November 30, 2017
Regular visits to the dentist are crucial for your lasting oral health — even when you don’t think you necessarily “need” to, like for an aching tooth or other dental problem. Unfortunately, many people think feel like they just can’t fit a preventive dental appointment into the budget. The truth is, though, that putting in a little effort to make dentistry more affordable will benefit your oral and overall health in the long run by helping you avoid the need for costly, complex care later on.
In this blog post, we’re shining the spotlight on certain techniques that can help you make a visit to the dentist more affordable. Because high quality dentistry should fit squarely within any budget!
Maximizing Your Insurance Benefits
Many adults let valuable dental insurance benefits slip away each year simply because they aren’t aware of what they’re covered for. If you pay for an insurance plan, don’t let it go to waste! With dental insurance, you are eligible for two checkups and cleanings per year with X-rays absolutely free. Additional preventive treatments like dental sealants and fluoride treatments may be covered, too.
Get in touch with your dentist’s office to discuss your particular plan and how you can make the most out of the benefits you are owed.
What if you don’t have insurance? Or what if you do, but you need an advanced dental procedure or cosmetic treatment that isn’t covered by your plan? Financing options are available with CareCredit. It works like a credit card that you use to pay for the treatments you need at the pace that suits you and your budget. Many families and individuals are approved for CareCredit — apply now to find out if you are today.
Save Over Time With Prevention
It’s easier to keep a problem from occurring in the first place than it is to fix it once it’s happened. And when it comes to your oral health, prevention can also help you save serious money over time. When you visit the dentist every six months as recommended, small problems are detected and resolved before they become major issues that are costly to fix.
Patients of all ages should visit the dentist at least every six months for optimal oral health. Remember that if you have dental insurance, these visits should come at no cost to you. And, even if you aren’t covered by an insurance plan, you may still end up saving in the long run by just paying out of pocket for preventive care.
With that in mind, when was your last visit to the dentist? If it’s been more than six months, you’re overdue for preventive care. Contact your dentist and schedule an appointment — knowing these tips will help to make sure it’s more affordable than ever!
About the Author
Dr. Robert V. Hughes is a general dentist providing comprehensive dentistry services to patients in and around Ardmore, OK. To learn more about the “dentist near me” you’re searching for, or to schedule an appointment, you are invited to contact the office at 580-223-3838.
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