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Avoid Costly Dental Bills

Updated: Nov 22, 2019

Prevention is the best -- and cheapest -- medicine. At Dr. Brent Macdonald Dental Clinic we focus on preventing major issues before they arise with a goal to keep you and your family dentally fit. Here are 3 things that you can do to avoid costly dental bills.

1. Watch for Symptoms

Know the signs when something minor turns serious. Visit your dentist if you notice

Pain. Eating and chewing should not hurt. Constant sensitivity, especially to hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks. Swelling. Even if it doesn’t hurt, swelling inside your mouth can signal an infection. Bleeding. Your gums shouldn’t bleed every time you brush. Bad breath that won’t go away also can mean infection.

2. Brush and Floss

Brush and floss every single day. Flossing prevents plaque and the cavities that follow it. Brushing keeps your teeth and gums healthy. The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes each time.

3. Visit Your Dentist

Prevent smaller issues from becoming much bigger by seeing your dentist twice per year. In addition, schedule cleaning appointments to help prevent small issues to be created in the first place.

Should you have any questions or would like to book an appointment with Dr. Brent MacDonald then please feel free to call us at 403-273-6959.


1. Source Webmd WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr., DMD on June 01, 2018)

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