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Cut the costs of routine dentistry in 2013


Let’s face it, at this point, spending money has become synonymous with the holiday season. By the time December has ended, many North Carolina residents aren’t exactly surprised to find that they have exceeded their budgets on impulse purchases or last-minute gifts.

As a result, this spending may adversely affect the 2013 budgets of those in Cary, Wake Forest and other cities and towns in metropolitan Raleigh. However, these residents should take steps to ensure that their health and wellness spending isn’t affected by their improper budgeting.

To cut costs, the experts at Fox Business recently published an article about saving money at the dentist. The article suggested that dental patients consider the following ideas, some of which may offer better quality than others.

One money-saving ideas the source recommends is scheduling routine checkups. When dentists are able to identify issues earlier, they can provide low-cost treatments before problems get out of hand. For example, the source notes that if a cavity is caught early, it will require a less complicated, and therefore less costly, procedure.

But, while certain suggestions like finding discount plans and checking out dental schools can have some benefits, other ideas such as looking abroad for dental destinations could be a recipe for disaster.

Rather than traveling to Costa Rica for emergency dental work, North Carolina residents should look for an experienced dentist at home that can offer flexible payments. Those who can’t find affordable dentistry in the Raleigh area, may simply be looking in the wrong place. At the offices of Dr. Thomas E. Cooke, we accept most forms of insurance and CareCredit financing.

Call our office at 919-872-1700 for more information today.