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Regular Contributor
Posts: 191
Registered: ‎03-28-2010

I don't know how many of you are senior citizens but speaking as one, it totally irks me that all the things we need as we age are NOT paid for by Medicare......no dental, no eye glasses, no hearing aids!

DIdn't we work and pay into Medicare most of our lives?????

Now, my state is providing dental care to Medicaid recipients.  I understand this and think it is a mostly good thing but JEEZE!!! what about us?????

Respected Contributor
Posts: 3,806
Registered: ‎05-15-2014

Dental costs vary immensely especially due to geographics.   A dental cleaning will not cost nearly as much in a rural area as it would in the city.   It's mostly a matter of location.

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 6,012
Registered: ‎07-07-2010

My payment is $27 after insurance.

The next time that I hear salt and ice together, it better be in a margarita!
Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 5,596
Registered: ‎03-14-2010

@Sanna wrote:

@drizzella wrote:

Last time I got my teeth cleaned it cost $250. No xrays just a cleaning.


This is outrageous !!!


 

I think so too. That is why I want to find a new Dentist. 

Honored Contributor
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Registered: ‎05-22-2016

Re: Dental cleaning costs

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In addition to that clinic I mentioned, our community also has a dental institute where people can go and have work done by dentists-in-training. That's an option which some people may not know exists in their area. It pays to check and see if you have one in your area. The savings are significant.

Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,991
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Dental cleaning costs

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Two weeks ago I had my teeth cleaned and I had  X- rays and it cost me $330. The dentist I wanted to see was booked until November and since I have braces on my teeth I wanted to get my teeth cleaned.

Respected Contributor
Posts: 2,340
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

My hygienist charges $115, we don't have dental insurance. It was $105, but they added a COVID charge this year. 

Super Contributor
Posts: 326
Registered: ‎04-24-2010

I pay $130 for hygienist cleaning and follow up cursory check by the dentist. I don’t have dental insurance but am fortunate to have good teeth. I used to go every six months but have backed off to once a year and dentist said that’s fine.

Honored Contributor
Posts: 11,033
Registered: ‎09-01-2010

$89 for me in WV.

Honored Contributor
Posts: 17,060
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

I just went last week and it was $79 for the cleaning.  I go every 4 months, always have.  I just prefer it and I can skip if I need to (as I did last year).

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