8 ways to save on dental care costs

Skipping the dentists chair, like skipping the doctors office when youre sick, to save money can have major repercussions on both your health and your wallet.

Even if you have dental insurance, your deductible and copayments can quickly add up. But putting off dental care can lead to bigger problems. Left untreated, a small cavity can eventually lead to tooth loss, an abscess to a major infection. Finding ways to get affordable dental care now will save your mouth and your money in the future.

The high cost of avoiding dental care

According to the nationally representative Childrens Dental Health Project Survey released earlier this year, 37 percent of respondents or a r