Fairport, Pittsford, Rochester NY
Health insurance is a hot topic in our country, however dental insurance is hardly spoken about. Many studies have shown that there is a definite connection between the mouth and body, yet many people choose to ignore their oral health or feel that they are unable to afford dental care.
Poor oral care can lead to significant health concerns such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, certain types of cancers, and even death. At Pittsford Dental Excellence Center, we believe that prevention is vital when it comes to protecting not only your oral health but your body as well. But, many patients without dental insurance may be wondering how they can afford to see the dentist regularly.
Here’s how you can ensure that you receive the dental care that you need, even when you do not have insurance.
It is important to know that prevention is key when it comes to your oral health. With that being said, forgoing your routine dental cleanings twice a year will only mean problems for your oral health down the road. So, since you expect these appointments to occur, plan for them well in advance by setting aside as little as $10-$20 a week so that you will have enough funds to pay out of pocket for your dental cleaning and examination.
Ask your dental office about financing options. Many third party financing plans allow patients to undergo the treatment that they need and make low-monthly-payments afterward. Some of these financing options even offer zero percent interest!
Health Savings Account
If you work for an employer that offers this benefit, you can set aside tax-free dollars to pay for your dental care. In fact, you can even use this account to pay for other medical expenses that you incur throughout the same tax year. Be sure to check with your employer’s Human Resources department for more information regarding a Health Savings Account.
It goes without saying that brushing twice a day and flossing daily will help keep your smile healthy. Be sure that you consume a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables, and limit your intake of sugary or acidic foods and beverages. Between your visits to the dentist, if you notice anything of concern, be sure to schedule an appointment immediately to have it checked out by the dentist. The “wait and see” approach usually does not end well when it comes to oral health.
To schedule an appointment, please call the office of Pittsford Dental Excellence Center at (585) 248-2575.
Pittsford Dental Excellence Center is here to serve patients in the area of Fairport, Pittsford, and Rochester, NY.