Pretty much every human mind on the planet is split by an endless internal battle between what it wants and what it needs. Sometimes the two converge, of course, but even while that is going on there are other battles raging behind the scenes – as much as you may want a bowl of ice cream the size of your face, for example, the chances are you’re never going to need it. Meanwhile, as much as you may need a trip to the dentist every so often, very few people will ever want one.
Much of being an adult is about knowing that with greater power comes greater responsibility, and that sometimes you have to let the head rule the heart. When you were a child you may well have thought “When I’m bigger and have more money, and can make my own decisions, I’ll have whatever I want for dinner and go to bed whenever I want!”. Once you’ve left college, though, you begin to realise that that stops being as much fun the third time you turn up to an early meeting on two hours’ sleep with a stomach still upset from the previous evening’s plate full of chilli dogs.
The head needs to rule the heart more when it comes to financial decisions than at any other time. The simple, unavoidable truth is that when it comes to picking, for example, a dental discount plan, you may want the one that allows you cheap whitening treatments. You’re more likely to need the one that allows you to have emergency repair treatment or orthodontic work at a greatly reduced rate. If you’re lucky, and already covered for the “boring” stuff, then you can spoil yourself with the “fun” things.
In all fairness, when it comes to selecting a dental discount plan you really are the one in the driving seat, and it’s up to you what you pick. It’s simply a fair point to note that all of the whitening treatments in the world won’t help if your teeth crack due to missing essential treatment that could have saved them. And with such a wide range of possibilities when it comes to dental discount cards, you would be well advised to pick the ones that are going to save you more money.
At the end of the day, it is up to you. There’s a wide world of choice, and in the end you’re really only answering to yourself. Choose wisely.