As a dentist and a dad, I firmly believe that quality dental care should be accessible to everyone. Most people are aware of the benefits of good dental habits on overall health. Keeping your teeth in top shape will benefit you as you age and can eliminate the risk of oral infection that can lead to a variety of wide-ranging health problems.
As the saying goes, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," and although it may sound like a cliché, I really believe this adage. I'd much rather detect dental problems early than play catch-up with deep-seated oral health issues that are more involved and expensive.
Some of my patients are fortunate enough to be covered by dental insurance, but I know that not everyone has this option. Most preventative dentistry insurance coverage allows for biannual visits to check for tooth decay and identify any other potential dental problems. I applaud this model because more frequent check-ups lead to less frequent problems.
For patients without dental insurance, I am pleased that my practice has implemented some procedures that will make it much easier to finance your dental treatment. We have applications for financing options through Citibank and Care Credit right onsite in our office, so you can manage financing at the time of your very first appointment.
If you're uncertain about how you're going to pay for the dental treatment you need, I urge you to call your dentist and find out what your options are. Invest in your dental health now so you can avoid greater expenses in the future.