Things to Know before Going to a Dentist
It’s no secret that visiting the dentist, whether for an appointment like a root canal or for a routine cleaning, is not usually on anyone’s priority list. Despite this, such routine consultations are necessary to ensure good oral and dental hygiene. Your dentist can also help reduce any discomfort with other medical conditions that’s closely associated to their area of expertise.
Colborne Family Dental offers complete oral health care for everyone, irrespective of age, with our dental services including preventative dental care, restorative dental care and cosmetic dental services. We strive to create a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in combination with experience and knowledge.
In this blog post, our staff has explained the things you should know before going to a dentist.
Factors to Consider
There are things to keep in mind before consulting a dentist for dental health. A few of them are mentioned below.
- Go to a Dentist That Suits You and Your Family
Before making reservations, it is crucial to do an investigation. Talk to friends, ask for recommendations or read online reviews. You can also call up the dental clinic that you are planning to visit and clarify your doubts. See whether the clinic provides service for a complete family (including kids). If you feel the dentist is reliable and your family will be satisfied with their services, you can start going for consultations.
2. Bring Your Complete Dental Records
If you have any records from other dental offices, take them along with you during the consultation. This will help your dentist understand how your teeth were in the past and if there are any current conditions to be treated.
3. Don’t Be Embarrassed
Everyone has one oral issue or another and you shouldn’t be embarrassed about cavities, gum disease or anything else that’s causing you trouble. Your dentist has seen it all and it’s their job to treat the condition without judgement; embarrassment will only get in the way of proper treatment
4. Know What’s in Your Water
It’s common for water to have fluoride in it nowadays and it’s essential you discuss it with your dentist. This will allow them to prescribe the right medication to prevent oral problems. If the water in your home doesn’t have fluoride, the dentist may suggest a fluoride mouthwash to use.
5. Your kids need checkups too
If your toddler develops two baby teeth side by side, it’s time for their first dental appointment. You can make the visit more comfortable in certain ways like reading stories about kids visiting the dentist. If you sense they are anxious or nervous before the appointment, bring their favourite stuffed animal or any other toy to hold for comfort during the procedure.
6. Stay Honest and Speak Frankly with Your Dentist
It’s important that your dentist is aware of any medication, medical conditions or any dental discomfort that you have been experiencing. If a numbing agent has to be administered for your treatment, it could negatively interact with the components in your medication.
Let Colborne Family Dental Help
We provide the most up-to-date preventative and cosmetic dental techniques to ensure that our clients are satisfied with their smiles. Our dentists strive to create a relaxed atmosphere, combining their experience and knowledge with the latest technology to offer comfortable procedures. We also directly work with the insurance providers of our clients for seamless and easy payments.
For more information on dental x-rays, read our blog post - WHY DENTAL X-RAYS ARE IMPORTANT.
Call us to learn more about how our dentists can help you