We all know too well (unfortunately) how pricey going to the dentist can be. Even a routine cleaning can leave your wallet looking like a sad face emoji In reality, the cost tends to make people avoid the dentist, which is the exact opposite of what we should do. While being true that dental care is expensive, if you are going to spend money on something, it might as well be your health! On the positive side, we are here to offer you a few ways to save on all of your dental needs, while still receiving top notch care on your choppers!
First off, and most importantly, do not skip out on your daily routine of brushing twice a day and flossing. The more you prevent problems from happening, the less dental work and money to fix them. Do not only visit the dentist, become best friends with the dentist! They are there to help you! Treat your oral hygiene as if it is your car. Let me rephrase that… treat your oral hygiene as if it is a well taken care of car, with all the car washes, oil changes and care needed to keep it running forever.
Second, and we are saying this as your friends that want you to save and be healthy (not because we offer it, we promise!), get a dental discount plan! Our plans are going to help you receive a 20% to 60% discount on ALL your dental procedures. Our networks include accredited General Dentists and Specialists, and guess what, there is no paperwork or forms to file. You can use the plan as often as you want to. There are no maximums, limitations or exclusions. Also, unlike insurance, discount plans will help you immediately with all of your dental needs. It is a no brainer!
Last but not least, do not be afraid to talk, ask and keep track of your dentists. One thing you could ask is if there is any sort of discount they can offer on top of your dental discount plan (such as a military or senior discount… heck, even ask if there is a pay all at once discount… like we said, it can’t hurt to mention it). Another thing you could talk to them about is the necessity of all procedures. Make sure you absolutely need everything they have mentioned (if they are trying to upsell you on any procedures, that is probably not the right dentist for you). And keep track of their work… if they did procedures on you and you signed off on only certain procedures, and all of a sudden there is more on your bill, you now will have proof of a breach in your agreement!
http://frugalliving.about.com/od/beautyhealthcare/tp/Save-Money-On-Dental-Care.htm (accessed 9/25/2015).