Millions of Americans don’t have dental insurance, and many Massachusetts employer plans have limited benefits. Some individuals who fail to get adequate dental care say “It’s too costly.”
If you are really living below the poverty level, this excuse may be valid. But if you have an average income, you can probably shift your priorities to find money in your budget to invest in a healthy smile.
You have probably heard of the “Latte Factor” which refers to the surprising amount of money that adds up if you buy a significant caffeinated beverage every morning. Even if you don’t drink coffee, you probably have a personal habit that costs a few dollars daily but adds up to hundreds of dollars a year. Soda pop, beer, an eight-dollar deli sandwich, a game of golf. How about personal grooming—manis, pedis, facials, and professional hair coloring. What about the money you spend for convenience—pizza delivery, ATM fees, heat-and-eat meals. How much do you spend on premium cable, video game rentals, full-price movies, and season tickets to sporting events?
If you have foregone dental exams, cleanings, and treatments because you think it’s too pricey, I hope this Future of Dentistry dental blog post has opened your eyes to purchases that may be far less important than a healthy smile. Remember, if you ignore dental problems, eventually they will require more extensive treatments. Filling a cavity is relatively inexpensive, a root canal costs more, and a dental implant is a major investment. What is a tooth worth? Every single one is priceless. And don’t forget that dental issues impact the stamina of your entire body.
Future of Dentistry in Wakefield provides competitively priced premium dental care including veneers, crowns, bonding, orthodontia, and teeth whitening. Ask us about dental financing options.
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Future of Dentistry – Billerica
668 Boston Rd
Billerica, MA 01821
Future of Dentistry – Dracut
149 Pleasant St
Dracut, MA 01826
Future of Dentistry – North Andover/Willows Dental Group
795 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845
Future of Dentistry – Wakefield
968 Main St
Wakefield, MA 01880
Future of Dentistry – Chelmsford
3 Courthouse Ln
Chelmsford, MA 01824