How Much Does a Dental Exam Cost?

Can the dentist be affordable? A dental exam will cost you at least $50 in most states, with many approaching $80. For additional costs like x-rays and basic cleanings, a trip to the dentist can set you back nearly $300 if you don’t have any insurance.

Keep reading to learn how Kool Smiles makes quality dental care more affordable for everyone.

Affordable Dental Payment Options at Kool Smiles

We value the importance of dental care, especially for children. And we also understand how the cost of a basic dental exam can weigh heavily on a family. Here’s how we make dental care more affordable for those who need it:

  • We gladly accept Medicaid at each of our offices
  • We accept most major insurance plans, including State Children’s Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP)
  • We accept patients with no insurance at all, who may pay by cash or credit card
  • Patients can sign up for our CareCredit program to pay for dental exams little by little
  • We have over 120 locations across 16 states in areas that are otherwise underserved

Are Dental Exams Necessary?

It’s recommended that everyone receives a dental exam every six months. During an exam, a dentist will check for tooth decay, the health of your gums, and signs of oral cancer, diabetes, and vitamin deficiencies.

Your dentist will also pay close attention to tartar and plaque buildup. He or she may check your saliva, tongue, bite, lymph nodes, and the movement of your jaw.

Poor dental health can lead to complications in other parts of your body, such as your heart, kidneys, and digestive system. A healthy body begins with a healthy mouth and a regular dental exam can help more than just your teeth.

Get a Dental Exam at Kool Smiles Today

Don’t let the price of a dental exam keep you from coming to a dentist. Find a Kool Smiles location near you or call us to make an appointment for a dental exam.


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