Take Advantage of Your Dental Benefits Before the Year is Over!

With 2019 quickly coming to an end, it is a good time of year to contact your dental insurance provider to see what benefits you have already used and what you still have available this year.  Why not contact Lasting Smiles of Bethlehem to schedule any needed dental work before your deductible starts over in 2020?


Typically, preventative procedures and routine dental visits are covered throughout the calendar year by your dental insurance.  It is worth looking into if more cosmetic procedures, like teeth whitening, veneers or braces are also covered under your plan.

Dental offices have a common saying around this time of year: “Use it or lose it!”  Most dental insurance companies set a yearly maximum amount, that if not used by the end of the benefit period, will not roll over to the next year and will be lost by the insured. This can be a potential loss of up to thousands of unused dollars toward dental treatment. Why not take advantage of those benefits you earned this year and “cash in” on them with needed dental work for you or your family?  Don’t need any specific dental work done?  Then perhaps consider treating yourself to treatments you wouldn’t typically budget for, like teeth whitening or veneers.  Even if you don’t have official dental insurance, you may as well use up any remaining funds in your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) before they disappear.

Perhaps you want to brighten your smile for the holidays.  Teeth whitening is a great option for patients who not only desire shiny pearly whites, but also for people who would like to use up their HSA or FSA funds before they disappear on December 31st.  Let Lasting Smiles of Bethlehem help you ring in the New Year with a freshened up smile!  Our staff can give your teeth a color makeover, making them four to eight shades lighter than they are now.  Through the use of teeth whitening gels, stains caused by smoking, alcohol, coffee and other stain-inducing foods can be cleared away from the deep grooves of your teeth.  If you have extra funds available to you in the remaining months of 2019, why not treat yourself?  You deserve it!

With insurance these days, you can never guarantee how long benefits will be around or even if you’ll have them the following year.  When it comes to dental and vision coverage, they are usually the first benefits to go when employers are trying to cut costs.  Rates also typically increase at the beginning of a new year due to the cost of living, equipment and materials inflating.  So, if you have the funds available in your policy today, take advantage of them!  As we say around here – “Use it or lose it.”

Lasting Smiles of Bethlehem offers a variety of dental services and treatments available to you and your family.  Whether you’re looking for a new family-friendly dentist in the Bethlehem, PA region to perform routine procedures and dental exams or are interested in hearing more about the other services we offer, give us a call!

Be sure to reach out to your dental insurance provider to see what benefits you have and have not used so far in 2019.  We would be happy to help you decipher what procedures you can take advantage of getting done in these final months of the year.  Contact Lasting Smiles of Bethlehem today at (610) 861-0777 to help you and your family achieve your healthiest and brightest smiles!

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