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Don't Let Cost Rot Your Teeth- Affordable Dental Care for All

By Elisha Neubauer

You don't have insurance, so you can't afford appropriate dental care, right? Wrong.

According to Holly Burgin, office manager of Burgin Dentistry, there are ways to get affordable dental care, without or without insurance.

"Dental health can be looked at like a window to the rest of the body and how healthy you are," details Burgin. "Our mouth is full of bacteria, most of which are harmless. Our immune system and the way we take daily care of our mouth, such as with brushing and flossing, keeps these bacteria under control."

She continues, saying, "However sometimes, harmful bacteria become uncontrollable and infections may lead to tooth decay and gum disease and research can show that these things can be related to heart disease, stroke and diabetes." She adds, "Simply put, oral health means more than just an attractive smile, it can affect your entire body."

Managing your dental health is just as important as keeping your body healthy. Your teeth and gums are part of your body, so why would you neglect them? Especially when, with just a little research, you can find ways of reducing the cost of the care. "There are so many ways to get the right dental care, you just have to know where to find the answers you need," says Burgin. "We offer multiple companies that offer financing for dental care."

One nationwide company, for example, offers 0% financing in which everyone gets approved. "It allows the patient to pay a low monthly amount and get the dental care that they need, when they need it," Burgin states. "Our office also uses Care Credit, which is a credit card for health and dental needs and if the amount is paid off in 12-18 months, it is 0% financing as well." Both companies, she tells us, have been wonderful partners to the Burgin Dentistry office and, as she says, patients love them.

To avoid having to finance major dental procedures, Burgin has a few tips to help limit complications before they start. "We recommend brushing for two minutes every morning and every night, right before bed," Burgin explains. "Every 6 months, we recommend coming into the office and getting a routine checkup by Dr. Burgin and a cleaning by our hygienist."

The office also offers (and recommends) sealants for children. "These help in the prevention of cavities, as does as regular fluoride," she says. "We recommend staying away from cokes and sweets as much as possible; however, we do LOVE some sweets every now and then," she laughs. "Moderation is key."

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