Tips for Saving on Dental Appointments and Procedures

Tuesday, December 29, 2020, 6:00 PM | Leave Comment

We all need to visit the dentist a couple of times a year to ensure that we keep our teeth healthy and address any problems when they are small.

Unfortunately, not all insurance plans cover dental.

Here are some great tips that you can implement to save yourself a ton on dental procedures and appointments.

Tips for Saving on Dental Appointments and Procedures

  1. Consider an Independent Dental Plan

    While your employer may not offer dental coverage, you can still get your own dental insurance plan. Unlike other forms of health insurance, dental coverage is still fairly affordable for most people. It’s a good idea to sit down and consider the amount of money it costs you to pay cash for bi-annual cleanings. Then, compare this to the cost of a dental insurance policy. You want to make sure that the cost of dental insurance is worth it in a financial sense.

  2. Pay with Cash

    You may be surprised to discover that some places will charge you less if you pay in all cash. Cash doesn’t require any sort of processing fee from a credit card processor. For this benefit, dentists may offer you a 5 or even 10 percent discount on your services. It pays to ask your provider if they offer a cash discount and prepare by bringing the necessary cash to your appointment.

  3. See What Special Offers or Discounts Your Dentist Offers

    It’s not uncommon for dentists to offer specialized discount offers to clients during their slow times of the year. This is usually done to drum up necessary business. You can take advantage of these discounted offers by waiting to get bi-annual cleanings or waiting to undergo a specific dental procedure until the promotion period rolls around.

  4. Practice Good Oral Health Habits

    When it comes to saving yourself a bundle on dental procedures, the best way is to prevent your teeth from ever needing a procedure in the first place. You can do this by practicing good oral health habits. Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Try to brush your teeth after meals if possible, to remove unwanted debris from the surface of your teeth. Make sure that you floss regularly and don’t use your teeth to open bottles.

Dental appointments and procedures can be costly. Unfortunately, many times people don’t realize that they can save themselves a lot of money in the process. The above are four great tactics that you can implement to ensure that you save yourself some green at your next dental appointment.

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Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at or Twitter @BrookeChaplan

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