February is National Children’s Dental Month. Using simple couponing strategies, here’s how you’ll never pay more than a quarter for toothpaste or toothbrushes.
The first step is to clip dental-related coupons from your Sunday newspaper inserts. Visit the websites and Facebook pages of Crest, Colgate and Arm & Hammer to find additional coupons.
The second step is timing — when to use the coupons is essential. Take advantage of Super Coupon or Triple Coupon events to get the biggest value.
Third, watch for special rewards from drug stores. Find opportunities to earn Extra Care Bucks (CVS), UP Rewards (Rite Aid) or Balance Rewards (Walgreens).
Dental insurance: Deal or no deal?
The simple answer: It depends. If you have had dental issues and have lots of dental work that needs to be done, then dental insurance might be the best way to take care of your family’s needs.
If you have good dental health, then consider just paying for your cleaning. If you are a self-pay patient, discuss a cash discount and question the priority of needed work. If major work is needed, ask about a payment plan.
If your company offers a Flexible Savings Plan, designate tax-free income for medical and dental expenses.
Use baking soda to clean your teeth. Wet your toothbrush then cover with baking soda, brush for two minutes and rinse.
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