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If your employer offers dental benefits, we have some advice: use them! It’s important to take advantage of the services covered, especially if you’re contributing to the cost of the plan. There are many benefits of having dental insurance:

Use It or Lose It

Your dental benefits expire each year, which is why you go through open enrollment annually. Benefits like cleanings and X-rays, expire at the end of each plan year. Unlike some employer benefits, dental benefits don’t roll over into next year. Refer to your annual maximum to see where you land in utilizing your dental benefits. 

Make a dental appointment today and get those pearly whites checked and cleaned. It’s good for your smile and your overall health! Visit our website to  find a participating Delta Dental dentist near you. It should be easy, since 98% of all South Dakota dentists are in our network!

Preventive Care 

Dental benefits are focused on preventive care to keep you healthy. That’s why most plans cover most or all of your preventive services, which include cleanings and X-rays.

Cleanings help prevent tooth decay by providing a deeper cleaning than a toothbrush. Your regular cleanings and exams are an important time for your dentist to check up on and fix any issues before they become worse. 

Using your employer-provided dental benefits and visiting the dentist for preventive care means you spend less time on more painful and expensive procedures and doing more of what you  love.

The benefits of having dental insurance impact your health and your wallet. Your employer provides them. You pay for them. You should be using them! 

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