Don’t Let Your Children’s Dental Care Fall Victim to the Recession
Updated: 8/19/2009 9:59:43 AM
Many Americans are facing tough times right now and unfortunately, dental care is often viewed as an auxiliary cost, despite its importance to overall health.
What is even more unfortunate is that some children are being affected by this decision to forego dental care in order to cut costs.
The national online poll, conducted May 29-30, surveyed 210 parents of young children in households with annual incomes of $35,000 or less. The survey found that among respondents:
A recent national poll by FORBA
surveyed 210 parents of young children in households with annual incomes of $35,000 or less and the results highlighted the unfortunate choice many parents are currently facing.
Nearly half (44 percent) experiencing financial troubles due to the current economic situation have been forced to choose between dental care for their dependents and other necessities.
While this poll highlights a very serious issue, what many faced with this decision fail to see though is that preventive dental care is usually far more affordable than emergency care or major procedures that result from neglected every day care or skipped checkups and cleanings.
Fortunately, there’s another option for families struggling to afford regular dental checkups and cleanings.
DentalPlans.com offers families an alternative to dental insurance: discount dental plans. These dental care savings plans start at just $129.95 per year for families and they allow families to save 10% to 60% on most dental care procedures during their year of membership. Further, all new members get three additional months of membership free.
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