1) Do your research.
Insurances are scaled to fit most lifestyles, which is a good thing, because what a family of 6 needs in terms of coverage differs greatly from what a single person might need.
Spend some time understanding what your plan covers and what it doesn’t and compare that to what you or your family realistically needs. Keep in mind things like: braces, dental implants, and the health of you and your family’s teeth and gums.
You don’t want to over-buy on dental insurance and waste money, but you don’t want to under-buy either, and wind up paying way more out of pocket than necessary.
Toptenreviews.com illustrates the basic types of plan options available and their benefits: