Discounted Dental Treatment – Do’s and Don’ts.

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Today we’re looking at Discounted Dental Treatments.

In recent weeks on the Defacto Dentists Blog, we’ve been looking at the do’s and don’ts of teeth whitening and buying dental products online. From charcoal whitening powders being pushed on Instagram by our favourite Instagram stars, to beauty salons offering illegal whitening.


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But what about discounted dental treatment?


With the rise of discount sites such as  Wowcher and Groupon, every business wants a piece of the discount-loving audience. Everyone loves a bargain and more and more people are browsing on discounts and deal sites such as these to save a bit of money here and there. Originally, these sites boasted restaurant deals, cheap cocktail offers and spa-day savings. Now we’re seeing concert tickets, tattoo sittings and even dental treatments on discount sites.

But can we really trust half price scale and polishes? Should you opt for Invisible Braces that are on offer at only a fraction of their normal price? What about teeth whitening for only £50?


As with everything, the choice is yours.


To make the right choice, we want to let you know of a few things you should consider before opting for discounted treatment:


  • Look at the price – What is the discounted price compared to the full price that other dental practices are offering? If the saving looks too good to be true, it probably is.


  • Look at the value for money – if the treatment is cheap, it may mean that the products used are cheap too. More often than not, cheaply done treatments aren’t as effective and tend not to last.


  • Be aware of hidden costs – The deals might look really tempting, but read the small print. All credible dentists will perform check-ups prior to the treatment and it might be the case that you need a visit to the hygienist or some fillings first. Suddenly, the deal isn’t making you as big a saving as you first though.


  • Read Reviews – If you haven’t heard of the practice before, it’s a good i and the reviews aren’t shining, it’s probably safer to avoid the practice.



These discount sites, although good for making a saving for a night out with pals, aren’t the best for buying dental treatments.

We really recommend you use a trusted dental practice, one that isn’t offering sometimes challenging and intricate treatments at a bargain price.

You can still have cosmetic treatment – just spread the cost!


If you are interested in cosmetic treatments but are worried about the cost and don’t want to rely on saving sites, it is worth noting that many practices are beginning to offer 0% finance options. This means you can spread the cost over a time period that suits you with no added interest. Speak to your dentist if this is something you’d consider and see if they offer a payment plan that suits you.


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We can help you.


If you’re still looking for the perfect dentist, or are looking into cosmetic treatment, we can help you. On our website, we have over 6,000 Dental Practices waiting to help you. All you have to do is search your location and select any relevant treatments from the checklist on the left. Then, browse your options. Read reviews from other patients, look at the practices and have a look at what treatments are on offer. After that, simply pick the practice that suits you best.




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