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by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 26, 2019

Are high dental costs leaving you feeling anxious and frustrated? Here are 8 simple tips to make your visits to the Calgary dentist cheaper.

Most provincial insurance plans in Canada don’t provide coverage for basic dental treatments, such as cleanings and checkups, which can lead to high costs for patients. As a result of this, many people avoid visiting their dentist, which can have serious consequences such as:

  • Pain and discomfort
  • Tooth loss
  • Stained or discoloured teeth
  • Difficulty eating a balanced diet and speaking
  • Gum disease
  • Poor overall health

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8 Simple Tips To Make Your Visit to the Dentist Cheaper

Many Canadians worry about dental expenses, but did you know that the time you spend on preventive dental care and practicing good oral habits at home (such as brushing and flossing) can save you a lot of money down the road?

Visiting the dentist for your yearly checkup can not only make your costs cheaper, but it’ll also help you avoid serious oral problems and more extensive and costly dental treatment.

To make your future visits to the dentist cheaper, follow these 8 simple tips:

  1. Stick to a healthy diet. By eating nutritious foods, staying well hydrated, and limiting your starchy/sugary snacks, you’ll be able to avoid tooth decay and all the pain and discomfort that comes with it. (4 Foods to Eat To Prevent Tooth Decay)
  1. Go for your regular dental checkups. Visiting your dentist at least once a year will ensure that any dental issues you have are resolved early, before they become more serious and require extensive (and expensive) treatment.
  1. Quit smoking. If you do smoke, the best thing you can do for your oral and overall health is to stop. Tobacco increases your risk of gum disease, tooth loss, and even more serious conditions, such as oral cancer.
  1. Practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and make sure to floss at least once a day. In addition, limit your sugary foods and drink a lot of water.
  1. Determine what treatments your plan covers. If you are insured, you must ask your dentist for a detailed description of your treatment so you can make sure how much of the cost will be covered by your plan.
  1. Select a dentist that belongs to your plan’s network. Before you undergo treatment with a dentist, make sure that they are enrolled on your plan. (Costs and Direct Billing)
  1. Always ask questions. If you are suffering from more than one dental issue that needs to be treated, find out which are urgent and which are not. Discuss all your treatment options with your dentist, as you may have cheaper alternatives.
  1. Take advantage of your plan. If your insurance plan covers services such as cleanings or dental exams, then take advantage of this! Getting regular cleanings and checkups is the most effective way to keep your dental costs cheaper in the long run.

 

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To find out more about the costs and benefits of sedation dentistry and how our Calgary family dentists can help you manage your dental anxiety so you can receive the oral care you need, contact our Calgary dental clinic today at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.

 


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