Reducing the cost of dental care

What is the best way to reduce the cost of dental care?

The absolute best way to keep costs down is to see your dentist regularly.  It may sound like a cliché; however, not seeing a dentist can easily lead to more expensive dentistry.  A small cavity or fractured filling can many times be restored with just a filling.  I often hear “I’m not having any problems”, though when there is a “problem” it results in root canals, crowns, or at worst extractions.  Also, when possible, think long term. Large old fillings and fractured teeth need more than just the patch of a filling.  Cheaper dentistry may sound desirable but needs to be replaced quicker and is not as durable.  Remember, the bitter taste of poor quality lingers long after the sweet taste of low price is gone.