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Cost of Dentistry
by Dr. Michael Popp on Oct 4, 2018

The high costs of dentistry are a major concern to all Calgarians. Here are some ways that practicing good preventative oral care can save you money in the long-run. 


Most provincial health insurance plans in Canada do not provide coverage for basic dental treatments such as routine checkups, which can lead to high dentistry costs. As a result of this, many patients avoid visiting their dentist, which can lead to undesirable consequences, such as:

  • bone and tooth loss
  • stained and discoloured teeth
  • gum disease
  • dental pain and discomfort
  • trouble talking and eating

Quality Dentistry at Affordable Costs in Calgary

At Marlborough Dental Clinic, we don’t want the cost of dentistry getting you down! Our friendly and qualified team can help you maintain a healthy mouth, teeth, and gums, with affordable and convenient dental care including teeth cleanings, regular checkups, and dental emergencies.

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How Preventative Care Lowers Your Cost of Dentistry

It’s a well-known fact that most Canadians worry about the high costs of dentistry but did you know that every dollar you spend on preventative dental care (such as brushing and flossing) can help you save money down the road?

Visiting your dentist regularly and keeping your teeth healthy can help you avoid serious oral problems and more extensive, and costly, emergency procedures.

To protect yourself from the high costs of dentistry, here are some tips to follow:

  • Visit your dentist regularly. Doing so will ensure that any problems you have are taken care of early before they become serious and require expensive treatment.

  • Determine what treatments your plan covers. Before you agree to undergo any dental procedure, ask your dentist for a detailed description of the treatment so you can check how much of the costs will be covered by your plan.

  • Select a dentist who belongs to your plan’s network. One of the most effective ways to save money on the cost of dentistry is by switching from a dentist who isn’t on your plan to one who is enrolled.

  • Stay informed. If you have more than one oral issue, find out which need to be treated quickly, and which are less urgent. Discuss all your treatment options with your dentist as there may be some cost-effective alternatives.

  • Take advantage of your plan. If your insurance covers any dental exams, cleanings, or x-rays, use this! Getting regular check-ups and cleanings will prevent oral complications or worsening of problems such as tooth decay.

  • Consider sealants. Children should have sealants applied to their teeth as this helps prevent cavities. Your dentist can advise you on the right age for sealants. (Learn More >)

  • Stick to a healthy diet. By eating nutritious foods, drinking plenty of water, and limiting your starchy/sugary snacks, you can protect your oral health and lower your risk of tooth decay. (Nutrition & Tooth Decay >)

  • Stop smoking. If you smoke, stop! Tobacco increases your risk of gum disease, tooth loss, and more serious conditions such as oral cancer.

Become a Partner in Your Dental Health

One of the most effective ways of lowering your cost of dentistry is by becoming a partner in your dental health. Make sure you talk to your dentist about your concerns and ask questions about how to care for your teeth. In addition, by understanding all your treatment options, you can choose the one that best fits your needs, time constraints, and budget.

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Dentist

  1. How often do I need to schedule dental visits?
  2. How many times a day do I need to brush and floss my teeth?
  3. What kind of toothbrush and toothpaste should I use?
  4. How often should I change my toothbrush?
  5. At what age should my child have their first dental checkup?

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To find out more about the benefits and costs of our dentistry services, including teeth cleanings/whitenings, Invisalign, and more, contact us at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.


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