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4 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Dental Care

November 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smiledmd @ 8:31 am
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These days, it seems like everyone is looking for ways to save money. Dental work is often one cost that people mistakenly cut when trying to slim their budget—however, this is quite unwise! Good oral health means you’re far less likely to encounter serious issues that threaten your smile and overall wellness. Better yet, having a healthy smile can also save you money, especially if you’re diligent about visiting the dentist and utilizing every benefit and financial aid at your disposal. Here are four ways you can easily save money on your dental care that you might not have been aware of.

1. Keep Up with Regular Checkups to Avoid Big Bills in the Future

A lot of people fear going to the dentist not just because they’re anxious about dental work, but they’re also apathetic about needing to pay for expensive treatment. However, it’s worth noting that the more you maintain a regular schedule of checkups and cleanings, the less likely you are to develop poor dental hygiene. And if cavities, gum disease, or other oral issues arise, your dentist will be able to find them and treat them before they can become serious and costly problems.

2. Brush and Floss at Home

Similarly, if you maintain an excellent at-home oral hygiene regimen, you’re far less likely to develop oral health issues that won’t just harm your mouth, but will also make your wallet ache! Be sure that you’re brushing, flossing, and supplementing with an antibacterial mouthwash daily. In addition to this, try to maintain sensible habits including not snacking before bedtime and protecting your teeth with a mouthguard when playing sports.

3. Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits

If you have dental insurance, you should be certain that you’re taking full advantage of your benefits. This includes preventive care like regular checkups and cleanings, but you can also utilize your coverage to pay for treatment that benefits your oral health like crowns or root canals. Since every patient’s smile and insurance benefits differ, it’s always important to consult with your dentist and their team before committing to any type of treatment. This way, you’re certain to be making the most of your plan’s benefits!

4. Take Advantage of Financing

You might also consider taking advantage of dental financing. Options like Wisetack allow you to quickly and easily finance your dental care with little-to-no interest. It’s great for patients without insurance, as well as those who want procedures that aren’t typically covered by insurance, like cosmetic work.

About the Practice

The talented team at Newton Corner Dental Care has proudly served patients and families in the Newton, MA community for several years under the leadership of Dr. Gretchen Anjomi, Dr. Maria Vargas, and Dr. Marcus Cowan. If you have any questions about the blog or you’d like to get in touch with the team to learn how you can save money on your dental care, feel free to contact the practice online or over the phone for assistance. Telephone: (617) 332-6232.

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