Dental health care is a costly business. However, the health of your teeth is top priority, and you should do everything possible to maintain them bright and healthy.
Dental insurance is highly expensive too, but fortunately there are many things you can do to maintain good oral health without worrying that you have to spend a lot of money.
Preventative dental care is the most important
Especially when you cannot afford to have the most expensive dental insurance with the highest coverage, preventative dental care is what you should always think of. For instance, if you have a tiny cavity, go and get a filling…do not wait until that cavity turns into a nasty dental abscess. Then, you will need root canal therapy, and if that fails you will need extraction and a dental crown to replace your tooth. And that will cost you at least $1,500, while a simple cavity filling can cost you even below $100 if you have a dental plan which offers you instant discounts for preventive dental care treatments.
Schedule regular appointments, get those dental X-rays and professional dental cleanings, and then you will not have to worry about unexpected dental complications which require thousands of dollars to get fixed.
Preventative dental care is generally included even in the most basic dental insurance. However, if you consider any type of insurance costly, then you should go with an individual dental plan. Such a plan costs you about $80 to $90 per year, and then you will have access to a wide variety of dental treatments on a discounted price (discounts range from 10% and up 60% and they are offered on the spot- you just need to show your dental card to the dentist!).
Regular dental regimen at home
Needless to say, that in order to maintain good oral health you need to brush, floss and use an antibacterial mouthwash at least twice a day. It is not only dental cavities that you can avoid with these regular dental care practices, but more complex issues such as gingivitis or gum disease which is not even a reversible condition always.
Get rid of the enemies
Well, it is time to become more health-conscious, and so you should give up at least on the following:
-smoking- after years, it can lead even to oral cancer
-sodas- terribly bad for your teeth, because the acids will cause early dental erosion and then your teeth will become sensitive
-Sugar- bad not only for your teeth but for your overall health. Excessive consumption may lead to diabetes, which in turn may cause periodontal disease and then you could lose permanently your teeth
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Contact J.C. Duncan Family Dentistry with any of your oral health concerns.
103 Commerce Center Drive Suite 101
Huntersville, NC 28078 Phone: (704) 948-1300