Smart people start by making smart choices with their money. After all, it’s not what you make, but what you keep, that counts.
Managing your money extends into all parts of your life, from buying groceries and clothes, finding the cheapest gas in town, choosing a cell phone plan, and dozens of other choices as to how you spend your hard earned dollars.
Those choices also extend to your family’s dental care.
As you and your family continue to grow and change, you will have dental expenses, but as it is with other parts of your life, there are ways to ease the financial burden when it comes to dental care.
While it may sound obvious, the first and best piece of advice you should use when it comes to minimizing dental costs is to be preventative and proactive at all times. Regular check-ups and cleanings matter.
There are many other affordable dentistry strategies you can employ as well.
Find a dentist who offers a free initial consultation. Until you know the scope of your dental issue, it’s impossible to know the scope of the financial impact.
Seek out a dentist who has a great working relationship with several dental insurance providers. A dental provider who has pre-existing arrangements with major providers such as Cigna, Aetna, Delta Dental, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and many others will be familiar with insurance policies and can better help you get all the coverage deductions to which you are entitled.
When dental services or co-payments fall to you as a patient, seek out a dentist who has the resources to offer extended payment options. If you’re part of a family operating on a budget (and who isn’t these days), then the last thing you need is a big one-time hit to your monthly finances.
Finally, when a big dental problem arises, be aggressive in getting it taken care of as soon as you can. Dental issues rarely, if ever, get better on their own. But they can get worse and cost more if you let things go.
Cochran Family Dental is located in Leesburg and proudly serves the cities of Ashburn, Purcellville and other nearby communities in northern Virginia and southern Maryland.