As the end of the year edges closer many of us are getting ready for the holiday season and the busy months ahead. Don’t forget about your teeth. With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner most of us will be indulging in more sweets than normal. This is a good time of the year to make sure you have had your dental check up and cleaning. Insurance will also be getting ready for the New Year. Did you know that each year insurance companies make millions of dollars off patients who forego necessary and preventive dental care? Many individuals who are paying for dental insurance do not realize that their plans provide coverage up to a certain dollar amount annually. Consequently, some patients are not scheduling the dental treatment they need and have the insurance to help cover. Those dollars not being used cannot be carried over year-to-year. The bottom line: what the patient does not use they lose. So while making your list of things to do for the upcoming months, add scheduling your annual visit to your dental care provider.