Having healthy teeth and gums is important for your health and it’s also important for your peace of mind and your self-confidence. But for many people, the cost of oral care can seem prohibitive. At Global Dental Group, we want all patients to get the care they need to enjoy optimal oral health. Here are just a few ways we can help you keep your teeth and gums healthy without putting a strain on your wallet.
Preventive care is critical
Many dental problems like gum disease and even cavities can be prevented with routine dental visits and cleanings. Dental cleanings help remove sticky plaque and hard tartar deposits that can provide a safe harbor for disease-causing bacteria. When you have your teeth cleaned, the hygienist and dentist use special tools to make sure the plaque and tartar are completely removed before the germs they contain have a chance to cause gum disease, inflammation, and infection. Plus, Dr. Atli will check each tooth to look for early signs of decay, tiny cracks, and enamel erosion that can pave the way for a future cavity or infection. He’ll also perform an oral cancer screening to look for subtle changes that need to be evaluated. And finally, Dr. Atli and your hygienist can provide you with tips and guidance on how to improve your brushing or flossing habits or take other steps to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems.
Don’t ignore symptoms
Your teeth and gums are “wired” to let you know when something’s not right. That tiny toothache, a little redness or swelling in the gum, a little twinge of discomfort when you bite or take a cold drink — those are all signs you need to have checked out by Dr. Atli right away. When you start having symptoms like discomfort or swelling, there’s a good chance whatever is causing the problem is still in its early stages, when treatment is simplest and the cost of care is low. By ignoring pain and other symptoms, you give the underlying problem a chance to become much worse, and that means correcting the problem will probably be a lot more costly. It’s okay to get some temporary relief with a pain reliever or toothache gel, but that doesn’t mean it’s okay to delay professional care.
Enroll in a dental savings plan
At Global Dental Group, we know not every patient has a dental insurance plan to help cover the costs of their care. That’s why we offer the Global Smile Savings plan to help make the cost of care affordable. With the savings plan, a small annual fee guarantees you, your spouse, and other family members lower costs — and sometimes no cost — on the most commonly used dental care services, like X-rays, state-of-the-art composite fillings, and other care options so you can enjoy optimal oral health without stressing your budget. Plus, our Global Smile Savings Plan is available to you even if you have dental insurance, so you have the opportunity to save on your out-of-pocket costs as well. Signing up for the plan is simple; just complete the application form and select your plan. That’s all there is to it.
Know your costs upfront
Even when you have dental insurance, you’re probably going to have some out-of-pocket costs for certain treatments and procedures. In those cases, our team will file all your paperwork with your insurance carrier for you, and they’ll let you know upfront what your out-of-pocket costs will be so you won’t have to worry about “surprises.” Plus, the practice offers payment plan options so you can fit the cost of care into your budget without any hassles.
Get the care you need at a cost you can afford
Don't let financial worries keep you from getting the care you need. At Global Dental Services, we believe everyone should have affordable access to top-quality dental care. If you'd like to learn more about how we can help you keep the costs of care low, book an appointment online today.