Showing posts with label teeth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label teeth. Show all posts

Monday, June 15, 2015

High Costs Of Both Having And Not Having Dental Insurance

There is an article at by Elizabeth Renter that you can read at this link:

I found this article because of my google plus dental health group.    Dr.

Howard M. Steinberg posted it.  

I read the article and the author points out that there can be huge costs associated with lack of proper dental care, including preventive treatment.  

A quote from a quote in the article states:

"Their reasons for delaying or forgoing care: high costs and lack of price transparency, according to the 2013 U.S. Survey of Dental Care Affordability and Accessibility (linked to attribute report). But like forgoing health care, neglecting oral health could be a costly exercise in denial."

Dental care costs are indeed high and many people fear that they are going to be told that they need to spend thousands of dollars for this treatment or another.   So, patients are naturally frightened.  

I also think there is an underlying feeling among many patients that they might be cheated by their dental health care provider.  And I suspect this is something that is more pervasive than many would care to think or admit.   

There is an article about this at Dental Fear Central:

I recommend reading that entire article.  

I suspect that patients are afraid that their ignorance about health care matters can be taken advantage of.  It's sort of like going to a mechanic for your car.  You are always wondering if you really need that $1500 dollars worth of work done on your car - or in this case - your teeth.  

Experiment You Can Try

So, what I'm about to share with you won't help your confidence much, but it does underscore the hidden fears that I think a lot of dental patients have.   (Whether they consciously recognize the source of the fear or not).  

If you were to go to a dentist and he were to tell you that you have 8 cavities for example, how would you feel if you immediately went to another dentist who said you only had 3 cavities?  And what if you went to a third dentist who didn't find any cavities?  

If you think that scenario or others similar to it don't happen, then try the experiment yourself.   You can go to three different dentists and you might find out that they all have very different ideas of what kind of work needs to be done and / or to what extent.  

High Costs And Lack Of Price Transparency

"Their reasons for delaying or forgoing care: high costs and lack of price transparency, according to the 2013 U.S. Survey of Dental Care Affordability and Accessibility (linked to attribute report). But like forgoing health care, neglecting oral health could be a costly exercise in denial."    

I wish that some focus would go into reducing those costs and helping patients feel more confident that they won't be taken advantage of.   

I think that if that were accomplished, dentists would see more patients visiting their practices and more patients would feel better about visiting their dentists.  

But, I fear that is not the reality for many people. 

I hope things can improve and get better on all fronts.  It would be great for dentists to have happier patients and for those patients to have more trust in their dentists.  

Please share your thoughts below on this topic.  


PS: one of the most powerful tools for home use that can help promote healthy gums is this one!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

You Don't Want To Lose Any More Teeth?

I don't blame you!  You hate the pain, the recovery and the cost of a replacement.  There is nothing to like about losing a tooth. 

That's why it is important that you keep as many as you possibly can.  Besides, it is better for your body too!  

Love your teeth and keep as many as you can!

One piece of the secret puzzle is this special device.

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If you are not sure why - give me a call at 888-586-6849 and I'll do my best to help you understand.   

Just because you never heard of this before, doesn't mean anything.  Some secrets are right out in the open!   

Here is a pic of it:


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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Stealing Gold Filled Teeth From Corpses For Profit

This is a gruesome thing! 

Read the details here:

This is a very sad thing to see happen.  But, I'm am VERY certain it isn't the first time.  

The lure of selling the gold is probably very high.  But it is still bad. 

Please leave those who have passed through death to rest in peace!  You don't need to take their gold even if they don't need it anymore. 

hydro floss is better than others that I am aware of


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Does Getting Old Mean That You Must Lose Teeth?

No, it does not.  Unfortunately, many people have the ill conceived notion that it is 'normal' to lose teeth with age.

The primary cause of tooth loss is gum disease.  Over time, gum disease does more and more damage, making it more likely to lose a tooth.

This perception that lost teeth must come with age is erroneous.  The real problem is gum disease.  Yet, most people do not know they have it.

On the other hand, dental professionals often say that 75% of people have some gum disease right now.  That's 3 out of every 4 people!   Do you really think you are in the minority 25%?  Are you sure?

It pays to educate yourself about this problem.

The book What You Should Know About Gum Disease can help you to understand what this is and what you can start to do about it.    (price alert: at the time of this writing, you can get this book NEW for as low as $9 here - but that might not be the case by the time you read this!).

You know, it is a strange thing when you have people believing that it is natural to lose teeth with age.  This is one of those big misconceptions that seem to plague our human race.   Ignorance is not bliss.

You can also get this free guide on conquering gum disease.  

Whatever you do,  try do either educate yourself or take action right away.

Why not do your utmost to save / keep your teeth for your whole life instead of thinking that you must lose them?

should you lose your teeth when you get old?


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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

What's More Important To You - Your Teeth Or Your Clothes?

What's More Important To You - Your Teeth Or Your Clothes? 

How Would You Answer This Question?   Comment Below 

* no one is asking you to give up either.   If you want to protect your teeth to the maximum extent, check this out. 

gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss. 

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owhat's more important your clothes or your teeth.