Dental insurance can be quite helpful for seeing your dentist twice a year for exams and cleanings as well as handling some bigger and more complex procedures like fillings, root canals, and more. But not everyone has dental insurance, and not all dental insurances cover every procedure. If you are worried that someone in your family doesn’t have coverage or worried that your own coverage isn’t going to cover a big procedure, you should never ignore a dental need. Not only can restorative procedures save your teeth and protect the surrounding teeth from damage, but regular visits can quickly catch issues before they become larger problems.
What Is Dental Financing?
There are a variety of financing programs that can help you with medical procedures including dental procedures. For example, CareCredit is a great option for anyone that is worried about paying for dental services. Like any other financing solution you simply apply for it and are then able to get the money you need upfront so that you can the procedure you need. You then have a payment plan set up so you can pay for the procedure over time. CareCredit can only be used for medical procedures including dental procedures.
How Can I Prevent Expensive Dental Work?
Good oral health is the strongest defense against expensive dental procedures. It may seem counter-intuitive, but it cannot be understated how important seeing the dentist twice a year is. There are a few key benefits of seeing the dentist routinely. First, a dental exam and checkup is much less expensive compared to minor and major treatments like root canals and fillings. Second, a dental cleaning provides services that can prevent the need for those minor and major treatments. Even if you brush your teeth twice every day and floss daily, plaque can get stuck to your teeth and can be impossible to remove without a proper dental cleaning.
Aside from your dental appointments it is recommended that you take care of your teeth by not only brushing and flossing but by also avoiding food and beverages that can erode teeth like soda as well as avoiding bad habits like smoking or chewing on ice that can also damage your teeth and gums. Protecting your teeth and preventing problems is the best way to keep your teeth safe.
Payment Options For Our Office in Maine
If you live in the Lewiston Maine area and need to see a dentist, please give us a call. We can discuss the insurance programs we take as well as options you have with our office if you do not have insurance or your insurance does not cover the procedure you need.