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4 Ways To Make Your Dental Treatment More Affordable

Is the concern of dental fees keeping you from visiting the dentist? At Marlborough Dental Centre, we do everything we can to help keep your dentistry costs affordable for a stress-free and seamless treatment plan.

Whether it’s the fear of pain or concern of dental fees, there are many reasons why people avoid the dentist. However, getting a regular check-up every 6 months is very important to prevent/detect:

  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth loss
  • Gum disease
  • Oral cancer

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4 Ways to Lower Your Dental Fees

Taking care of your teeth and gums is an important part of your overall health that is often overlooked. The primary reason Canadians delay visits to the dentist? Dental fees. 

If dentistry costs have got you worried, here are 4 simple ways to save money on oral care:

1. Government Programs

While dental fees for routine treatments such as teeth extractions and cleanings are not covered under Alberta Health Care Insurance, there are certain oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures that are. Be sure to ask your dentist for any details prior to your treatment.

Dental Assistance for Seniors Program

Alberta seniors who are worried about dentistry costs may be eligible for some benefits under the Dental & Optical Assistance for Seniors Program. To be eligible for this, you must:

  • Be over the age of 65
  • Have lived in Alberta for at least 3 months before applying
  • Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have a low-to-moderate income


2. Practice Preventative Dental Care

One of the most effective and simplest ways to lower your dentistry costs is to practice preventative oral care.

Brushing and flossing daily can prevent conditions such as gum disease and cavities which require costly treatments and scheduling dental exams can keep your long-term dental fees down.

In addition to more affordable dental care, regular visits to your local dentist can have many benefits, including:

  • A brighter, healthier and more beautiful smile
  • Lower risk of periodontal disease and cavities
  • Prevents tooth loss
  • Lowers your risk of stroke and heart disease for better overall health
  • Allows for early detection and treatment of oral cancer


3. Private Dental Insurance

Visiting your dentist at least twice a year is an important part of maintaining good oral and overall health, but without a dental plan, these appointments can come at a high cost. 

BUT REMEMBER: Ignoring your dental problems now can lead to even more costly dental care later and, in extreme cases, other health problems. If you aren’t covered for your dental through your job, you may want to consider purchasing private insurance, which comes with significant benefits such as:

  • Easier payment transactions through direct billing
  • Lower dental fees
  • Peace of mind and a stress-free dental treatment
  • Encourages you to visit your dentist regularly

Not sure which insurance is right for you? We can help!

Before you purchase any private insurance, you must make sure that the product matches your unique dental needs.

At Marlborough Dental Centre, our administrative team has a lot of experience with dental plans and can work with you to assess the type of insurance coverage you need. We can even set up the appropriate process for direct billing, if applicable.


4. Don't Be Afraid to Ask for a Discount

If you don’t have any dental insurance, don’t be afraid of trying to lower your dentistry costs by asking for a discount. When making an appointment, be sure to discuss with your dentist:

  • Payment options: This is especially important if you are having extensive treatment such as a wisdom tooth extraction or root canal, as it can ease the stress of a big dental bill.
  • Payment by cash: For some dentists, direct cash payments are preferable to filing tedious insurance claims. So if you offer to pay by cash, some clinics are willing to offer lower dental fees.


Call Today

At Marlborough Dental Centre, we always strive to provide quality and affordable dental care to all our patients. To find out more about our dental fees and direct billing services, contact our Calgary dentists at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.

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