In today’s world, having a family is expensive.  Medical and dental treatments often top the list of expenses. Many Americans don’t receive the treatment they need for their teeth because they fear the cost of the procedure. If you have the option to purchase a dental insurance plan through your work or on your own, we want to show you how it can make your treatments more affordable. June 28th is Insurance Day, and we have several ways that dental insurance can make your treatments more affordable.


Preventative Care

Most dental insurance plans will cover a large portion of cleanings and check-ups. This makes it easier for patients, like yourself, to come in regularly to check for cavities or other oral health problems. When problems are diagnosed and identified sooner, then serious consequences can be avoided because treatment can start sooner. If a check-up or exam costs you less money out of pocket, you are more likely to keep up on a strict regimen of care that provides long-term benefits.


Gum Disease Prevention

Gum disease is a condition that often gets out of control before you even realize you have it. In its mildest form, gum disease may just cause swelling and bleeding of the gums, but left unchecked can lead to missing teeth and serious infection in the mouth. Regular visits to your dentist in Pacific Beach, CA, give you peace of mind that gum disease is not an issue, and saves you money by avoiding expensive treatments down the road.


Emergency Treatment

You can’t always plan for dental treatments, and emergencies come when you aren’t ready. Dental insurance can provide you with access to an emergency dentist that may save your teeth in case of an injury that damages your mouth. Rather than worrying about the bills, you can focus on protecting your smile.


Other Financial Options

If you don’t have dental insurance, or you can’t cover the remaining balance after the insurance payout, we offer third-party financing at the office of Drs. Brian Altrock and Christine Fabb. Don’t put off dental treatments you need when we can help you with financing.