Dental One Associates of Fayetteville
410 N Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville, GA 30214

Cut costs the next time you’re at the dentist

Cut costs the next time you're at the dentist

As you've probably noticed, visiting the dentist can be an expensive endeavor. Even simple cleanings can end up costing hundreds of dollars, especially if the dentist discovers that there is something wrong with your teeth or gums. A trip to the dental office can be particularly expensive if you are one of the estimated 100 million Americans who does not have dental insurance. While the Affordable Care Act is set to provide dental coverage to children, adults will still have to fund their own dental care, so many people have been skipping regular trips to the dentist in order to save money.

This is a poor practice, since studies have shown that getting regular cleanings not only reduces the risk of gum disease and tooth decay, but may also lower your chances of developing heart disease. Furthermore, a dentist can screen for serious conditions such as oral cancer, which is often caught in later stages because people do not visit the dental health professional to get screened, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Rather than skipping out on important trips to the dentist or ignoring mouth pain, you should look into all of the ways that you can save money on oral care.

Visit the dentist twice year
First, the best way to save on dental care is to get preventive work done twice a year. Fox News recently spoke to Keith Libou, chief dental officer at Dental Care Alliance, who explained why regular trips to the dentist can save you money in the long run.

"If you go in for routine check-ups it gives doctors the opportunity to make early diagnoses," Libou told Fox News. "If a cavity is developing or anything is happening, the dentist can identify things early, which is almost always less costly as opposed to after it has progressed and becomes a more complicated procedure."

If you let a problem go on too long, then it can turn into an issue that will be far more expensive to treat. For example, while filling a cavity can be a fairly simple and inexpensive procedure, if you don't get it filled and allow tooth decay to persist then you may end up needing a root canal, which is a pricier and more extensive process.

Get a discount dental plan
Another excellent way to save at the dentist's office is to look into discount dental plans as an alternative to insurance. When you have one of these plans, you pay a flat rate of about $100 a year (far less expensive than the estimated $600 a year you'll spend on individual dental insurance), and have access to a wide network of dentists that will work for the reduced fee. According to Libou, people can save an average of 60 to 70 percent on the costs of preventive care like x-rays and exams and 20 percent on more extensive work

Choose the right dentist
Money Crashers magazine recommends that if you want to save on dental work, then you want to make sure to choose the right dental health professional. This means that instead of picking any old dentist out of the phone book, you should request price lists from a number of dentists to compare them and find the most affordable one. According to the news source, you shouldn't be surprised to find that you'll see a wide range of prices, which is why you're better off not choosing the first one that comes along.

Brush and floss regularlyFinally, taking good care of your teeth while your at home by brushing twice a day and flossing at least once can help save on dental care by helping prevent serious issues.

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My Hygienist, Donna, was professional, thorough and accommodating.
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Very courteous!
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Professional staffing. Convenient location. Short waiting time.
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Michele was very good and personable.
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My dental visit went very well. Dr Jo is one fine dentist. Filling my tooth went well and all my dread was for nothing.
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Everything, I was a big chicken now Dr. Perez is so gentle I fall asleep in his chair and Dennis is a sweet doll baby. I'm never leaving. Lol
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MY EXPERINCE WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND INFORMATIVE
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Dr. Perez and staff are exceptional!
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Pleasant experience with no suprises.
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The experience was good.no long wait period,always answered questions. Will recommended to others.
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Dr. Jo is the best! He truly cares about his patients.
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I had not bee to the dentist in years and was a little scepticle about a Dental chain, thinking they may try to sell me on doing major work. I was […]
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friendly environment
Janet G.
The service was good with very little wait time. The staff members were polite and professional.
Patricia C.
Thank you for having Toni on staff. She does a great job.
William S.
Great place to find all your dental needs.
Regina A.
I receive good care as well as customer service.
Pat C.
Friendly staff, love Dr. Johanson and Donna, hygienist, very professional, engaged me in conversation, etc.
Patricia D.
Friendly and professional. Staff willing to adust appointments around my work schedule.
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Crown fell out able to get an appointment right away.
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They have convenient hours and friendly staff.
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I love Fayetteville Dental One Associates...Keep up the great work guys.
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Very friendly and professional service was provided
Angela J.
Dr. Jo is the best; he goes the extra mile for his patients.
Brenda S.
My appointment time was honored -and the dentist kept me informed during the procedure.
Robin E.
I was feeling terrified to have the procedure done, that I put it off for so long. After pushing myself to get it done, I was pleasantly surprised at […]
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Excellent customer service and professionalism. Worked with me when I was in awful pain to try and find a solution. They were patient and you could […]
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I have been a patient for a long time and the people that are in the office are wonderful. The hygienists the I have had are the best. I recently had […]
Nancy D.
The app went well did not wait long
Guy H.
Dr. Martindale was awesome; always very polite, listens to your concerns, provides feedback, and gets you in & out in a flash!
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The staff/assistants are Wonderful. Dr. Perez is Awesome. Thank you for being so thoughtful and warm to your clients,.
Angelia W.
Dr. Perez is the best. Hands down. I've had some kinda extensive work done in my mouth.... root canal, crown, fillings, etc and the worst part about […]
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My dental hygienist was very quick, efficient and pleasant and she didn't have an assistant.
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Very good and thorugh service...
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Great Dentist office....
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Great staff and customer service
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The doctors, nurses and office staff are always very friendly and professional, they put me at ease and make a pleasant experience.
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Ashley D.
Dentist was phenominally friendly and my filling was absolutely painless. All employees were genuine and professional and answered all of my […]
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Great Place Dr. Johannson is the Best
Tom C.
I was extremely pleased with the care and service I received. I truly, have never received care like that at a dentist office before. They we're […]
Candice H.
Always a pleasure, staff is patient, knowledgeable and very courteous!
Tiffany H.
Really enjoy this office! The hygienist, Gina was so sweet and so very gentle with my teeth. I really appreciate that and hope she has a long career […]
Sally T.
I have only had cleanings at this location so far, but the people at this office are super nice, helpful, and professional. : - )
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It was a great experience as usual.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (678) 228-8348
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