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Make Your Dentist Visit Effective – Here’s How
February 14, 2017  |  General Dentistry

Make Your Dentist Visit Effective – Here’s How

Even though your may only see your dentist a couple times per year, it is important to be prepared for it. This way, you can get the most benefit and biggest bang out of that time together! In Honor of National Dentists’ Day, March 6th, here are some ways to prepare. You and Your Dentist will be happy with your dental appointment experience when you make your dentist visit effective.

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  • Make a list of Questions. While you will probably remember the big questions, the smaller ones may slip your mind during the appointment.  Bringing a list can help you make sure you get all the answers you are looking for. There is not too small of a question. Dentistry can be complex and this creates more questions. Products in the stores are confusing. Have you seen the shelves lined up with tooth paste selections in your grocery store? Ask away – staff and Dentist prefer informed Patients. The more the Patient understands, the better the decisions are for your health.

  • Take Notes. You may not remember everything your Dentist tells you during the visit. Feel free to take notes. You can also ask your Dentist to email you additional information after your visit. Dental treatment plans can be very detailed and sometimes treatment changes if new things are found or if there is additional treatment required.

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  • Be Prepared to give honest answers. You may feel guilty for not flossing as often as you should. But, honesty is the best policy. This helps the Dentist or Dental Hygienist do an accurate assessment of your oral health. The Dental staff can find the proper tools for you to be able to clean out your problematic areas. Tell them if you are having trouble cleaning certain areas.

  • Maintain your Normal Routine. When your appointment is just around the corner, don’t kick your tooth brushing into overdrive. Aggressive tooth brushing can damage gums and tooth enamel.


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  • Share your dental history. Whether you are seeing a new Dentist or switching dental offices, bring your dental records. In today’s world, many records are able to be emailed to your new office. This includes x-rays. This helps the new office understand your history and gives them the full picture of your dental health.


When you make your dentist visit effective, it’s easier for you to get the healthiest smile possible.

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