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Wellness news: Stay healthy and save money with preventative dental care

Oct 7, 2016

Did you know that every dollar you spend on preventive care such as brushing and cleaning may help save you money later in restorative care and emergency procedures? 

It's true — keeping your teeth and gums healthy by seeing your dentist regularly can help you avoid more serious oral health problems and more extensive and expensive treatment.

Follow these strategies to remain healthy and help save dental costs:

  • See a dentist regularly. Doing so can help ensure that problems are taken care of before they become more serious and expensive.
  • Verify what your plan covers before treatment begins. Before you agree to undergo any major dental work, ask your dentist for a detailed description of the treatment you need so you can check to see how much of the cost will be covered.
  • Choose a dentist who belongs to your plan's network. Switching from a dentist who isn't in the plan to one who is enrolled will likely save you money.
  • Know the costs before you agree to treatment. Find out which problems need to be treated immediately and which are less urgent. Ask the dentist to describe all the options for treatment — there may be less expensive alternatives — and what might happen if treatment is delayed.

For more tips on how to save money with preventive dental care visit Delta Dental Insurance

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