People avoid the dental office for any number of reasons, but generally it all boils down to fear of one thing or another. Most of the time, it is fear of pain, but sometimes fear of embarrassment, fear of getting a lecture, or fear of the cost keep patients away. Today, we want to address the fear of cost, because we know what a reality that is for patients all over the country!
All medical care comes with a cost, and it can be difficult to figure out how to fit medical care costs into an already tight budget. Even middle-class families struggle with medical costs! It can seem like a good idea to knock the dentist out of budget and just wait to go when you really “need” to go. Unfortunately, you will end up spending much more money this way! A routine dental cleaning and exam will save you money by catching problems early and keeping your teeth healthier.
“An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure.” – Benjamin Franklin
We love this quote by Mr. Franklin because it applies 100% to dental care! Regular cleanings remove plaque buildup that would cause you to damage your teeth. Cleanings also remove any gingivitis that might be starting, which will prevent the advancement of gum disease. If there is a more serious problem, we can catch it early and have an easier time treating it, saving you money!
We are here to help our patients figure out their finances by helping with insurance forms and offering financial payment plans. There is always a way to get the dental work you need, and paying a little bit twice a year beats paying a whole lot when your dental health goes down the tubes. Contact us today to set up that appointment, and ask us how we can help you maintain your dental health on a budget!