Whenever we’re surfing the internet for a “dentist near me”, one of the accompanying words is “affordable”. Because the reality is that dental visits can be exceptionally heavy on our wallets. Especially, if we don’t have insurance. Additionally, the burden is higher if our visit to the dentist is for an emergency. So finding a dentist that doesn’t disrupt our budget is imperative.
Dental insurance offers coverage which makes most dental treatments affordable. However, a survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau stated that in 2017 early 30 million Americans were uninsured. A Gallop Poll revealed that this number has only heightened – up to 14%. Most Americans put off visiting their dentist. This is because of the lack of dental insurance and high costs that are incurred as a result.
Furthermore, it must be noted that delaying a trip to the dental office only leads to worse outcomes and higher bills. Additionally, according to the AARP poor oral hygiene of people over 65 –
The Center for Disease Control states that about 47.2% of adults aged 30 years or older have some form of gum disease. With increasing ages, the number only gets worse – 70.5% of people above 65 years old suffer from gum disease.
Additionally, the risk for gum disease is higher in people who are immunocompromised (suffer from cancer, HIV/AIDS, etc.), people with poor oral hygiene, people who smoke, etc. People who have debilitating diseases like diabetes, people with defective fillings, or crooked teeth are also at a higher risk for developing gum disease.
But along with adults, children also require frequent and regular visits to the dentist. According to the CDC, 1 in 5 children between the ages of 5 and 11 have a minimum of 1 untreated decaying tooth. These lead to infection and pain which can be pretty problematic for a child.
Aside from gum disease and cavities, preventative treatment like orthodontics is especially important for children during their growing years. Around 90% of teenagers will have a form of malocclusion and will require braces at a point in their lives.
Your dentist at Brooklyn Boulevard will best advise you on how to go about treatment should it come to it.
Feel free to shop around before settling on one dentist. Additionally, when you’re visiting an office, look around to see if the environment is clean and sanitized. Your safety should come first. You can also ask questions to the attending dentist to get an idea of their education, skill level, and general outlook on providing treatment.
We aren’t denying the fact that good dental care starts in the comfort of your own home. However, a little professional help is a way to go for long-lasting oral health. Our dentists at Brooklyn Boulevard Dental offer an array of treatments and services, so you don’t have to worry about switching dental offices.
Furthermore, our dentists take continuing dental education very seriously. So they are always updated with all the advancements in the dental world. Their skill and expertise ensure that you and your loved ones are always in capable hands. We also ensure that the office staff prioritizes empathy and your comfort. We’re aware of how anxious one can get when visiting the dentist.
Servicing the twin cities, the Brooklyn Boulevard Dental Team has dentists that are approved by the American Dental Association. You can check with your insurance provider if our office is enlisted with them. If not, don’t worry. We offer an exclusive and affordable dental savings plan that allows for significant savings sans the traditional insurance hassles.
Aside from our insurance plan, Brooklyn Boulevard Dental is committed to excellence in patient care. So while it may seem too good to be true, it is. So don’t worry about those dental costs. You can visit us for treatment when you need it. Additionally, please feel free to ask our staff about payment methods and payment plans. We are more than happy to help.
Call (763)-533-8669 to book your appointment today.