My day began with an 8am dentist appointment. X-rays, 5 minutes with my dentist, and then 45 minutes of hygiene.
Most people hate the dentist. I hated the dentist for a long time myself. I’m fancy I neglected my teeth as a young adult. For like 10 years.
I’m lucky I didn’t lose them.
But I made a change and have brushed and flossed faithfully ever since. Then I went crazy and spent a bunch of money on orthodontics and got them straightened.
So now I am not the least bit nervous or worried when I see the dentist. My daily practices have made these routine visits much more pleasant.
Also I have lifetime whitening with this dentist. I shelled out $75 a couple of years ago and now all the treatments are covered.
So here’s the thing. I love my hygienist and my dentist and their staff. But they are not in my network and they won’t file my claim.
I dropped over $250 today and now I have to fill out a bunch of paperwork to get some of my money back. Not even all of it. This is frustrating.
It turns out that when I looked online to find dentists in my network, there are over 150 providers in a 20 mile radius.
So now, the question is, how much does loyalty cost me? H
And more questions. How much of a hassle is to find a new dentist and hygienist? How much does it matter how great they are when I see them twice a year?
How many free whitening treatments equals the hassle and cost difference in the “out of network” plan?
These are legit questions. I’ll research more and keep you posted.
So, back to my theme, what did I learn today? That good daily habits pay off, and maybe loyalty does too. And that I’m a lucky girl if this is my biggest challenge today. Seriously.
Thanks for reading, until tomorrow,