Meng-Chieh Lee D.D.S., M.M.Sc.

What’s the Best Way to Make Dentistry More Affordable?

Importance of Preventative Hygiene

What’s the best way to save money on dentistry? Practicing good dental hygiene at home of course! Doing certain preventative things helps you avoid cavities and periodontal disease. These are some of the most common, yet preventable conditions that we see with out patients here at BRAIDC. Just like the rest of your body, your mouth needs to be taken care of. Small steps taken at home can prevent painful and costly oral problems down the road.

Ways to Strengthen Teeth and Gums at Home

To keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong in between visits, here are a few things you can do on your own:

  • Fluoride. When you’re picking out your mouthwash at the store, we recommend choosing a brand that contains fluoride. Not only does it help to kill germs and bacteria that build up, it strengthens your enamel. This helps your teeth heal and regenerate after damage from acidic foods and plaque buildup.
  • Flossing. Chances are that you already already floss regularly. However, do you know the proper way to do it? Few people know that they should be flossing below your gum line. This may sound strange but it’s extremely beneficial in removing the hidden bacteria that causes gum disease.

These two little steps fit seamlessly into your daily routine and can drastically help improve your smile and gum health!

Affordable Solutions

We know that dental care can get expensive, especially when problems are left to worsen. However, we recommend that you still visit us here at BRAIDC regularly! It’s extremely important that you come in for regular cleanings. Even if you don’t have dental insurance, you may want to consider paying out of pocket for cleanings. They are the number one way of preventing tooth and gum problems as well as screening for underlying problems that may already exist.

If you have an issue with teeth grinding, you can opt out for a temporary over the counter mouth guard. Professionally made ones, though sometimes necessary, can put a dent in your wallet. If you’re looking to save up for one, temporary ones can be bought for $15-$30 at your local drug store. After all, it’s better to grind on a piece of plastic than your teeth!

How BRAIDC Can Help You

Here at BRAIDC, we want to make sure that you have access to top of the line dental treatment when you need it. If you are having a hard time coming up with funds for a cleaning, or you are in need of a procedure but have been avoiding it because of the cost, we can help!

We offer financing options to make sure all of your dental needs are addressed in a timely manner. We work with Lending Club and Care Credit to assist you with financing. These plans typically schedule out a treatment plan for you that’s affordable and convenient.

For our patients that comes in with an issue that isn’t considered to be urgent, we offer an in-house financing plan that will help schedule treatments and payments in a way that works best for you. You can have peace of mind knowing that your teeth and gums are in good hands, and that BRAIDC can help you every step of the way.

When You Need to Schedule an Appointment

  • Bleeding. If your gums are bleeding during regular flossing or brushing, it’s a sign that you need a cleaning! Excess plaque
  • Pain. We recommend that any painful area in your mouth gets checked out by a professional. Any pain that’s ignored can worsen rapidly. Your mouth needs to be pain free at all times, and we’re here to help keep it that way!

If you have questions about financing, or you need to schedule a cleaning, call BRAIDC today. We look forward to seeing you!

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