13 Nov Can I Afford Private Dental Care?
Posted by: Jodie Blades Dental Nurse NVQ Level 3
Medically reviewed by: Dr Peta Leigh BDS (Melb), BSc (Monash) GDC: 78758 | Award-winning General and Whitening Dentist
No one wants to max out a credit card and have to worry about it later.
How You Can Afford Private Dental Care!
With NHS dentists facing a nationwide funding crisis and with the need for us all to be more financially conscious at the moment. As many households are wondering “Can we afford private dental care?”, we wanted to share the ways you can avoid costly treatments. And, give you some practical advice on affording private dental care.
Practical Ways to Afford Private Dental Care
Maintaining a Healthy Smile Without Breaking the Bank
Achieving and maintaining good oral health shouldn’t be hindered by financial constraints. Here are practical ways to make private dental care affordable:
Preventive Care is Key: Regular check-ups and hygienist visits can catch problems early on, preventing costly treatments down the road.
Hydrate for Healthier Teeth: Drinking plenty of water helps saliva neutralize harmful acids in your mouth, protecting your enamel and reducing decay risk.
Limit Sugary Snacks: Minimize sugary treats to reduce the frequency of acid attacks on your teeth, preventing decay and saving money on dental work.
Instill Healthy Habits Early: Teaching children proper oral hygiene from a young age reduces their risk of future dental problems and associated expenses.
Flexible Payment Options: Many dentists offer flexible payment plans to make private dental care accessible, such as breaking down treatment costs into affordable installments.
Interest-Free Financing: Consider 0% APR financing options to spread the cost of treatment without added interest charges.
Hassle-Free Standing Orders: For extended treatments like orthodontics, standing orders allow you to spread the cost over a set period without interest or credit checks.
Prepay for Treatment: If you anticipate costly treatment, consider prepaying into a dental account to ease the financial burden when treatment is needed.
Remember, investing in preventive care and exploring affordable payment options can help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile without breaking the bank.
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