Tesco Dental Insurance finds rising costs are eating into dental care

04 June 2009 / by Rachael Stiles
Research from Tesco Dental Insurance has found that the rising cost of dental care is deterring people from visiting the dentist, potentially putting their health at risk.

Now that NHS dental care has become so difficult to find, and this situation is only getting worse, Tesco dental insurance has revealed that coupled with the increasing cost of care outside the NHS means people are simply avoiding going to the dentist at all.

The study revealed that 42 per cent of Britons are put off going to the dentist because of the cost. In London, this figure rises to two-thirds of people, with 14 per cent of Londoners paying in excess of £300 for dental treatment in the last 12 months.

Jeremy Sutton, head of Tesco Dental Insurance, urges Brits not to avoid getting the care they need by not going to the dentist because of the cost.

Instead of foregoing the treatment required, or Mr Sutton recommends that they consider taking out dental health insurance to help with the cost.

"Given the current economic situation many people are worried about spending money," he said, but, he urges, "Receiving important dental treatment is essential to overall health as well as oral health.

"Premiums for Tesco Dental Insurance start from just £9.95 a month and can help manage the costs of dentist bills."

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