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Dr Jerry Simon May 14th, 2024

3 Financial Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make!

How to spend less money at the dentist and keep up your dental health


First, Why is dental treatment expensive?
In a nutshell, most of the time dental treatment is expensive is because you did not do it while it was still cheap. This sounds confusing but stay with us.

Cavities start as a small hole in your tooth. You don’t feel anything and don’t even know it is there. Even if you don’t have any dental insurance it might cost you a couple of hundred dollars to fix a small cavity and it is done. Fast and cheap.

BUT if you don’t fix it at that point when it is still cheap, it will get bigger and bigger and eventually need a root canal or a crown. That could cost you thousands of dollars. And that is just one tooth!

The secret to keeping your teeth healthy and controlling the budget is to come to the dentist early and often so you can prevent as many dental problems as possible and fix any that show up while they are still small and cheap to fix.

So here is the plan, step by step:

  1. Keep your dental checkups regularly. The more you go, the less you wind up spending. Most of the time you can catch cavities and gum inflammation early and it does not require very expensive treatment.
  2. Follow the preventive suggestions that we give our patients like using dental floss or a waterpik at home along with a good electric toothbrush. Remember an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
  3. Get a thorough exam and x-rays so you know exactly what repairs are needed and if there is a lot, start with the worst first and follow the plan as time and budget permit.

Here are the financial mistakes you want to avoid:

  1. Don’t skip dental checkups. The longer you wait the bigger the cavities get and the more it costs.
  2. People think that if it isn’t broken you don’t need to fix it, but the problem is, most of the time, you don’t know if there is decay in there.
  3. Don’t wait until you get dental insurance. Whatever it pays is helpful but between the limits, deductibles, and annual maximums waiting will let the cavities and gum problems get more extensive and expensive to fix and your bills will way exceed insurance allowances.

At Dental Care we have financial options, budget plans, and even an in-house plan for people who don’t have dental insurance.

Don’t let financial barriers hold you back from taking care of your dental health. Let us help you find the right solution for your needs. Schedule an appointment with Dental Care Stamford today and take the first step towards dental health and cost control.

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