According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 100 million Americans do not have dental insurance. If you are one, you may be looking for ways to save money on dental care. Even if you have dental insurance, you may be facing procedures or treatment that are expensive. Consider the following tips for saving.
Don’t Skip Preventative Care
Even if you don’t have dental insurance that covers cleanings, it is still worthwhile to visit the dentist regularly. Paying for cleanings now can save you a significant amount of money in the future. During your cleaning or check-up, we may catch a problem while it is still small and easily treatable. If you wait, the fix may be significantly more intense and costly.
Take Care at Home Too
It is also important to make sure you are doing a good job taking care of your teeth at home. Be sure to brush and floss regularly. Avoid sugary foods and drinks. These steps will help you avoid getting cavities and other dental issues.
Use Our Dental Savers Plan
Our Dental Savers Plan isn’t insurance, but we provide packages for families and individuals that will reduce the cost of your dental care. There are no co-pays, deductibles, or renewal fees. You simply pay an annual fee, and included in this annual fee you receive an annual exam with X-rays and a regular cleaning for only $60. For more in-depth dental work, we have many savings on our Dental Savers Plan.
Use a Financing Plan
If a major procedure is required, use financing for your healthcare using CareCredit. We accept CareCredit at Carolina Smile Family Dentistry, which can make an unaffordable dental procedure affordable for your family. CareCredit will break up your costs into manageable monthly payments with no interest for somewhere between 6-24 months, depending on what you qualify for.
Oral health is important for overall health. Utilizing the above tips will help save money so your dental care is affordable. Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry provides many affordable options to help pay for your dental care, make an appointment today to find out how we can get you and your family a healthy smile!
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