Seasons come and go. It’s common to say, “Wow, it seems like it was just that time of the year!”

Calendars keep you on-your-toes. That’s important especially when you need a reminder.

Your dental insurance benefits have a calendar cycle. Now’s a good time to be reminded about any coverage you haven’t used.

Is there a downside?

Your insurance cycles annual. That’s only a downside if you arrive at the end of the year and discover that you had coverage you didn’t use.

A standard insurance package, a Health Savings Account (HSA), and a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) are similar in their annual life cycle. You have twelve months to use your allowable benefits for treatment.


It doesn’t matter when you’re reading this. Consider it a heads-up to explore what coverage allowances you have available.

Schedule treatment now. This will help you get the most from your insurance package and reduce your out-of-pocket costs.

Maximum benefit

Your treatment needs and the timing related can vary throughout the year. It’s important to communicate with our Washington D.C. or McLean dental office to determine how much insurance benefit you have available for use.

Preventive dentistry is an excellent place to maximize your unused benefits. For example, you’re provided up to two dental examinations and teeth cleanings per year.

This procedure improves the health of your teeth and gums. It also gives you an advanced notice of any necessary treatment you might need.

You can also reduce your costs on other treatment by using your remaining benefits when applicable. Procedures include dental crowns, dental implants, dental fillings, orthodontics, dental sealants and other general dentistry and restorative dentistry.

Use what's yours. Contact our Washington, DC or McLean dental office about your dental insurance coverage and the treatment you desire or that's pending.