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How To Save Money On Dental Work

Updated on August 22, 2012


The high cost of everything these days can be a bit overwhelming.

Because having insurance can drain your pocketbook, more and more people are opting to not have dental insurance.

Even if they can afford it, the expense of the insurance seems to outweigh the need for it.

If you don't have dental insurance or even if you do and are struggling to justify the cost, are there things you can do to reduce the high cost of dental work?

Yes! Let's take a look at some great ways to reduce the high cost of dental work.


  • Put your money where your mouth is. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Take care of your teeth and you will save money. Brush, floss and have regular dental care because if you don't, it'll cost you much more money in the long run.


  • You are what you eat. If you don't have a healthy diet, you will undoubtedly have tooth decay which leads to dental problems.


  • Bleached white flour
  • Unfermented whole grains
  • Fructose

Avoid these things like the plague......or was that the plaque?


  • TIP: Consider adding 2 teaspoons of cod liver oil to your diet. It is said to reduce tooth decay by 40% - how? By adding needed vitamins to your diet.

  • Use it or lose it. If you have a dental plan, use it because you are paying for it anyway. Have your teeth cleaned and checked twice per year.

    If you don't have dental insurance, do the same!

    Over time, you will save money on your teeth by keeping them in good condition.

  • Join a network. If you don't have dental insurance, look into a dental network plan but check out any plan to make certain it's reliable.

    Being part of a network will get you lower rates.

    Participating dentists will give you coverage for lower rates.



  • Go to school. Consider going to a dental school for dental work if you don't have dental insurance. Their work must be checked by professionals.

    Even though you sign a waiver to receive dental care, dental school students and interns are qualified to provide excellent dental care.....and it's free.

  • Expensive tastes. If you have an expensive dental problem and also lesser problems, it is best to get the most expensive problem fixed first.

    Depending on the severity, letting something go too long will cost you more money in the long run.

    Ask the dentist which problems are the most severe or if a problem has a temporary fix that can be cheaper.

  • For a limited time only. Some dentists promote themselves very well and have great promotional deals. Don't be afraid to research or ask.

    Ask about senior discounts.

    Ask about discounts for paying cash.

    Ask if they have payment plans or if they give self-pay customers a special rate.

  • You better shop around. For something that's expensive like dental care, don't be afraid to shop around. Find the best deal with the best dentist you can find.

    Also get a second opinion if you think the service is not the right way for you to go or is too expensive.

  • Go Down to Kokomo. People fed up with the high cost of dental (and medical) care in the United States are going overseas as well as to other countries like Mexico to have procedures done.

    These are highly qualified places that can save you thousands of dollars.

    If you have the means to get dental care in Mexico for instance and it will save you money, have a nice trip!


The best way is to keep your body and your teeth in good repair! That way, you'll save hundreds if not thousands of dollars over the years.

Invest in electrical toothbrushes and be diligent about your dental care. You won't be sorry because you'll be taking care of your health as well as your teeth.

Serious health issues can arise from gum disease and poor dentition, so have a care with your choppers.

We only get one permanent set and it's important to remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!


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