There’s no doubt about it: dental care is important to not only your oral health, but also to your overall health. A lot of people don't have dental insurance, and even if you do have insurance, there are still copays and deductibles that can make dental care costly. So, how much does it cost to clean your teeth, and is there a way to save money on dental care?
The cost of a teeth cleaning varies depending on where you live and the dentist you visit. If you have dental insurance, your insurer may cover some or all of the cost of the cleaning. However, if you don't have insurance, or if your insurance doesn't cover teeth cleanings, there are a few ways to save money.
Financing Options Available
We understand that dental care can be expensive, and we are committed to providing our patients with the best possible care at a price they can afford.
Through Prosper Healthcare Lending, we make it easy to get financing because the monthly payments are low. The application is quick and easy, and there are no penalties for paying off the loan early.
Additionally, we offer the Healthy Smiles Plan, which is another way to lower the cost of your dental care. If you pay for the whole year up front, you will get two cleanings and two exams for free. You will also receive 20% off services, with no deductible or yearly maximum. For more information, please call our office.
In addition to your bi-annual teeth cleanings in our Birmingham, Alabama office it's important to take good care of your teeth at home. This includes brushing and flossing daily. Keeping up with your at-home dental hygiene can save you a lot of money in the long run. Of course, sometimes despite our best efforts cavities happen or other dental problems arise that require treatment beyond what we can do at home. The cost of these treatments will vary depending on the problem and how extensive the treatment is.
The Importance of Oral Hygiene
Overall, the cost of taking care of your teeth is actually quite reasonable—especially when you compare it to the cost of other common health care expenses such as doctor's visits, prescription medications, and glasses or contact lenses. Maintaining good oral hygiene doesn't have to be expensive! If you’re looking for a dental home and you’re in or around Birmingham, AL, do not hesitate to contact us. We work hard to make high-quality dental treatment accessible to all of our patients, no matter their budget.