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Dental Insurance Benefits: Use Them or Lose Them Marietta, GA

Dental Insurance Benefits: Use Them or Lose Them

Dental Insurance Form Marietta GA

The end of the year is quickly drawing closer. While we know you have shopping, parties and other holiday obligations filling your calendar during the last two months of 2018, don’t forget to leave some time for your routine dental exam. If you have dental insurance coverage, you likely have two covered visits per calendar year (or every 6 months). If you haven’t seen the dentist twice in 2018, it is important that you take advantage of your dental insurance benefits and schedule that appointment sooner rather than later.

Don’t Waste Money

You’ve already paid for your dental insurance plan. If you fail to use your benefits this year, you are essentially throwing money away. If you have a large family who neglected to attend two preventative visits this year, you’ve wasted even more money. Your dental insurance benefits don’t roll over into the next year. They reset each year on January 1st. So go ahead and get on the books at your dental office before December 31st. It is best to call soon if you want to schedule multiple family members on the same day.

Get Needed Dental Work Before Your Deductible Resets

Your deductible is the amount of money you pay out of pocket before your insurance policy will kick in and cover your dental work. This fee varies between specific plans and insurance companies. However, all deductibles end when the calendar year is complete. If you have used some or a good portion of your dental insurance benefits this year and you (or a family member) still needs some dental work – such as a crown, filling or root canal – now is the time to do it so that your insurance company can help you pay for it. If you wait until 2019 to schedule your needed dental services, your deductible has reset and you’re back to square one.

There’s a Reason Your Dental Plan Covers Two Visits Per Year

Dental insurance plans follow what the American Academy of Dentistry recommends for optimal oral health – which is a dental exam and professional cleaning every six months. These visits are critical to not only rid your teeth of stains, plaque and bacteria that cause decay and gum disease, but also to detect dental problems at their earliest, most treatable stage. In other words, your dentist may be able to diagnose early gum disease and suggest a more diligent oral hygiene routine if you are on time with your routine dental visits. Patients who avoid or skip these appointments may suffer from more advanced gum disease and need more invasive treatment to rectify the condition – which in turn leads to more expense!

Have you maximized your family dental insurance benefits this year? It is not too late. Call Gilreath Dental Associates today to schedule your appointment before 2019 begins. We proudly accept most major dental insurance carriers.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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