Dental services are normally not covered by a traditional health insurance plan or Medicare. Dental care can be very expensive. It is therefore very important to consider your dental options and obtain appropriate care for you and your family.
Fortunately, people without employer provided dental insurance can still obtain an individual dental insurance plan. You can compare a number of different individual dental insurance policies and find the best one for you at eHealthInsurance.
Alternatively, you can also obtain a discount dental plan, which are an increasingly popular alternative to traditional dental insurance. With discount dental plans, you generally pay an annual membership somewhere between $75 and $200 (or alternatively, small monthly fees) in exchange for access to highly discounted care from participating dentists.
You can compare a number of discount dental plans at DentalPlans.com.
For additional dental insurance/dental discount plan information, see our Dental Insurance articles in the Personal Finance section of the site.