Save on Dental Care

Take care of those teeth.

Get a dental checkup twice a year. Brush your teeth two times a day. Floss one or more times a day. You will have something to smile about when you hear “no cavities” and receive lower dental bills.


Look for advertised specials.

Many dentists offer specials or discounts to attract new patients. These include free X-rays, cleanings, and/or exams. Even if you have a regular dentist, you can take advantage of these services. Go back to your regular dentist for other work. Look for advertised specials in direct mail packs and local newspapers.

Save with managed care dental plans.

If your health insurance plan offers an HMO or PPO option, use one of its dentists. You could save between 25 and 50% on your dental bills.

Find out about free and low-cost dental clinics and providers.

Save money at dental schools.

They give discounts to patients willing to trust dental students. Licensed dentists or dental hygienists supervise the students. Find out where dental schools are located at

X-rays to go.

Dental X-rays are expensive and expose you to radiation. If you switch dentists, want a second opinion, or must see a specialist, take your X-rays with you. Just ask your dentist or his or her staff for them.

Materials matter.

Some types of fillings, bridges, and crowns cost more than others. Talk with your dentist about the ones that suit your needs, as well as your budget. Ask about OTC products to whiten your teeth.

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