Dental One Associates of Toco Hills
2882 N Druid Hills Road NE, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30329

Cut costs the next time you’re at the dentist

Cut costs the next time you're at the dentist

As you've probably noticed, visiting the dentist can be an expensive endeavor. Even simple cleanings can end up costing hundreds of dollars, especially if the dentist discovers that there is something wrong with your teeth or gums. A trip to the dental office can be particularly expensive if you are one of the estimated 100 million Americans who does not have dental insurance. While the Affordable Care Act is set to provide dental coverage to children, adults will still have to fund their own dental care, so many people have been skipping regular trips to the dentist in order to save money.

This is a poor practice, since studies have shown that getting regular cleanings not only reduces the risk of gum disease and tooth decay, but may also lower your chances of developing heart disease. Furthermore, a dentist can screen for serious conditions such as oral cancer, which is often caught in later stages because people do not visit the dental health professional to get screened, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Rather than skipping out on important trips to the dentist or ignoring mouth pain, you should look into all of the ways that you can save money on oral care.

Visit the dentist twice year
First, the best way to save on dental care is to get preventive work done twice a year. Fox News recently spoke to Keith Libou, chief dental officer at Dental Care Alliance, who explained why regular trips to the dentist can save you money in the long run.

"If you go in for routine check-ups it gives doctors the opportunity to make early diagnoses," Libou told Fox News. "If a cavity is developing or anything is happening, the dentist can identify things early, which is almost always less costly as opposed to after it has progressed and becomes a more complicated procedure."

If you let a problem go on too long, then it can turn into an issue that will be far more expensive to treat. For example, while filling a cavity can be a fairly simple and inexpensive procedure, if you don't get it filled and allow tooth decay to persist then you may end up needing a root canal, which is a pricier and more extensive process.

Get a discount dental plan
Another excellent way to save at the dentist's office is to look into discount dental plans as an alternative to insurance. When you have one of these plans, you pay a flat rate of about $100 a year (far less expensive than the estimated $600 a year you'll spend on individual dental insurance), and have access to a wide network of dentists that will work for the reduced fee. According to Libou, people can save an average of 60 to 70 percent on the costs of preventive care like x-rays and exams and 20 percent on more extensive work

Choose the right dentist
Money Crashers magazine recommends that if you want to save on dental work, then you want to make sure to choose the right dental health professional. This means that instead of picking any old dentist out of the phone book, you should request price lists from a number of dentists to compare them and find the most affordable one. According to the news source, you shouldn't be surprised to find that you'll see a wide range of prices, which is why you're better off not choosing the first one that comes along.

Brush and floss regularlyFinally, taking good care of your teeth while your at home by brushing twice a day and flossing at least once can help save on dental care by helping prevent serious issues.

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Mona and Sam are awesome and always welcome me with open arms. Dr D is great and I love coming to dental one!
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Great service as always...love my hygentist (Kenisha)
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Excellent dental care. Very good administrative services.
Robert F.
I appreciate that appointments are not overbooked. All staff members are friendly.
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There was great customer service, short wait time, and great dental advice given.
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Always a good experience. it is difficult enough to deal with the extensive work that I have to have done. The staff at Dental One Associates make my […]
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The service was prompt, my hygienist did an excellent job with my sensitive teeth, and Dr. Jewett always does a great job.
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Greetings: I arrive to find that Donna, had move to another location. Wen has become the new person. When I tell you she was excellent and made me […]
Mary J.
Very nice, Quick service. Did not wait for long. And everyone was very nice
Michael K.
Dr. Jewett does great work. Teeth feel and look like new!
Harley C.
The entire experience was pleasant...from check in to check out.
Tammy H.
Dr Jewutt is excellent!
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I am 100% pleased with this dental practice and would highly recommend it to anyone!
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Great as usual!!
Heather M.
Great staff. The services are wonderful and very economical. They work with insurance and payments for afterwards. They make you smile when you come […]
Chad R.
I was so afraid of going to the Dentist; I let more than 5 years pass, got some x-rays and then another three years past. So, a few days ago I found […]
Joanne I.
Excellent very friendly staff and great work
Michael K.
The staff was friendly and explained the exams that were being performed. Great experience!
Yolanda P.
Everyone was great,from the time I walked in the door. the young lady who did the x-rays, the doctor, to gigi in the billing area. I was very […]
James S.
Excellent service as always
Chad R.
Missing some of the warm fuzzies that I had at my private dentist, but excellent care, polite efficient staff and a whole lot cheaper.
Marsha S.
Effective, friendly and punctual as usual.
John P.
The staff is always wonderful and I would not go any where else---I highly recommend Dental One at Toco Hills----Sandy Nunnally
Sandra N.
Appointment was on time. Fast and efficient.
Robert K.
I like doctor Jewett and his assistance.. they're very good
Basma A.
Very professional and caring.
Emma E.
I arrived a few minutes early, was taken back and finished in a timely manner
Donna A.
EVERYTHING WAS GOOD ,I'LL BE BACK IN 6 MONTHS
Norman Z.
Everyone took very good care of me and made me feel very comfortable and kept me informed with everything that was going on at all times. They made […]
Cosonya G.
This young lady always does a great job.
Gloria S.
I feel fortunate to have Dr. DeAngelis as my dentist. Everyone that works with her is simply awesome!!
Emmanuel M.
My experience is always pleasant and professional and I alwasy leave satisfied. Dr. D is very personable with me and I love it.
Angela T.
I have no complaints. I appreciated the extremely short wait time to be seen. Few medical offices have mastered a way to provide punctual service.
Thelma T.
Very polite office staff and professional dental office. From the time I arrived I was greeted with a smile and there was not a long wait to be […]
Cynthia R.
Excellent doctors and staff.
Anonymous
Great staff! I am so impressed with all of them.
Suzanne L.
Dr and associates were very helpful and made you feel safe and welcome.
Anquinatta C.
Love Dr. Lisa. Fast friendly and incredibly proficient! All her staff too!
Anonymous
I would recommend Dental One Associates for their courteous and efficient service.
Iris I.
I was once again pleased to have the situation assessed, be presented with options, and then given an immediate appointment to have the problem […]
Anonymous
Fast and efficient service.
Robert K.
I had them do a crown two years ago, it has been perfect. I remember them fussing over it until it was. I also have some issues to deal with from […]
Michael H.
No wait, friendly personnel, excellent service and was able to get in right away for an emergency.
Katherine R.
Great service. Great people
Robert P.
the customer service was excellent
Nicia N.
I always enjoy my visits to Dental One. I was on time and was seen right away.My hygienist was Kenisha, she is always very nice and she gave me a […]
Anonymous
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Very Nice and Helpful Staff...
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