouble before it gets out of hand and requires invasive treatment. This is the reason dental insurance expires: like anything else in life, if you know you have a deadline then you are more likely to get the job done! In this case, that job is scheduling dental cleanings, exams and other services you need during the year.
Call Your Las Cruces Dentist Today
If you need to schedule a dental checkup or any other procedure before the end of the year, then contact Painted Skies Dental Center today.