Friday, December 11, 2015

Don't Waste Your Insurance Benefits

This is perhaps my shortest blog ever. The objective of this blog is to help you not waste your insurance benefits.

Every year there is a mad rush in December to get to the dentist. The reason for this is that everyone wants to use up their insurance benefits. Any unused benefits are simply wasted. Don't throw money away! This isn't much different from unused phone minutes.

The problem is that some people will wait until the very end and may be unable to get in since everyone else is thinking the same thing. Dentists only have the ability to work on one patient at a time and can only see a limited number. Therefore, at the end of the year there are many people that are left unserved.

A better strategy is to use up your benefits as early in the year as possible. This is true not only from a benefits perspective, but if you address your dental needs earlier rather than later, you may very well avoid more extensive and expensive procedures.

There are still a few weeks left in the year. If your goal is to use your 2015 benefits, don't hesitate making an appointment. Many dentists will expand their hours to accommodate the rush.

Dr. Cisneros maintains a practice in Freeburg and Columbia, IL. Both are in the Greater St Louis, MO area. For more information on a wide variety of subjects, please visit

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