KEEP YOUR SMILE AND SAVE
Many Americans would rather be just about anywhere but a dentist's chair. About 7 in 20 adults (35 percent) didn't visit the dentist at all in 2016 (the most recent survey year), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Thankfully the number is much lower for children — around 15 percent.) The reasons for avoiding the dentist are many, but not the least of them is the cost, especially for patients not covered by insurance or government programs. Here are 14 ways to save a bundle on dental expenses.