Do you put off going to the dentist because you worry you can’t afford it? You may not be alone. Many people have anxiety about dental care because they fear the treatment and fear seeing the bill when treatment is complete. Don’t let the dollar blues be why you don’t receive dental care. At Von Chan, D.D.S, we hope patients never avoid dental visits. Good, quality, professional dental care is essential. It can also be affordable, and we take steps to help patients get the care they need at prices they can afford. That is why we are your affordable dentist in Petaluma CA.

We provide competitive, affordable prices, membership saving plans, and tips to help patients keep their dental costs low. We work with different insurance types, which allow patients to cover expenses. We also work with CareCredit. We’ll provide reasonable dental solutions so that you can choose which treatment makes the most sense for your dental health, aesthetics, and budget. 


You can keep your dental costs low, regardless of how much your dentist might charge. The process starts at home. If you take the best possible care of your teeth, it will show not only in your beautiful, healthy smile but also in the money you save. The better care you take of your teeth at home, the fewer professional dental visits you’ll need.

Dr. Von Chan believes in the preventative dentistry approach. She’d rather provide you with home dental care tips than have you pay for lots of dental services. Preventative dentistry is usually less expensive than reactive dentistry.

To help keep the dentist away, we recommend some excellent, essential dental hygiene tips. You should brush and floss at least twice daily when possible. Always brush before going to bed, and don’t forget to change your toothbrush about every two to three months. Otherwise, your toothbrush bristles can become too soft and less effective. Rinse with a fluoridated mouthwash, and try to limit your dietary intake of sugary or acidic foods, which can promote tooth decay. Take care when biting into foods that might break your teeth, such as hard candy or popcorn. 


Another way to save on dental bills is to keep current with your dental cleanings and examinations. We recommend a dental checkup about twice per year. Keeping your teeth cleaned professionally enhances your home care habits by preventing the types of dental problems which can be costly. And during your routine examinations, we can spot potential dental issues before they become painful and expensive to treat. 

No matter how well you take care of your teeth, you may still have dental issues such as the occasional cavity. This is another area where Dr. Chan can help. She offers affordable, competitive prices on the treatment you need. This is especially helpful if you don’t have dental insurance. If you have insurance, we accept most major dental insurances. We also accept CareCredit payments to help you finance your dental care. Just contact our dental office for details. 

Dr. Chan provides various treatment options when possible so that you can choose from more than one recommendation. It would be best if you didn’t choose a dental treatment based on its price alone. You should prioritize how that solution will affect your dental health, functionality, and aesthetic concerns. But if you’re on the fence about two dental options that provide similar results, such as dentures vs. dental implants, the lower price of one option might be a good deciding factor. 

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about our tips, recommendations, or services. As long as you practice the basic home care dental hygiene tips, you’re on the right track toward saving on your dental bills. You can take those savings further by participating in our membership saving plans or the CareCredit program. It also helps to have flexibility in choosing between similar recommendations. 


Affordable Dentist in Petaluma CA

We strive to provide the highest quality dental service and competitive, affordable prices no matter which option you choose. Reach out to us today, and find out how you can benefit from savings that will make you smile.