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10 MAY 2018

The affordable way to care for your teeth

Give your teeth the care they deserve, without leaving a huge hole in your wallet.

For the thousands of Australians who have health insurance, ensuring your teeth look fantastic is no problem at all. According to 2018 Australian Health Insurance Statistics, almost 56%1 of Australians have purchased extras cover – with most claims being for dental services. In the last quarter of 2016 alone, private health funds paid out $619 million for their clients’ teeth. However, private health insurance is not something all Australians can afford. So what do you do if you’re flying solo and you want your teeth to be tip top? Pacific Smiles has the solutions.

Enjoy fixed price perks

First, the good news: going to the dentist doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg (or even a mouthful of pearly whites). Why? It’s all about the even-better news: a variety of Pacific Smiles’ centres are now offering a fixed price for an examination, scale, clean, fluoride and x-rays. All you have to do is contact your local Pacific Smiles Dental centre to find out more. Even better, having six-monthly or yearly checkups means your dentist can help you stay on top of your dental health, helping to reduce the risk of any potential issues down the track.

Embrace prevention

It may seem like a no-brainer, but the more you look after your teeth the more you can help to significantly reduce your chances of requiring expensive dental work. Cavities? Plaque? Root Canal? All hazards that can be diminished with your old friends, toothbrush and co. To make the most of at-home dental care, brush twice daily without fail, using a fluoride toothpaste, floss at least once a day, and check in with your dentist on a regular basis to make sure your teeth are on the right track (at least once a year). As a dentist might say – it’s not caring for your teeth that’s pricey – it’s neglecting them. Toothbrush, anyone?

Want teeth that look brilliant (without the hefty price tag)? Visit pacificsmilesdental.com.au to find your nearest centre and make an appointment. With numerous locations offering a comprehensive range of services, you’re guaranteed to find the exceptional care and expertise you deserve.

 


1 https://www.finder.com.au/health-insurance-statistics See stat under Consumer and Health insurance subhead: 55.7% of Australians have purchased extras cover.