Friday, August 28, 2015

Have Healthy Teeth and an Equally Healthy Wallet

Are your regular trips to the dentist becoming a heavy burden for your wallet? Save money on your next dental trip with these following tips:

1. Find Discount Plans

GMS Dental Centers CEO Grant Sadler says discount dental plans are very effective, and depending on the services provided, it could even be better than insurance. There are no annual limits, and exclusions differ from one plan to another.

2. Get Routine Dental Checkups

This may sound ironic, but having regular visit to your dentist can help you save money. Dental Care Alliance chief dental officer Keith Labou explains that going for routine checkups gives dentists the opportunity to make early diagnoses, thus making it less pricey compared to after the condition has worsened. More serious dental problems become more complex procedures which translate to more costs.

3. Ask Your Dentist for Deals

Asking your dentist if they have any discount deals wouldn’t hurt. For some clinics, they experience slow times of the week or month where they offer discounted fees to help fill empty space.

4. Take Care of Your Teeth

If you really want to cut down on your dental costs, invest time and effort in taking care of your teeth and gums. Brush every after meal or at least twice a day, floss regularly, switch out your toothbrush every three to four months, and stay away from food and drinks that are damage your teeth. These good habits will eventually pay off, saving you less time on the dentist’s chair.

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