There is no doubt about it, dental care is expensive. For some, the expense is a deterrent or at least a really good reason for putting it off. So although postponing going to the dentist seems like a good idea financially, there is a downside. Teeth are the only tissue in our body that do not heal themselves, it’s best to take care of our teeth acting preventatively when we can. When dental needs get ignored you put yourself at risk for larger problems often resulting in a much more costly situation.
Relying on dental insurance to lighten the financial load of seeing a dentist is a beautiful thing, but it does not pay for everything. It’s best to think of it as adjunct service or like dental coupons, it usually won’t cover all your dental expenses but it will certainly help. When looking into coverage, make sure to do your research, here are a few things you should know.
I have many patients who are currently correcting their misaligned teeth or are interested in correcting their misaligned teeth. They want straighter teeth for aesthetics mostly, but when teeth are straight, they are easier to keep clean and help optimize facial structure and chewing habits. As a hygienist I completely support orthodontic work for all […]Read More
It’s not unusual for dental patients to need treatment beyond the scope of practice offered by a general dentist. A general dentist does many things but are not typically specialized in oral surgery, periodontics or endodontics (root canals). When a patient needs specialized care, dental offices usually refer the patient to another office for their dental disease. Lately, […]Read More