According to several statistics in the field, on of the most dreaded phobias is the fear of the dentist.
However, people still need to visit the dentist and have the dental complications fixed as soon as possible, and as cheaply as possible.
It is a well known fact that the costs in the dental health sector are quite expensive.
For example, for a professional tooth cleaning, dental exam and X-ray package one would have to pay $200; for even more complex dental services such as root canal treatment, the costs can exceed easily $1,000.
Dental services are vital, and even so they are extremely expensive. The insurers provide very little coverage for important dental services, and people cannot afford to pay out of pocket for these extra expenses.
Many of them will just go on without any care, with the result that they will end up with extremely complicated dental issues, which will cost even more to be treated.
It is like a vicious circle, which can be avoided only if people respect the annual dental checkups with their dentists and if they make sure to respect all the important preventative oral health measures.
The following are a few tips that will help you save important money on dental expenses:
1. Say no to detergent based oral health products.
The majority of the toothpastes have a main ingredient that can also be found in soap, which might irritate the gums. Then, the mouth rinses that contain alcohol will dry the mouth and then teeth and the interior of your mouth will become extremely sensitive. Choose only pure ingredients and then you will offer your entire mouth the protection it needs.
2. Eat Healthy to protect the health of your gums and teeth.
Avoid sugary foods, too many citrus fruits and acidic soft drinks that can greatly damage the teeth. Instead eat foods that are rich in antioxidant, alkalizing and anti-inflammatory ingredients.
3. Stay away from stress.
Stress can greatly contribute to bad oral health, and especially to bring about conditions like bruxism (grinding your teeth), TMJ disorders or the dry mouth syndrome.
4. Exercise regularly.
By introducing regular physical exercise to your diet, you can avoid gum disease complications, and your immune function and blood circulation will be greatly improved.
5. Always ask your dentist to offer you several dental treatment options.
For example, instead of trying to save a badly damaged tooth through root canal treatments, crown lengthening and crowns, a much more affordable option can be to extract the tooth and replace it with a dental implant.
6. Focus on priority dental care.
Ask your dentist to treat firstly those dental health complications that would become extremely expensive if left untreated (such as dental filling for a small cavity- if you allow the cavity to grow the nerve can get badly damaged and then the tooth might need complex dental reconstruction services)
7. The dental financing plans.
Your dentist can offer you several dental plan options to choose from. These plans enable you to make regular and fixed payments over the period of one entire year, without accruing any interest. Thus, an expensive dental treatment can be obtained quickly, and you will have to pay a small installment every month.