Annual dental visits help prevent issues like cavities, gum disease and tooth loss. So why are so Americans skipping regular dental checkups? Is it fear, forgetfulness, or is dental care being delayed due to cost? Dental care is affordable. Here’s what you need to know and how to get back on track with professional dental services.
On a tight budget, dental work is one of the first health care needs to be eliminated. Unfortunately, retired senior citizens who have lost their employer-provided health and dental insurance are affected most. Medicare typically does not cover most routine dental care, and Medicaid tends to offer limited plans that vary by State.
Oftentimes cost is the leading cause of why older Americans are skipping regular dental appointments, right when their teeth need attention most. According to the American Dental Association, the demographic of adults 65 years of age and older is growing and is likely to become a large patient base for dental practices in coming years. The cost of ignoring dental care adds up over time. Consistent dental checkups are not only affordable, they can help treat and prevent serious oral problems from starting.
Older Americans aren’t the only ones struggling. According to an updated CNBC report, of more than 2,000 U.S. adults surveyed, 54% said they had delayed care for themselves because of cost. Of those surveyed, 10% said they delayed dental care for their children due to financial constraints.
We understand affordability is important when it comes to oral health. From regular cleanings, to dentures/partials, sedation dentistry and dental implants, Three Rivers Dental offers professional dentistry services with the care you deserve. At Three Rivers Dental, we provide financing options including affordable fees, interest-free and long-term payment plans to help make quality dental care affordable.
When it comes to affordable dental care, our dental professionals are here to help. Learn how affordable quality dental care really is. Book your appointment at Three Rivers Dental today. We’re conveniently located throughout the Pittsburgh area in Greentree, Cranberry, Greensburg, and Jennerstown.