How To Save Money On Dental Care

Dentist Blog

Medical bills are so expensive and are the leading cause of bankruptcy among Americans. Because of this, it leads a lot of people to cut out some necessary medical expenses, like dental bills. But what if there were some ways that you could save on the overall cost of dental care so that you don't have to be put in a jeopardizing situation? 

Go to a Dental School 

If you live by a dental school or if there is one in close driving distance, then you may want to look into getting your teeth cleaned there. Typically, schools look for dental patients that their students can work on during clinical hours, and they only charge a discounted price. The great thing about having your teeth cleaned at a dental school is that the students will have a supervisor with them at all times to ensure that they are doing everything right; that way, you don't have to worry about an amateur trying to do it. 

Go to a Medicaid Dentist

If you are over the age of 65, are pregnant, disabled, or blind, you may qualify for Medicaid dental coverage. Similar to Medicaid medical care, Medicaid dental care allows you to get your teeth cleaned at either a really affordable price or for free. In addition to offering discounted dental cleanings, they should also all other dental services like x-rays, dental crowns, dental bridges, dentures, and gingivitis care. Depending on the dentist that you go to, they may or may not offer Medicaid, so make sure that you check with them beforehand. 

Take Good Care of Your Teeth

If you really want to save money on dental care, make sure that you are taking every precaution and are taking care of your teeth. Things that you can do include: 

  • Brushing and flossing at least twice a day
  • Using a fluoride toothpaste
  • Avoiding sugary foods
  • Chewing sugar-free gum
  • Avoiding coffee and tea

Ask About In-House Plans

A lot of dental offices will offer in-house dental plans, which include two cleanings a year, free x-rays, and a discount on all other services for just a couple of hundred dollars a month. If you have a dentist that you like and they don't take Medicaid, then this may be a good option for you. 

To learn more about discounted dental services, look more into these options and start calling around in your area to find a Medicaid dentist


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To Tell the Tooth: A Dental Blog

Do you care for your teeth like you should? Most people brush their teeth, but so many people rush through this process and are not as careful as they should be. Still others avoid flossing. A lack of dental care over the years can lead to increased decay. Thankfully, we have dentists who can treat decay with fillings, crowns, and in some cases, root canals. Dentists also provide preventative care. They can clean your teeth and use things like fluoride treatments to strengthen your enamel. The more you know about dental care, the better you'll be able to care for your mouth, so feel free to read some of the articles on this website.