Dreading a trip to the dentist? While it's not the most exciting place to visit, our number one reason for skipping dental care, is actually cost - whether you're insured or not - according to the American Dental Association. For example, average out-of-pocket expenses for a simple filling, according to the Consumer Reports National Research Center, is $141 dollars for those with insurance and double for those without.
Here are ten ways you can lower your dental costs, saving hundred of dollars a year on procedures.
Many freelancers and small business owners have scored free dental care by offering a service or product of equal or greater value to their dentist. For example, at the annual O+ Festival in Kingston, New York, artists and medical professionals exchange the art of medicine for the medicine of art.
Patients shouldn't be shy about asking a dentist to barter. In addition to artwork, you may be able to convince your dentist to swap services forRead More »from 10 Ways to Save at the Dentist