Friday, September 28, 2007

My not so frugal dental visit

I went to a new dentist yesterday for a cleaning that two of my kids are going to now. I had switch dentists because I thought the old one was a little shady (some charges for procedures never done on dates we haven't been there and when I challenged it, sorry wrong client. If it happened once, but happened a few times) and I really didn't like his demeanour. It has been almost 2 years since my last dental appointment.

Good news no cavities!

Bad news I have Periodontal (Gum) Disease which isn't a big surprise to me. A dentist years ago mention to me I will probably have it in my late 30s.... Also it is hereditary and my mom has had it.

I have two deep scaling cleanings scheduled for late October and November. It will cost me about $300 out of pocket. Luckily we have just about that amount in our health saving account to cover it.

Bottom line I need to be more proactive in making my 6 month cleanings. My dental insurance covers 2 cleanings a year.


Jendeis said...

My husband has the same problem and has to have those deep cleanings every couple of months.

Our dentist recommended switching from Listerine to a non-alcohol based mouthwash, like Crest Pro-Health (which I'm always seeing coupons for!). Good luck!

Frugal Work at home mom said...

Thanks so much! I will check that out for the crest pro health.