Why You Should Use Your Dental Benefits Before 2022

November 4, 2021

2022 is approaching quickly, so it's time to think about your health benefit plan. Do your dental benefits run from January to December? Have you made the most out of your dental insurance? With the new year a few weeks away, it's time to use any remaining dental benefits.

Most insurance companies in Canada restart their benefits amount in January, which means any leftover money from the previous year will be gone. Your dental benefits should cover specific issues relating to your teeth and gums, including checkups and cleanings, preventative treatments, restorative procedures and oral surgeries. 

While not all dental procedures are covered, health benefit plans can keep you from spending thousands on your dental treatment. It's always good to contact your insurance company to determine what's included in your dental coverage before coming into your appointment. 

Why should you use your dental benefits before the new year? Here are some reasons:

Maximize Your Benefits Plan

Most companies restart their benefits plans on January 1, so you may lose a large amount of money you've put towards your benefits all year. Use all your benefits before year-end to ensure you're not wasting any money or end up going into 2022 with an avoidable dental problem. Even if you don't require any treatment, make sure to come in and visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings to protect your teeth.

Dental Issues Worsen Overtime

If left untreated, dental problems can lead to other health problems. Regularly investing in your teeth for checkups and cleanings can help prevent small problems from turning into big, expensive and painful problems.

No matter how thorough and meticulous you are when caring for your teeth, plaque can still build up over time and harden into tartar. This causes problems like gum disease, cavities, and bad breath.

Don't waste your benefits. Schedule your and your family's dental appointment with Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre today. We're located in the strip mall at the northwest corner of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Regent Avenue. New patients are welcome!