Tips For Affordable Dental Care

Difficult economic times can cause people to neglect their medical and dental health care needs.

If you’re not sure how to afford dental health care for yourself or your family, there are several options available. Check out the tips below so you won’t have to sacrifice your oral health.

Tips for affording dental care:

  • Each week, put money aside in a separate account for your dental needs. Even starting with $5 a week adds up over time. If you find you need a dental procedure, you’ll have a good portion of money set aside so you won’t need to delay getting the procedure done.
  • Some employers offer dental insurance as part of their company benefits package. Check with your employer and review the package as it may offer useful options for you and your family..
  • Care Credit (a health care financing credit card). You can apply for the card by visiting the website at www.CareCredit.com. This is the only payment plan endorsed by the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Business Resources.
  • To avoid future dental procedures and dental problems the ADA recommends a dental cleaning and checkup every 6 months. Usually when you visit the dentist for regular cleanings you’re given a toothbrush and sometimes dental floss. This not only saves money, but using them as a preventative option gives you better oral hygiene meaning fewer dental emergencies.
  • Talk to your dentist about dental treatment options and what you can afford. Your dentist will recommend the best solution and suggest payment options because nothing should get in the way of your dental health and a beautiful, healthy smile.

Try to maintain a regular schedule of seeing your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and check up because the best way to avoid expensive dental treatments is to look after your teeth!

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