There are now several online options to buy a dental exam or fill a prescription online.
Here’s what you need to know about them.
How much do you need for a dental appointment?
Dental care can be pricey, but a comprehensive dental exam is usually less than $200.
If you can afford it, you can often get it for less than that.
What types of dental care are covered?
A full exam includes a full-body X-ray, CT scan, dental extractions, root canal, crown, root canals, root bridges, gum surgery, filling of cavities, crown replacement, and crown repair.
Depending on the type of dental treatment, it may also include dental implants.
Do I need to pay for dental insurance?
If you don’t qualify for Medicaid, your state may not cover dental care.
But if you do qualify for Medicare, you may be able to receive some of the benefits if you have health insurance.
For example, if you are 65 years old or older, you will be eligible for the Medicare-based dental plan if you pay at least 75% of your income toward your insurance premiums.
You will also need to show proof of income from another source such as a disability insurance or a state pension plan.
You may also qualify for a tax credit if you get dental care through your job.
If your insurance plan doesn’t cover dental coverage, it might be possible to use your state’s health insurance marketplace.
Some insurance plans will even pay you a small premium if you purchase insurance through the exchange.
What if I need more dental care?
If your family or friends are planning a trip to Mexico or Canada, they can still get dental coverage through the U