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Use It or Lose It! Maximize Your Dental Benefit Before The Year-End


Registered on 2018. 10. 16


Your dental benefits reset each year. After December 31, you will lose any unused dental benefits. It means that this is a perfect time of year to take advantage of everything your dental insurance provides especially if you have outstanding treatment. Here are some of the services you may want to receive before December 31st.


Dental Checkup

Most dental insurance companies provide coverage for at least two dental checkups a year. If you haven't received a dental cleaning in the last six months, we strongly recommend that you schedule your appointment with Dr. Frank Esfandiair before the year-end.


Other Treatments

If you need more extensive dental treatments involving multiple visits, the end of the year is the perfect time to get started. This is especially true if you’ve already met your deductible and haven’t hit your annual maximum. Once your deductible is paid, your out-of-pocket expenses can decrease dramatically, making it an ideal situation for larger dental treatments.

If you’re getting close to your annual maximum, your dentist in Thousand Oaks, Dr. Frank Esfandiari can help you create a plan to maximize your benefits by splitting your treatment between this year and next, allowing you to use the benefits you have remaining this year and take advantage of your renewed benefits after the new year.

This approach can help minimize out-of-pocket expenses by using your coverage in an optimal way. And, if you need more assistance with making the costs manageable, we offer financing options like Care Credit that can give you the opportunity to spread out-of-pocket costs over a time period that is manageable for you, sometimes without any interest charges.

After your dentist has reviewed your situation and developed a treatment plan, we can come up with a financial arrangement that allows you to maximize your dental insurance benefits, and achieve optimal oral health and the beautiful smile of your dreams.

Don’t let your 2018 dental benefits go to waste by making sure you use them before December 31. Schedule an appointment today to get started.


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  • Jan 24, 2019

What Is tooth discoloration? Your teeth can become discolored by stains on the surface or by changes in the tooth material. Dentists divide discoloration into three main categories: Extrinsic discoloration : This occurs when the outer layer of the tooth (the enamel) is stained by coffee, wine, cola or other drinks or foods. Smoking also causes extrinsic stains. Intrinsic discoloration : This is when the ...
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  • Jan 16, 2019

You might have already started about your New Year's resolutions for a healthy smile. Maybe it's to save more money, get a better job or lose some weight. Many people set new goals about having a healthy lifestyle in 2019. Whatever your goals might be, it is important to take small steps to achieve them. Consistency is key with any resolution that you make. Your dental health is an important part of your overall w...
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  • Oct 16, 2018

Your dental benefits reset each year. After December 31, you will lose any unused dental benefits. It means that this is a perfect time of year to take advantage of everything your dental insurance provides especially if you have outstanding treatment. Here are some of the services you may want to receive before December 31st. Dental Checkup Most dental insurance companies provide coverage for at least two den...
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  • Oct 16, 2018

What Is It? Periodontitis is a term used to describe a group of conditions that involves inflammation of the gums and other structures that support the teeth. Periodontitis is caused by bacteria found in dental plaque and often, but not always, starts as gingivitis. In trying to eliminate the bacterial infection, your body produces substances that destroy the structures that hold the teeth in the jaw, including ...
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  • May 16, 2018

What is Gum Disease? Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. It is caused by the bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. If not removed through daily brushing and flossing, plaque can build up and the bacteria infect not only your gums and teeth, but eventually the gum tissue and bone that support...
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  • Feb 23, 2018

How can I take care of my toothbrush? To keep your toothbrush and yourself healthy, make sure you let it dry out between uses. Toothbrushes can be breeding grounds for germs, fungus and bacteria, which after a while can build up to significant levels. After using your toothbrush, shake it vigorously under tap water and store it in an upright position so that it can air out. To prevent cold and flu viruses from b...
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  • Nov 29, 2017

Dental implants have been used successfully for many years. Your implant should last for a very long time if you take the following points to heart. Smoking This is one of the greatest risks for implant-related complications. You should therefore try to quit smoking. Oral Hygiene Thoroughly cleaning and caring for the implant during all steps of the treatment is extremely important. Careful attention to your oral hygie...
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Should you have your wisdom teeth removed? image

  • Nov 13, 2017

Jennifer Flach was a college junior when her wisdom teeth started making themselves known. "My other teeth started moving around," she remembers. "The wisdom teeth were pushing out and undoing some of the orthodontic work I had done in high school." At the same time, her brother — who's two years younger and was also in college — had no symptoms. But the family dentist suggested his wisdom teeth should come out ...
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  • Oct 03, 2017

Teeth for a Lifetime Thanks to better at-home care and in-office dental treatments, more people than ever before are keeping their teeth throughout their lives. Although some diseases and conditions can make dental disease and tooth loss more likely, most of us have a good deal of control over whether we keep our teeth into old age. The most important thing you can do to maintain good oral health is to brush...
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  • Sep 05, 2017

Any injury to the gums or teeth can be very painful. In some cases, however, the cause of severe dental pain is not obvious. For example, pain that comes on suddenly may be caused by particles of food that got lodged in a cavity and have started to irritate the nerve inside the tooth. If you lose a filling or a crown, the nerve inside the tooth may be exposed, and you may feel severe pain when air...
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