Most of us have experienced an expensive trip to the dentist. While we can’t take away the sting of expensive dental work, this post will give you some tips on how you can save on your dental care.
We all need to have dental care to take care of our teeth, but it can be costly even if you have insurance. The average dental plan only covers 50% of major procedures such as crowns, root canals, or bridges. Here are four ways you can save money on your dental care.
Don’t just automatically assume that having dental insurance is going to be the cheapest route. The average dental plan for a family is $97 a month. So you will want to review your past and future dental procedures to make sure this is cost effective because if you are only having routine cleaning then the out of pocket may be cheaper than what you pay for the insurance annually.
If you do not have dental coverage don’t skip the routine cleanings because this can prevent the need for other major work such as root canals.
If you do have a need for a big procedure then you can look into a dental discount program. Such programs can save you up to 60% off your bill but just do your research to make sure its accepted by your dentist and that its cost effective.
If you do have insurance but have maxed out your benefits then just ask your dentist for temporary fixes till your benefit renews the next year.
I hope this will help you save some money in the coming year and if anyone has any other tips please share them with us.