JOIN NOW: Call 1-888-632-5353
M-F 8am - 9pm | Sat 9 am - 6pm | Sun 10am – 5pm EST

you are here:DentalPlans.com > Dental Health Articles > Patients come in for one last treatment before dental insurance runs out

Patients come in for one last treatment before dental insurance runs out
Updated: 5/15/2009 5:00:29 PM
 

Patients come in for one last treatment before dental insurance runs out Dentists in Gainesville, Florida are seeing some changes in their patients' behavior due to the recession, most of them not healthy, according to an article in the Gainesville Sun.

A common one is putting off procedures due to an inability to pay. People are cancelling or no-showing more often, and opting for the cheaper alternative - fillings instead of a crowns, or even having a tooth extraction instead, according to Darylin Kestner, business manager for Gainesville Family Dentistry.

Kestner said she has also seen people race to fit in one last appointment before the loss of their job robs them of their dental insurance.

"They have until the end of the month and decide to come in," she said.
The changes in dental health aren't just through avoiding dental care, however. The stress of the economy is getting to people in other ways - more patients are showing up with problems due to grinding and clenching their teeth, according to the article.

Stress can cause people to grind and clench their teeth, although no one really knows why, according to Dr Boyd Robinson of the University of Florida College of Dentistry.ADNFCR-1507-ID-19173191-ADNFCR

Customer Care - 1-888-632-5353 Toll Free

© 2009 Brafton Inc.

Add to Google MSN Dental  Add Dental To My Yahoo  Subscribe with Bloglines   Dental News Feed

The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.

DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.

DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.

Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.

 

                          
Additional Articles
Kansas dental clinic to offer cleaning...
Tooth decay an "epidemic" among childr...
Dental educator to focus on cavity pre...
Study: Plasma jets may replace dentist...
Expert: Dental health expenses can mul...
Dental surgery recommended for some co...
White or silver fillings: what's best ...
ADA and FDA unite on Amalgam guideline...
Dental care may be improved by nanotec...
New material for dental care may blunt...
Patients come in for one last treatmen...
'Sweet tooth gene' link supported
FDA warns about mercury in dental fill...
Why is chewing ice bad for your teeth?
Solve the problem of sensitive teeth
Veterans face barriers to dental care
How to recognize and combat gingivitis
How to overcome dental visit fears
Brushing could keep heart disease at b...
Kent County report affirms national or...
Recognize the dental dangers of health...
Idaho clinic hopes to expand services
Make flossing more fun for the whole f...
Los Angeles residents receive free den...
November is a good time to review dent...
Kansas City Chiefs host day of dental ...
A dental health crisis - and what can ...
Report rates one-third of states as ha...
4 things to remember about oral care t...
Do you have a tooth abscess? Treat it ...
Cholesterol drug may reduce gum inflam...
Questions about ACA's dental care for ...
Are veneers right for you?
Lack of adult dental care coverage cou...
6 tips for child dental care this Hall...
Monitor your kids' dental care this Ha...
Nanotechnology research is aiding toot...
Dentist in Boulder, Colo., offers glut...
What you should know about dental care...
Some dentists aim to bring care to und...

 



is Searching for
in ZIP Code

FIND YOUR PLAN NOW

Savings plans are NOT insurance and the savings will vary by provider, plan and zip code. These plans are not considered to be qualified health plans under the Affordable Care Act. Please consult with the respective plan detail page for additional plan terms. The discounts are available through participating healthcare providers only. To check that your provider participates, visit our website or call us. Since there is no paperwork or reimbursement, you must pay for the service at the time it’s provided. You will receive the discount off the provider’s usual and customary fees when you pay. We encourage you to check with your participating provider prior to beginning treatment. Special promotions including, but not limited to, additional months free are not available to California residents. Note – not all plans and offers available in all markets.

© 1999-2014 DentalPlans.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Patents Pending.