In this article I hope to educate you to the reasons why you need preventive dental care, and why non-insurance, preventive dental plans are the way to go.
We all want to have nice teeth, right? The problem is that for many, dental care, simply to take care of that smile is hard to pay for without insurance. Or in most cases, even with insurance dental care is hard to pay for. Think about it. Most dental insurance policies offer you a plan on a monthly payment that covers in most cases, not very much! After you pay your co-pays and your deductibles, on top of the premiums, you still likely have a cap on how much you can get done over the year. The worst thing is that it doesn’t stop there. Not only do you have co-pays and deductibles, typically low annual plan caps, but you also only get an allotted figure of that cap for each service.
If your are anything like me, it’s exhausting to figure out. Not only is it rough for you as a client, it’s rough for the dentists too. Typically insurance companies pay dentists a fee substantially lower than their standard fees, and that reimbursement from insurance continues to decrease. In some cases it costs as much for the dentist to do the work, as the reimbursement they receive. Which means, no profit. Try running a business without a profit!
The American Dental Society (ADA) has done a phenomenal job of working with dentists to educate the public about brushing daily, flossing your teeth, and making sure to see your dentist twice a year for cleanings and checkups. All the guidelines are great, but if you can’t afford to go see a dentist, it really doesn’t matter. This is a big reason why millions of people have no dental care.
“This is precisely why preventive dental plans were developed, and have been such a huge success!”
Education, Education, Education..The key to helping yourself is through proper education of what you need to keep yourself healthy, and extend your life. As I have already mentioned, the American Dental Society has done a tremendous job of educating the public on preventive guidelines of seeing your dentist every six months. However, there is a big problem with educating those who don’t necessarily follow those guidelines.
For those people who wait until they have a toothache, swelling gums, etc before they come into see the dentist, you need to change your thinking, and here is why. That thought process will usually cost you much more in the long run, not to mention all the pain you may have to endure as a result.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”Like with an automobile, if you don’t follow your manufacturer’s recommendations and get your preventive maintenance work completed, your car will break down. The result is that it will cost you a great deal more to fix the problem, than it would have to have prevented the problem in the first place. You also have to wonder, if by letting the problem get to where it was, did you damage the car overall, creating another potential problem down the road.
It is no different with your dental needs. If you wait until there is a problem, you not only are risking your teeth, but your overall health. A tooth infection can send bacteria into your bloodstream creating major problems with your body. Why risk it, and put yourself through the pain?
What is a dental preventive plan?Our Prevent Dental Plans are a convenient and affordable treatment plan of preventive dental services. The plans are paid for on a monthly basis, at no interest, or you can even choose to pay them all at one time if you wish. Unlike insurance, we have no co-pays or deductibles, so your low monthly fee is all you pay for the preventive services in your plan. Beyond the preventive services in your plan, you will also receive up to a 20% discount off of dental services and supplies not included in your plan, with no annual cap.
Your dentist works in conjunction with us to offer these plans to you. They care about you and your health, and work with us to help create an option that you’ll be able to afford for the long term.
Contact your dentist today to find out more about the Prevent Dental Plans, and how they can help you with your dental care needs.