No dental insurance :(

I called the dentist and just for looking at the cavity his charging $80 geesh! just for looking at it and then giving me an estimate!

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    09/12/14
    5Tabitha
    Fermented cod liver oil heals cavaties so does magesium. It's healed mine and is regrowing the enamel on Eva's. Earthpaste (natural toothpaste) is doing wonders, too.
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    09/12/14
    where can I buy that? do i just pour it in the cavity? I wonder it works even if the cavity is big?
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    09/12/14
    5Tabitha
    Eat it. Take a spoonful of FCLO up to three times a day. I got all three from vitacost, their brand is cheaper and the same thing. Magnesium comes in pill form, so take recommended on bottle, or buy flakes (and/or) and soak in bath with them. It's healing the cavaties I've had for years. I'm having fillings fall out and teeth not sore that have had fillings for years. The midwife looked when I was pregnant with Grace and said there's new growth.
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    09/13/14
    Melissa Middleton
    I did not know that. I need to try it. I heard clove oil helps stop tooth pain, too. I prefer natural remedies myself.
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    09/13/14
    5Tabitha
    It was recommended to me by other natural-minded mommies. Eva broke her teeth off and we don't want flouride, nor can we find a dentist who will even look at her teeth without putting her under.
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      09/12/14
      Check with the health department or look up sliding pay scale dentists (they have sliding pay scale doctors as well) Sometimes you have to wait a while to get into them but when I didn't have dental insurance I was able to go to the dentist for $20 a visit and that covered anything they did. I didn't make much money at the time but they do still offer the sliding pay scale if you make more you may just have to pay a little more. They just didn't do root canals or pull teeth. But my front teeth on the top were literally falling apart and they fixed them and I think it cost me $60 for the office visits.
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        09/12/14
        Thanks, I Called some clinics and they did the sliding scale. $50 to take a look at the cavity and the xray.
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          09/12/14
          8Theresa Gould
          We haven't had dental insurance in years. Thankfully, we haven't had too many issues. I looked into the college thing for cleanings but 3-4 hours per appointment was not feasible for our family or for small children. Glad you found someplace with a sliding scale.
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            09/12/14
            Yea, and they are not going to fix anything just look!
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              09/12/14
              I forgot to mention they are asking for my ss and my son's ss I'm not sure if I'm going.
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                09/13/14
                5Tabitha
                Odd.
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                09/13/14
                to verify my sons income and mine he gets ssi . But I think its a little to much info
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                09/13/14
                Well they have to have it to make sure there isn't any other income because sadly so many people lie about it. I know it seems odd but it's the only way they can check tax records and employment records.
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                09/13/14
                5Tabitha
                Your son's income shouldn't figure into your bill in my opinion.
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                  09/13/14
                  Melissa Middleton
                  My goodness! Everything is so pricey these days.
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