Have you wanted to transform your smile with cosmetic dental treatments like whitening or veneers, but you keep putting it off because of the cost? Think you can’t afford to have a smile you love showing off? Think again! With just a few small adjustments to your everyday lifestyle, you can have the money you need to brighten, whiten, or straighten your smile in no time at all.
“But how do I live without my shows?” you may be asking. Well, with streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, and now even HBO Go, you can stop paying that outrageous cable bill and opt instead for a small monthly fee that gives you access to hundreds, thousands, of shows and movies. Watch on your computer or with the help of a Blu-ray player (many now come equipped with built-in WiFi and movie apps) or a Roku.
Plan (& Prep) Your Meals
Planning out your weekly menu of lunches and dinners can help you save money you didn’t even realize you were wasting. And if you buy all you need and prep everything in advance, you don’t even have an excuse to go rogue! That money you’re spending on lunches out adds up fast, and tack on dinners on those nights you just don’t feel like cooking, and suddenly you’re out a lot of moolah you could be saving up for those porcelain veneers you wanted.
Skip the Starbucks
Not only is the coffee bad for your pearly whites, but spending $3-4 on a coffee most mornings means you’re draining your piggy bank of the money you could have used to liven up your smile. Cut back to only a day or two a week – make it a special treat – and not only will your teeth thank you, but your wallet will, too! If you absolutely must get your caffeine fix, make your coffee at home and take it with you in a travel mug. You’ll save a lot buying your coffee in bulk, too, so skip the one-cup-wonder machines.
Just a couple of changes to your routine can make a world of difference in your budget and allow you to set aside money for a smile makeover. Don’t forget, we also offer the Kildaire Family Dental Plan, which can save you money on most of your family’s dental needs. Let Dr. DeSaix and the Kildaire Family Dental team help you get the smile of your dreams!