Prevention Is Key
Literally, the number one way to keep your dental care costs affordable is by focusing on prevention.
What does this mean? It means that the best way to keep your dental costs low is by simply taking care of your teeth at home. This consists of brushing and flossing and using a mouth wash with fluoride every day as well as watching the sugar in your diet. These are the most important things you can do to keep your smile healthy and looking great year after year, and it’ll save you from having to get expensive dental procedures to repair your teeth over time. It also means that instead of waiting for a dental problem to pop up and then going to the dentist, you should go routinely in order to prevent that problem from occurring in the first place. Sunnyvale Dental Care fosters best dental care (like brushing and flossing) practices among our regular visiting patients and new patients.
A standard preventive visit consisting of a dental cleaning, exam, and set of x-rays will cost you affordably around $150 – $200, and most dentists recommend that everyone have at least 2 per year. So, at the high end, you’re talking about spending $400 over the course of 12 months. In the scheme of things, this is a relatively affordable amount of money, especially when you consider the alternative: restorative care.
Of course, your preventive care could be even cheaper if you have dental insurance as most dental insurance covers preventive care at 100%.
Regular checkups and cleanings allow Sunnyvale Dentist Dr. Antonious to stop many dental issues before they develop and treat those you have before they can really damage your smile. Dr. Antonious’ office focuses on preventive dentistry that will involve showing every patient how to take care of their teeth and gums. Sunnyvale Dental Care has an advanced hygiene program that automatically sends reminder messages to all patients that are due for a routine exam and cleaning. Also, Sunnyvale Dentist Dr. Antonious is very meticulous on preventing dental problems before they occur by diagnosing and treating early cavities and gum disease.
In the end, the biggest key to keeping your dental costs cheap/ economic is to simply take care of your teeth proactively. Brushing and flossing cost next to nothing, and standard preventive appointments only cost a few hundred dollars a year as opposed to thousands. Isn’t it an affordable dental care measure to keep your teeth healthy?
Of course, while this might all sound well and good, you’re probably saying, “I wish I could do this, but isn’t going to the dentist regularly still expensive?” Well, we think the answer is preventive treatment and early treatment. Early treatments can make your dental care inexpensive in the longer run.