As we enter into the back end of the year, next year is already on everyone’s mind, it’s time to reflect, reset, and take stock of our dental health. Most of us may not be aware that our dental benefits under our health insurance schemes reset at the end of every year. If you don’t use these benefits, they’ll expire, so why not use them? If you’ve been paying your health insurance but haven’t used the dental benefits, this is your gentle reminder not to let them go unused.

If you’re residing in Shepparton and the surrounding regions, such as Echuca, Cobram, and Benalla you should visit our dental clinic, Shepparton Dentist. Dr. Kedar Samant, your trusted Shepparton dentist, has been serving the community for over 20 years. As a member of the community deeply engrained within it he is fully committed to providing the best quality dental care available for all his patients. 

The Importance of Biannual Dental Check-ups

Firstly, why is it crucial to have not one, but two dental check-ups a year? The reason is simple. Our baby teeth might fall off by the time we’re twelve, but our adult teeth are here to stay. Maintaining these precious assets through regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings is essential. Regular dental visits ensure early identification and resolution of potential issues, preventing them from escalating into more severe and costly problems.

Health insurance providers allocate benefits for two check-ups and cleanings annually because they understand the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene. It’s a preventive measure that not only benefits us but also saves the insurance providers from shelling out more for complex treatments.

Biannual Dental Check-ups

Why You Should Take Advantage of Your Dental Benefits

Making use of your dental benefits before the year ends is crucial for several reasons. 

  1. The yearly maximum set by your insurance plan does not roll over: unused benefits are lost with the calendar’s turn
  1. The deductible resets every year: the amount you pay out of pocket before insurance coverage begins, resets with the new year, and utilising your benefits is particularly important if you pay monthly dental insurance premiums.
  1. Taking advantage of potential health insurance cost increases: taking advantage of your benefits before potential fee increases at the start of the year can save you money. 

With Dr Kedar Samant, your Shepparton Dentist, you are assured of receiving high-quality and compassionate care, tailored to meet your needs, while making the most of your dental benefits.

Actionable Steps for Optimal Oral Health

Now, how can we ensure we’re making the most of our dental benefits? Here are a few actionable steps:

In the essence of maintaining good oral health, we should also be proactive about any recommended treatments. If your dentist has suggested any procedures, now is the perfect time to utilise your benefits before they run out.

Optimal Oral Health

Choosing the Right Dental Clinic: Convenience & Quality

Navigating through the end-of-year rush can be challenging, but ensuring you utilise your dental benefits is a step towards prioritising your health. Contact your health insurance provider to understand your entitlements and make the most of your benefits before they potentially expire.

Moreover, it’s not just about using the benefits but also about where you use them. Why drive all the way to Melbourne when you have Dr Kedar’s dental care right here in Shepparton? As a preferred provider for BUPA, HCF, and CBHS, Dr Kedar’s clinic offers a range of treatments, ensuring you receive comprehensive care without the hassle of travelling long distances.

Enter the New Year with a Healthy Smile

As the year draws ever closer to its end, it’s not just a time for festivities but also a time for reflection and action regarding our health. Dr Kedar Samant and his team at Shepparton Dentist are here to assist you in achieving the best version of your oral health, making your dental journey comfortable and reassuring.

Ready to book your appointment and make the most of your dental benefits? Call us on (03) 4233 4355, book through our website or visit our clinic in Shepparton. We’re here to ensure that you enter the new year with a healthy smile and no regrets about unused benefits.

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