This post was sponsored by Chewsi as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
As a busy mom of three, I know firsthand how tough it can be to fit appointments into family schedules, especially unexpected appointments which dental visits often are. Most of you are also busy and want to know about apps that make life simpler! Today I’m going to show you how to save on dental care– with or without dental insurance.
How to Save on Dental Care
Sign up for Chewsi
Chewsi is an app that allows users to save on dental care at participating dentists. There are no monthly fees, no limits and no exclusions. There are no referrals or pre-authorizations, you pay for the services you receive, when you receive them.
- Download the app from App Store or Google Play
- Enter your personal information plus payment info
- Find a participating dentist with the Find-A-Dentist Tool
- Use the app when you pay at the completion of services. (In order to receive savings, you must pay through the app)
Chewsi covers services ranging from routine X-rays and regular cleanings to crowns and even orthodontics. Looking for affordable teeth whitening? Chewsi helps you find options. The Chewsi Cost Estimator helps you see what you’ll pay before you go to the dentist.
Are you a person who grinds their teeth and needs a Night Guard? That’s a HUGE thing for me, because apparently, I’m really good at grinding my teeth and I go through Night Guards frequently…and a few times, the dog has gotten hold of them. It’s a necessary cost, but never an inexpensive one, so I’m always game to find ways to save on that!
When I entered my payment into Chewsi, I made sure to use a rewards credit card- just another way to optimize our spending and get the most of our money! This way, I can use Chewsi to save on services not covered in our plan or when we’ve reached the limits of our plan (for example: cosmetic services like whitening).
Know your benefits
If you do have insurance, make sure you review your benefits and know what you are entitled to before heading to your appointment. It’s always good to familiarize yourself with your plan and options so you can make informed decisions!
Plan ahead when possible
If you know you’re going to need some dental work done, or even a routine cleaning, check your Chewsi app and use the Cost Estimator tool to help you estimate what the dental procedure will cost so that you can hopefully set aside some money ahead of time.
Have you downloaded the Chewsi app? I can’t believe how many dental providers in my area participate with this program! I hope it helps to save on dental care in your house!
Amy H says
I will be looking at this app! Peanut needs some fillings, but the dentist we goto (per our insurance) wont do pediatric fillings… and theres not ONE pediatric dentist within 100 miles of where we live that’s covered by our insurance.
This is a very informative post. Dental work is expensive even with insurance coverage. That app would be useful!
Lizzie Lau says
This is so interesting. I wonder if there’s something like this up in Canada. I don’t have extended medical/dental up here right now and dental can be very expensive.
Tiffany La Forge-Grau says
Dental care can get pretty pricey. It is important to stretch your finances for it!
Esther Irish says
Oh we need dental work done. Can’t wait to try this!
This sounds like a great app. I have been frustrated by the orthodontists in my area because they won’t just give me a starting quote over the phone. I really don’t have time to visit every orthodontist for an initial visit just to find out if they are in my price range.
Tami Qualls says
I have dental insurance but can’t always afford my part. My son doesn’t currently have insurance, so this will be a blessing for both of us.
Ruth I says
This app is a must have! I will be checking this out. More savings for us!
It’s nice to know there is an app out there that can help you save. I know how expensive dentist visits can be. They add up pretty quickly.
The more savings, the better. Thanks for the heads up about this app and thanks for the tips too. I’m def going to check this app out.
Chef Dennis says
Chewsi sounds like an amazing and wonderful app! It will be a great help to save for Dental Care. I will definitely check this out!
This. Is. So. Cool! OMG Why haven’t I heard about this before!? I was just saying how I need to get to a dentist because I have two way back teeth that are barely existent but it’s expensive. Going to be checking this app out asap! I can’t wait to see if it will help me save some money so I can get these teeth pulled!
Jamie H says
I’m going to have to check out Chewsi. This is the first I’ve heard of it, but with 5 people in our family, dental bills can get daunting!
Liz Mays says
Being able to find the convenient dental services and save money sounds great. I want to save as much as I can this year!
Amber Myers says
I will look into this. Dentist bills can get crazy high! I’m always on the look out for ways we can save.
I really enjoyed checking out this post. Thank you for sharing! This is my firs time learning about this site.
Melissa Chapman says
These are great tips but I hope my kids do there part and brush and floss every day. I am always thrilled when they have good checkups which cost less too.
i would love to try this- im always lookin to save some money on dental care ha