I started my day off with a great feeling of saving money and accomplishing a neglected item on my to-do list. We recently made a switch to Dental insurance because braces are coming down the road (check your plan because you may have to be insured for 1 year before you are eligible for a benefit for braces.) The new insurance required me to switch to a new dentist — something I was reluctant to do.
We loved our dentist and referred many friends to her over the years, but the new dental plan would pay 100% of preventative care for one of their providers. Today I tried the new dentist, who had a gorgeous office, gentle techs, and HGTV in the treatment rooms. Sold! I walked out with nary a bill or statement . . . just a lingering feeling that I too, need an “island home” as touted on HGVT 😉 Our prior dentist was costing me about $150-200 per cleaning.
My daughter is not happy about having to leave her beloved dentist, but it does come down to FREE (after paying the insurance that is)! I was able to soften the blow with a special card from the new dentist that she can take to her orthodontist and he will give her a big Oral-B kit which includes an electric toothbrush and other dental swag for tweens. It pays to have dental friends!
Are you takin’ care of business this week too?