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3 Secrets to Save Money at the Dentist

save at the dentistPoway and Rancho Bernardo, CA

In this day in age, everyone wants to save money. Whether you have a little or a lot, you probably want to keep as much of money in your pocket, which means looking for extra savings or cutting back on frivolous spending. We can appreciate the budget-minded, which is why Dr. Nicol Cook, a family dentist in Poway, wants to share three secrets to slashing your dental bill.

  1. Ask about new patient promotions

New patient specials or current promotions are a great way to save money when going to the dentist. While not all dentists offer these type of promotions, they are worth checking out and asking about. At Smiles by Dr. Cook, we offer some exceptional new patient promotions that can help you save money. Looking for a free cosmetic dental consultation in Poway? Don’t have insurance and need to save money on your dental visit in Rancho Bernardo? Then check out our new patient specials. We even offer significant savings on our bridal special for teeth whitening before your wedding.

  1. Practice good oral hygiene

One of the best ways to save money at the dentist is to take good care of your teeth in the first place. As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily to lower your risk of developing oral diseases, such as cavities and gum disease. Follow through with those twice-yearly checkups at the dentist. And, be sure to eat a healthy diet that isn’t loaded with refined carbs and sugary snacks. Limit your intake of sugary beverages and stick to water as much as possible.

  1. Don’t skip your cleanings and checkups

You may think that those twice-yearly dental cleanings and checkups are a waste of money, and are tempted to forgo your next appointment. However, we urge you not to do that. Those cleanings and checkups actually help you save money because those efforts help prevent oral diseases and problems to begin with. It allows us to discover any issues as soon as they form, rather than waiting until the tooth is significantly damaged and in need of extensive dental repairs. While an occasional dental filling may be in your future, that’s significantly less expensive than needing a root canal, dental crown, or worse – having to extract a tooth and replace it with a prosthesis or dental implant.

Even with your best intentions, things happen, and at Smiles by Dr. Cook, we understand that your dental health can change or you wind up needing emergency dental care. We never want finances to be the reason a patient doesn’t get the care he or she needs. Therefore, we make it easy and affordable by offering CareCredit, one of the world’s leaders in third-party financing for your medical and dental needs. Ask us about applying or to learn more, contact Smiles by Dr. Cook today or call (858) 673-0141. Dr. Cook would love to meet with you to discuss your smile needs and devise an individualized treatment plan to address all of your dental health needs. We welcome patients of Poway and Rancho Bernardo, California.

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