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7 Ways to Save Money on Dental Appointments 

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Dental appointments are an essential part of maintaining your oral health. But how much does it cost? The average dentist Dee Why appointment can be anywhere from $50 to $250, depending on the type of dental treatment you select as per your requirements. That is a huge expense for something that might break your budget. Therefore, to save money on dental care, follow these seven easy tips mentioned below. 

Tips for Affordable Dental Appointments 

  1. To get the best dental results, it’s vital to maintain good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and floss regularly (or use an electric timer). Avoid sugary foods or drinks that will cause decay from bacteria on their surfaces and dehydration caused by not drinking enough water – this includes coffee.  
  2. Get covered if you can. A significant benefit of dental insurance is that it covers essential procedures like fillings and crowns. This makes it more affordable than going without coverage or paying the total price for top-quality care upfront, when necessary, work needs doing on your teeth in the future. 
  3. If you are uninsured, consider dental savings plans. These are less comprehensive than insurance, but they provide access to an extensive network of dentists who offer discounts up to 50% on services for members – with annual fees ranging from $80-$200 per year.
  4. The best way to avail of affordable dental care is at community health centres or university dental schools. Both provide low-cost services and have staff that are usually students in training supervised by faculty members (unlike private hospitals).
  5. Dental coupons can be an excellent way to save money on your check-up. For example, some dentists offer discounts or free exams if you bring in specific coupons from local newspapers and periodicals like Reader’s Digest, while others mail them out themselves.
  6. Avoiding unnecessary procedures is always a good idea. If you aren’t sure if it’s necessary, then ask your dentist. X-rays are only needed for people who have had their last cavity in two or three years at most – so don’t let fearfulness impede taking care of yourself.
  7. Consult your dentist about a payment plan. The dentist will work with you to provide a dental package that fits your needs and budget. If this is not possible, consider finding another provider who can provide flexible payments and financing options, such as personal loans from payday lenders or credit cards, to avoid late fees.

Bottom Line  

Dental care is a must for a healthy smile. However, dentist appointments can be expensive and challenging to make because of your work schedule and tight budget. Fortunately, some simple ways can help you save money on dentist visits! Some of them are mentioned above. Consider these points and plan your dental visit accordingly.   

Mick Pachollihttp://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.