Many Americans are having difficulty gaining access to affordable dental care, which is a problem considering that if people don't visit their dentist regularly they are putting themselves at an increased risk of developing gum disease and other oral health problems. Recently, PhillyBurbs.com, a Philadelphia news source, published an article by Jerry Gordon, D.D.S., who explained ways to save money on dental care.
First, the dentist suggested that one of the best ways to reduce dental cost is to brush and floss regularly, which will decrease the risk of developing a serious dental issue that requires expensive treatment. Also, the expert recommended exploring all treatment options, because sometimes there are multiple ways to fix a problem.
"The replacement of a missing tooth is a good example. Permanent tooth replacement with fixed bridge or implant will cost substantially more than a removable partial denture. Always ask your dentist to explain all treatment decisions and their costs ahead of time so you can make an informed decision," Gordon wrote for the website.
Forbes offers another suggestion for how to save on dental costs - discount dental plans. These plans are often less expensive than insurance, and are accepted by a number of qualified dentists.
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