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Tips for finding affordable dental care
Updated: 6/21/2012 9:28:56 AM

Tips for finding affordable dental care  

Dental care can be extremely expensive, which is why many people use an affordable dental plan to gain access to dentists. Recently, MSN Money published an article explaining some of the ways to to save on orthodontic treatment.

First, the news source suggested looking into dental schools for treatment. Dental students need the practice, and the bill varies depending on the institution, but they are always less-expensive than an established dental practice. Some people may not be comfortable letting students provide affordable dental care, which is why the information provider offered another solution - discount dental plans.

"Steven Less, of Vernon Hills, Ill., got estimates that ranged from $4,930 to $6,200. Through a discount dental plan Less found an orthodontist who charged $2,998 - and who offered a 5 percent discount for full payment upfront. Thus he wound up paying $2,848 for his son's braces, a savings he calls 'incredible,'" according to the news source.

Yahoo! reminds readers that the best way to save on dental costs is to take good care of your teeth before you develop a problem that will be expensive to fix. People should brush twice a day, floss at least once a day and visit a dentist regularly to keep their teeth health. 

For more information on discount dental plans, call 1-888-632-5353

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