I hope you have enjoyed this amazing hot summer!
This month of August, I took some much needed time to get outside and enjoy some sun-a little gardening and simply unwinding. I was thinking about taking a road trip to visit the Ocean coast.
that thought didn’t last long because I broke a tooth.
Thankfully, it wasn’t painful; but the thought of visiting a dentist was.
There’s several reasons I feel this way; the main one? I’ve been traumatized in the past by going to the dentist and I don’t have insurance.
Good reasons right?
So, this unexpected broken tooth; what will I choose to do?
Here we are at the crossroads of choices.
Due to my previous experiences, do I pretend it didn’t happen and go about my life?
Just escape reality.. Ignore it.. until it really hurts?
or, do I face it and challenge this? My choice?
I choose to face it and deal with it of course.. ….Immediately before it would get any worse.
First thing was to research the dental insurance community and find out prices and services.
Well this was disturbing to say the least; what I uncovered was upfront costs; waiting periods;
large deductibles and a treatment limit on how much would be covered per calendar year; which most of them don’t offer much.
I love to research, so I kept digging ; I found something that was different. It was a discount type of service. You pay a small upfront cost- no monthly fees; no deductible and NO ceiling on the amount of treatments done per calendar year!!
They also promoted that they would/ could pay up to 60% OFF on certain treatments.
I’m sold at this point- They were offering a 4th of July promotion with 20% OFF to enroll.
Before I enrolled, I tested the offer- I called around and interviewed Dentists; I went into one local dentist to determine the needs of my tooth and to get an estimate.
The exam revealed I needed 2 crowns. The trauma from that previous Dental experience apparently left me with a poorly seated crown that needed to be redone!
This was just 3years ago.
I’m freaked out now..
The cost to do 1 crown could be $1700.00. I’m now faced with needing 2 immediate crowns.
I asked if they gave discounts on doing 2…response- no such deals.
They did however take the discount plan; so, their fees would be 50% OFF!
That would help a lot.
It’s been proven that our gut health directly affects the health of our teeth. When I was a teenager my lifestyle contributed to the problems I’m paying for today. I ate junk- never flossed and hated going to the Dentist due to them calling me out on my oral health.
Little did I know at that time what it would cost me in the future from this behavior.
I decided on an office close to where I live. They were really nice over the phone. They have a large practice and my Dentist is well trained. She’s health conscience too. She’s into preventative dentistry. Even though… I was so scared going in- glad I did.
The work I received went fine overall.
The dentist did amazing work on my tooth. After a series of x-rays, it showed I needed a total of 4 crowns! Ka ching… Ka ching…
Did you know that crowns don’t last a lifetime? I didn’t know this… I had several crowns done years ago, and thought I was done. Well surprise- they wear out.. Just like tires on a car.
In my case it feels like I need a new car.
So, you are now wondering about this Dental discount service?
I’m so glad I found them because they are saving me a lot of money overall.
This discount service is through Dental plans They have several options to choose from.
They can include health care – eye care- if interested.
Again, you pay one set up fee for the year and that’s it! No extra costs out of pocket- no deductible-no waiting period- and NO limit per calendar year. I’m so glad I found them!
Click on the link or email | Call me for details or Sign up directly @ 1-833-430-0042
If you want to discuss anything else regarding my experience – Please feel free to reach out – I’m happy to help you.
Every challenge we encounter in life is a fork in the road.
We have plenty of choices- be selective and choose wisely!
We can find what we want; it simply takes action and to never give up!
This is the Art of Living Well.
Take good care of you and your loved ones.
Having the Best Health is worth pursuing… We DESERVE THE BEST!!!
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