Though it may not seem important, taking advantage of your dental insurance before the year ends can save you money in the long run. Because most insurance companies run off of the calendar year, whatever benefits you haven’t used before midnight December 30 is long gone.
Not comparable to your cell phone minutes, your dental insurance benefits don’t roll over to the new year if you have not used them. You work hard for your benefits, and not taking advantage of them before the year is up can possible leave you wasting hundreds of dollars. If you use your benefits before the New Year, you’ll be able to take advantage of your deductible before it resets. It’ll also give you the ability to use up your annual maximums. Another important reason is to take care of any dental woes before they get any worse! Even though it may seem like a small stain or discomfort now, along the line, it can possibly mean a more extensive procedure.
If you are unsure about what your dental benefits may be or when they expire, ask your employer, or use the company handbook as a reference. Either way, being able to use your dental benefits before the year ends is beneficial for your money, and, more importantly, your teeth.
Elmbrook Family Dental is committed to providing state-of-the art dental care for you and your family from our Brookfield, WI dental office. Call us today to learn more or schedule your next appointment.
Picture this: It’s Friday night, you’re getting ready for a night on the town. You’re hungry so you decide to have a little snack…and all the sudden CRUNCH! That didn’t feel like a peanut! Your tongue starts to explore… there it is! Your molar broke. Maybe you’re in pain, maybe you aren’t…but one thing is for sure, you want this taken care of soon, BEFORE it starts hurting!
Or maybe this: It’s almost Christmas. You’ve still got a lot of shopping to do! You have a tooth that has been giving you grief on and off but nothing that makes you feel like an urgent care to your dentist is in order. So you ignore it, and figure you’ll call when the holiday is over. Christmas day: you wake up and your mouth is throbbing. Lightning bolts are shooting through your jaw and you don’t even want to open your presents! Is it too late?
How about this one: It’s three days before your wedding and you’re in a hurry to get the last minute details together. Your mind is elsewhere and your feet have a mind of their own. You fall and your worst nightmare comes true: you just broke your front tooth. What are you going to do with only 3 days until the wedding!?
Believe it or not, these are all real, true dental emergencies that we have treated at our Brookfield dental office. Our patients know and trust that they can call upon us at any hour of the day or night and we will deliver. New patients have commended us on our quick response and attention to detail when it comes to treating their emergencies. The bottom line is: we are here to help you.
If you find yourself in a dental disaster situation, please do not hesitate to call our office no matter what time of the day or week it is. If we are not in the office, you will find the number of our on-call dentist on our answering machine.
From Milwaukee to Waukesha and everything in between: we are here to help you! Call us today at 262-784-7201.