Your Dental Benefits Have Reset. Why & Where to Use Them this New Year

With a new year comes new plans and goals to become a better you! While you might have some resolutions to save money, read more, or finally take that trip you’ve always wanted, odds are at least one of your resolutions has to do with health. 

While signing up for a gym membership is great, it’s important to remember that your health is multifaceted! Everything in your body affects everything else, so it’s important to have a well-rounded plan when it comes to health-related resolutions. One thing a lot of people forget about? Oral health! For most people, January 1st is when their insurance plans reset. Keep reading for all you need to know. 

Utilize Your Dental Benefits in 2023

For starters, it’s important to check with your specific insurance company to see when exactly your plan resets. While most reset at the very start of the New Year, yours might not! If you’re insured through your employer, you can check with them. Otherwise, give your insurance company a call to double check dates. 

Your dental insurance will have an annual maximum, meaning a set amount your plan will cover during a calendar year. The beginning of the year is the perfect time to start investing in your smile and to get the most out of your dental benefits. 

Your insurance deductible is how much you need to pay out of pocket before your plan begins to cover dental treatments. Most plans cover preventive dental care (like teeth cleanings!) in full, but when it comes to restorative and cosmetic dentistry, you may need to meet your deductible first. 

What Counts as Preventive Dental Care?

In addition to teeth cleanings, most dental insurance plans cover oral examinations, X-rays, dental sealants, etc. Getting a regular exam is one of the most important things you can do for your dental health, and most likely not having to pay anything out of pocket for it is just extra incentive! 

Whenever you go in for your six-month cleaning, your dentist is doing a lot more than just removing harmful plaque buildup and polishing your pearly whites—they’re also checking for signs of serious problems like gum disease. By utilizing the dental services your insurance is most likely to cover in full, you can save yourself pain, discomfort, and money down the road by catching potential issues early on. 

Commit to Your Dental Health in 2023

The best time to get healthier is right now! And what better time to set yourself up for success than in the first month of the year? While your health and personal goals are fresh on your mind, go ahead and get those six-month dental check ups scheduled and in your calendar. At LeCroy Dental, we make it easy to set up an appointment. And once you get here, we treat you like family! 

Get in touch with us today to set up your next appointment!