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When Is The Best Time To Visit The Dentist?

Is there a best time to visit the dentist? Obviously, you should visit the dentist whenever you need a teeth cleaning, or if you have a dental emergency. But are certain times of year better than others to schedule your 6-month checkups?

The answer is “yes!” Read on, and learn more about the best time to visit Carmel Mountain Dental Care.

The Spring And The Fall – The Best Times To Visit The Dentist

That’s right! If you schedule your regular 6-month dentist appointments for the spring and the fall, you’ll enjoy a number of benefits. The primary advantage of visiting the dentist during the spring and fall has to do with how most dental benefit plans work.

Most dental plans run throughout the entire calendar year. If you don’t use up all of your benefits before December 31, they won’t roll over. Essentially, you’ll just lose money. By visiting the dentist in both the spring and the fall, you can ensure you’re getting the most out of your dental benefits. Waiting until November and December will greatly increase the chance of your benefits going unused. Many patients will procrastinate and attempt to use up their benefits at the end of the year, but due to the holiday season appointment times are very limited. For many dental offices, December appointment times may be over 90% filled by the beginning of November so waiting is never a good idea.

Another factor to consider is your deductible. This is the amount of money you must spend “out-of-pocket” each year in order for your dental plan to kick in. The sooner you hit your deductible each year, the sooner you can start using up your dental benefits.

When you get your regular oral exams and teeth cleanings in the spring and fall, you ensure that you have enough time left in the year to take full advantage of your benefits.

For example, if you find out you have a cavity in September, you’ll still have ample time to get it filled before the end of the year. If you had your exam in December, however, you may risk losing out on your remaining benefits for the year as schedules are tight during the holidays.

Learn More About Becoming A New Patient Today!

Interested in becoming a patient at Carmel Mountain Dental Care? Great! We serve Rancho Peñasquitos and all of the surrounding areas, including Del Sur, Carmel Valley, Rancho Bernardo, and Poway!

Now is the perfect time to get started by coming in for an oral exam and a teeth cleaning. Best of all, we offer a variety of new patient specials at our office in 4S Ranch!

Our most popular special is our $150 New Patient Special. For just $150, you get a comprehensive oral exam, teeth cleaning, x-rays, and a customized treatment plan to help you take control of your oral health. We also offer $500 off Invisalign for new patients, or a totally FREE at-home teeth whitening kit. Take a look at our finance information page now to learn more about the dental plans we accept, as well as our Quality Dental Plan (QDP) membership.

Get The Treatment You Need, When You Need It!

We are proud to serve Rancho Peñasquitos, Poway, and all of the surrounding areas with fantastic preventive dental care. Dr. H. Jonathan Lee and Dr. Marie Ann Moeckel believe in the power of prevention, so we’re an ideal choice for your next dental visit in San Diego.

Take advantage of your dental PPO plan now by scheduling your next appointment today. Contact us now at (858) 484-4880, or visit our office in Rancho Peñasquitos at 9310 Carmel Mountain Rd, Ste A San Diego, California 92129.

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