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by Dr. Michael Popp on Mar 5, 2019

Contrary to popular opinion, finding the cheapest dentist is not the best way to get affordable oral healthcare. Follow these simple tips for keeping your dental costs low, while still receiving quality treatment.


Your smile is more valuable than you think, which is why it’s important to make sure that your gums and teeth don’t suffer the consequences of inadequate dental care. While many people try to keep their oral healthcare costs low by choosing the cheapest dentist they can find, this can have serious consequences.

Some of these consequences include: 

  • Botched treatments that require costly repairs in the long run
  • Increased risk of dental conditions such as tooth decay and periodontal disease
  • Damaged teeth or permanent tooth loss
  • Increased risk of developing other diseases such as cardiac and respiratory problems.
  While everyone is looking for ways to save money in today’s economy, working with a cheap dentist or neglecting your to take proper care of your teeth, is not the answer, and may in fact increase your dental costs in the long run.

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Avoid Cheap Dentists: 3 Ways To Receive Affordable & Quality Dental Care

Did you know that the best way to lower your cost of dentistry is by scheduling regular visits to your dentist? While it may sound odd, regular dental care will not only save your teeth but also save you money. 

Preventative dental care is the best investment you can make when it comes to your oral health and financial well-being.

Here are 3 tips for keeping your mouth healthy and your dental costs down:

  1. Get Regular Checkups and Dental Cleanings

When your budget is tight, it can be tempting to believe that dental checkups and cleanings are optional expenses that can be cut, but skipping these treatments is never a good idea. 

Why? Dental decay is almost entirely preventable with regular professional oral care, which means that spending a little on checkups and cleanings will save you a lot of money in the long run.

In fact, skipping your regular checkups and cleanings can lead to dental problems such as:

  • Cavities, which require fillings.
  • Extensive tooth decay, which may require an expensive root canal.
  • Periodontal disease, which can lead to tooth loss and expensive tooth replacement treatment.

In addition, untreated gum disease has also been connected to health conditions such as cardiac disease, stroke, respiratory infections, and even Alzheimer's disease, so not only are regular checkups good for your pocket, they’ll also protect your well-being.

  1. Brush Your Teeth Correctly

Consistently taking care of your teeth and oral health at home is critical to saving money, but you must ensure you’re doing it properly. One of the biggest mistakes people make when brushing their teeth at home is brushing too hard.

How is vigorous brushing bad for your teeth? While you may think that the harder you brush, the more likely you are to remove food debris, the fact is that forceful brushing can actually cause cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease.

Don’t forget about your gum line: Plaque, tartar, and bacteria tend to gather at the gum line, so make sure to clean this area properly. Rinsing with water or your favourite mouthwash can help dislodge any debris, along with flossing.

TIPS FOR BRUSHING YOUR TEETH PROPERLY

 

  1. Talk To Your Dentist

If you are worried about dental costs, it always helps to talk and be honest with your dentist about your financial situation. If your budget is tight, ask if there is an effective temporary fix that can be done first, giving you a few months to save up for a more expensive treatment.

What if this isn’t an option?

If this is not a viable solution, see if you can work out a payment plan with your dentist. If you are a regular patient, they may be open to such a suggestion, which is another great reason to visit regularly for checkups and cleanings!

 

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To find out more about how we can help you achieve affordable and quality dental healthcare, contact our Calgary dental clinic at  403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.


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