A Personal Story: Cutting Back on Food to Pay for Teeth – Marion, Lebanon

Marion is 84 and lives in Lebanon, New Hampshire. “I’ve worn dentures since I was in my 20s.” Marion’s dentures were so worn down that her dentist recommended she get new ones. She didn’t have the money to pay for them, so her dentist told her about a credit card loan program that was especially for dental and health care costs. “I paid $150 a month for a year. He did give me a senior discount of $600, which brought it down so that the actual cost that I had to pay was $1,800. But that’s still a lot of money when you’re on Social Security … I had to cut back on my food and buy just the bare necessities. If something wore out I couldn’t replace it.”

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