The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has been a hit among millennials.
But many of them are paying more than the national average for dental coverage.
Here are 10 ways to save.
Buy a cheaper plan.
In most states, dental coverage is based on age and family income.
But a few states allow a premium based on income.
This means that for younger people, a dental plan with a lower deductible might cost more than a plan with more expensive deductibles.
In some states, the cost of a high-deductible plan could be much less than that of a standard dental plan.
A young adult can expect to pay more than $3,000 a year for a standard insurance plan.
That figure is lower than the $4,000 to $6,000 that many middle-aged adults typically pay.
A high-end plan in California, for example, will cost you about $4.50 for a $2,000 deductible, or about $30 a month.
Save on prescription drugs.
You can save money by shopping around for a generic drug, which is often cheaper.
The cost of generic drugs in some states is about half what it is in the United States as a whole, according to a recent study.
The average price of a generic in California is $0.80 a pill, according the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
That’s about $20 cheaper than the average price in the state, according a 2016 study.
Pay less for emergency care.
You might not be able to find the emergency room when you need it, but it’s a good idea to get it at least once a month, according.
If you need emergency medical help for an injury or a medical condition, you should have access to the facility in your state, the American Dental Association says.
It’s also important to get access to care quickly, the association says.
Get more out of your dental care.
Some preventive care programs may require you to pay for some or all of your medical care, but you can always ask your doctor to waive your out-of-pocket cost.
The American Densist Association, which provides free health care to people over 65, says its dental program in New York City provides access to more than 500 providers, including a private dentist, an urgent care doctor, an orthodontist and a primary care dentist.
It has been available since 2008, and the group says more than 2,200 people have received the service.
The dental benefits are similar to those provided by Medicare, which pays for services like dental checkups and oral exams, and Medicaid, which covers dental and vision care.
Learn about other dental benefits.
There are many other benefits to dental care, including reducing your risk of tooth decay.
For example, it can lower the risk of infection by preventing cavities, plaque buildup in teeth, gum disease and gum disease symptoms, according in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Use dental products.
Some of the cheapest options for dental care can be used to treat more common dental conditions, like gingivitis, which affects the lining of the mouth, according with the American Society of Dental Surgeons.
Another dental product is a fluoride-free toothpaste called Fubium, which contains fluoride, according, the dental association.
Pay more attention to the dentist.
The more you pay attention to your dentist, the better, according according to the American Dentistry Association.
The association says it has found that people with low incomes pay about $1,200 more annually for dental services, and people over the age of 65 pay about an additional $2 for the same services.
Save for dental emergencies.
If the dentist doesn’t respond to your calls, or you’re not sure what’s wrong, call your insurance company and ask for advice, the ADA says.
The ADA also suggests asking for referrals from other family members and friends who can give you more information.
If your dentist doesn`t respond to the calls or you don’t feel confident calling them, call a doctor who specializes in dental emergency treatment, the ADA says.
Learn more about emergency care in your community.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you call a dentist in your area for any dental issues.
It also recommends visiting your local emergency room and calling 911 for any health emergencies.
The emergency room is typically the first point of contact when you have an emergency, according as the American Academy of Family Physicians.
If a patient needs emergency treatment and is unable to get to a hospital, the emergency department can be your last point of call for treatment.
Get out there and make changes.
If all else fails, you can try to improve your health care system.
The ADA recommends that all residents be vaccinated for the H1N1 virus, which has been linked to more severe dental infections.
The same recommendations apply to those with a chronic health condition,