As of 2012, over 40 percent of Americans lacked dental coverage. The Affordable Care Act now requires all individual and small group market plans to cover pediatric oral health services, but not adult oral health. Most people who do have dental coverage are still only covered for up to $1,000 per year. A single crown can easily max out these benefits, potentially requiring dental patients to pay out of pocket or take fast cash advances to make up the difference. The following five tips can help you decrease your dental costs while preserving your teeth.
- Keep up with regular check-ups. Preventative care is the best way to keep dental expenses to a minimum. It may not seem like going to the dentist every six months is saving you money. However, these check-ups are a fraction of the cost of a major dental procedure, such as a root canal.