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No Dental Plan? No Problem. Here’s How to Save Money on Dental Costs

Tips to save on dental costs

If you think you can’t afford to go to the dentist because you don’t have dental insurance, think again. There are a number of ways you can cut your dental costs and make proper dental care more affordable.

Keep your teeth clean

You can avoid a lot of dental costs just by keeping your teeth clean. Brush, floss and visit your dentist regularly for dental exams – every three to six months. Yes, regular exams cost money – but it’s a lot less expensive than having to pay to fix more serious dental problems. Plus, if you catch any potential issues early, you can avoid big bills in the long run.

Interest-free Dental Financing

No interest financing gives you plenty to smile about. At Dawson Dental Centres, we offer convenient, affordable financing for dental care that’s interest free. You can pay for your treatment in low monthly payments to fit your budget. It only takes a few minutes to apply at any Dawson Dental office and there are no commitments.

>>Click here to find out more about our financing options.

Student Discount Program

Dawson Dental Centres are part of a program that provides discounts for college and university students from participating schools. When our discount is combined with the insurance coverage provided by the school, students can enjoy up to a 30% discount on preventative care.

>>Click here to see which schools qualify.

Get up to 20% back on your taxes

Come tax time, be sure to take advantage of the medical expense tax credit that you can claim on your income tax. Dental implants and dental expenses are covered by this credit that could return 20% on your dental implant investment. You can also claim the portion of eligible expenses that you and your spouse or common-law partner paid for a dependent.

>>Click here to learn more about returning dental expenses come tax time.

Community Care Dental Program

For people who really can’t afford the dental services they need, Dawson Dental Centres have a special program that provides general dental services along with some cosmetic treatments to those in need regardless of their financial circumstances.

>>Click here to learn more about our community care program.

Purchase a Dental Discount Plan

Some dental centres offer dental discount plans. By paying a one-time fee each year, you can take advantage of discounts on all of your dental work and decrease your dental costs. Be sure to ask your dentist if he or she offers a discount plan to determine how much you could potentially save.


Here are some dental cost-cutting suggestions from our Dawson Dentists

 Dawson dental cost tips

“Prevention instead of repair and restoration of teeth will cost an average of 20% over a lifetime. This means that you’ll save 80% by visiting a hygienist regularly instead of avoiding the dentist.

Dr. Edward Gelfand
Dawson Toronto Dentist

“Get a night guard if you’re grinding your teeth while you sleep. This helps prevent expensive restorations later on.”

Dr. Jo-Anne Meyer
Dawson Newmarket & Aurora Dentist

“Eating cheese, sugarless gum and fluoride treatment at the office are three things that will help keep cavities away.”

Dr. Edward Gelfand
Dawson Toronto Dentist

“Start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as they come out. Don’t let your baby sleep with a bottle of anything other than water to prevent cavities.”

Dr. Michael Nessim
Guelph Dentist

>>Click here to read all of the money-saving suggestions from our Dawson Dentists.


Dawson Dental Centres are knowledgeable, caring dentists in 13 locations across Ontario including Toronto, Cambridge, Aurora and more. We offer other General & Cosmetic Dentistry services such as dental implants, and dental veneers. New patients welcome!

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