The Cost Of Not Flossing

cost of not flossingIf you are anything like me, you may not want to admit that you don’t floss as often as you should.  You know if you don’t floss twice a day, you run a higher risk of tooth decay and cavities.  But do you really stop and think about the cost of not flossing your teeth? Not just the cost on your health, but on your pocketbook.

The money you lose from not flossing will make your jaw drop. Just think, the average cost of a root canal is $1500.  That’s a lot of money to throw down the drain just because you are too lazy to floss.  Some other bad habits that could cost you oodles of money in the long run are playing and texting on your phone and sitting too much.  The average cost of a lifetime of carpal tunnel syndrome treatment from being on your phone too much could be as much as $30,000.  The cost of chiropractic visits over time to treat lower back pain from sitting too much is $1600.

So the moral of the story is Floss!  Save yourself the money and pain.  And try and get rid of some of the other bad habits that will cost you lots of money too.

The Money You Lose from Not Flossing Your Teeth Will Make Your Jaw Drop | Women’s Health Magazine.

How To Save Money While In Dental School

dental schoolIt may feel impossible to build up a savings account while you are also incurring large amounts of student loan debt while attending dental school.  But it can be done!  In an article from Megan Mathers on the ASDA blog, she explains some ways to do this.

Typically it is a good recommendation for everybody to have an emergency fund that covers three to six months of their fixed costs in case they are unable to work.  It is possible to get a jump start on this savings while you are in dental school.  If you are taking out student loans to cover living expenses there are some ways you can keep spending to a minimum.  Try and keep extraneous spending down by spending on just the necessities like rent payments, utilities and groceries.

Whether you can save just $20 a week or $100 it will help you to eventually reach your goal.  Put the money in a savings account that won’t be tempting to touch. You can even try online banks such as Ally or Everbank. These offer higher interest rates than many traditional banks.

Stay positive and remember that you can do this!

How To Save For The Future While In Dental School|Mouthing Off