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Use dental plans to save on care
Updated: 8/1/2012 11:15:03 AM
 

Use dental plans to save on care  

Gaining access to affordable dental care can be tough, especially in the current economy. An estimated 130 million Americans do not have dental insurance, according to the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging. This is why it's important for there to be alternatives ways to obtain dental care, such as discount dental plans. Recently, WebMD published an article offering suggestions on how to reduce the cost of dental care.

First, talk to the dentist. According to the news source, if you let your dentist know that cost is an issue, he or she may be able to discuss alternative treatments that are less expensive but just as effective. Next, the information provider suggested discount dental plans.

"Join a discount plan. Dental discount plans are not insurance. Instead, they offer rates reduced by as much as 10 percent to 60 percent on a range of dental procedures provided by participating dentists. To search for a plan, you can enter your zip code at DentalPlans.com," according to the news source.

Finally, people who want to save on dental care should check online first to see what the average cost of the procedure they are requesting is in their area, to make sure that they are not getting ripped off.

For more information on discount dental plans, call

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