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Dr. Na Xu
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Preventative Dental Care Can Save You Money

Posted on 12/23/2015 by Na Xu
An elderly woman receiving a dental examination.If you've thought about the benefits of preventative dental care, you probably realize that seeing your dentist regularly can detect a small problem before it becomes a major issue. However, have you ever considered that preventative dental care can actually save money?

In fact, every dollar that you're spending on preventative care will save you money later on, as you will be less likely to need an emergency procedure or restorative care. By seeing your dentist regularly, your teeth and gums will stay healthy, allowing you to avoid expensive treatments in the future.

Tips to Save on Dental Costs

There are several strategies that you can follow to keep your mouth healthy while also saving on dental costs:

•  Schedule regular dental visits. By seeing your dentist every six months, you'll make sure that problems are corrected before they can become more serious.
•  Contact your dental insurance company. It is important to understand what your plan covers before you seek out treatment. Most insurance plans will cover preventative care, because like you, they realize that investing in preventative care will prevent more costly future procedures. You should also be sure to choose a dentist that belongs to your network.
•  Be proactive with your dental health care. If you have concerns about your teeth, tell your dentist about them, and ask questions about how to care for your teeth. You should also be sure that you fully understand the treatment options that your dentist recommends.
•  Quit smoking. Giving up smoking will not only save you money on future dental costs, as smoking can cause a variety of oral health problems, but giving up the expense of cigarettes will put additional dollars in your pocket.

Do you have additional questions about preventative dental care and how it can benefit your oral health? Contact our office today!

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