Some people may find that going to the dentist every year to have something pulled, capped, crowned, or fixed can be a burden on your schedule and your wallet. Although you might not become a millionaire, there are several ways that you can save money by just brushing your teeth regularly. These tips can be implemented into your life today to help you save a little extra money at the end of each year.
Use Less Water While Brushing Your Teeh
Along with being one of the most common ways to save money while brushing your teeth, turning off the water while you are not actively using it can save money on your water bill. When you do not turn off the water, while it's not in use during brushing, you are using up to two gallons each time you brush. This is a waste of water when you only need about half of a gallon to effectively brush your teeth. Adding in the cost of the water and how much it costs to dispose of the used water, or sewage, your water bill will have a noticeable drop in it once you implement this tip.
Purchase Toothbrushes or Toothbrush Heads in Bulk
This tip is ideal for those who have a big family, or a lot of people in their household that they are responsible for. When purchasing a single toothbrush you are paying more out of pocket than if you were to purchase a pack of five toothbrushes. Even if you are living alone, purchasing toothbrush or toothbrush heads in bulk can save you time and money in the long run. It is recommended that you change out your toothbrush, or toothbrush head, each quarter, or every three months. With this in mind, buying in bulk could save you the time it takes to purchase individuals and the gas it would take to drive back and forth to the store each time a toothbrush needed replacing.
Set Up a Schedule for Brushing Teeth
For people who live in a large household, brushing teeth may be a hassle. Depending on the number of bathrooms that you have, you could be using triple the amount of water needed multiplied by the number of bathrooms that you have in use throughout the day. Setting up a schedule for each person to be able to brush their teeth with a partner can eliminate some of the water wasting and the amount of time that the bathrooms are taken up. Although it may not seem like it will save you money, it can by having two people using the running water at a time.
Each person will have their own ways of brushing their teeth to save time and money, but overall your teeth should not suffer for you wanting to add money back into your pocket. Brushing regularly, two to three times a day or after each meal, can save you money in itself. The less problems that your teeth have, the less time you will need to spend sitting in a dentist's chair. Your insurance might cover some of the procedures, but chances are there will be out of pocket costs to fix something that could have been avoided with regular brushing, rinsing, and flossing. It is ideal to stick to a regular routine, whether you are living alone or have a house full of people living with you.
Contact our offices today at (512) 506-9889 to speak with a professional regarding your brushing habits and other dental issues that you may be experiencing.