Practicing Preventive Dentistry – Three Part Series
At Caroline Springs Dental we are always trying to forge long-term relationships with our patients. While it’s important to visit the dentist regularly, it’s also important to understand how to properly take care of your teeth in between visits.
When you come into Caroline Springs for a check up, we also go the extra step to provide you with a preventive dental care plan. After all, prevention is far better than cure.
It’s no secret that a healthy and beautiful smile requires a combination of both professional and at-home care, so it’s important to achieve a good balance between these two elements
We’ve put together a three part series on practicing preventive dentistry. For those anxious about visiting the dentist, or others who might need a little more encouragement, we hope this will help you get on track to a healthy and beautiful smile.
Part 1 – How to start your preventive dental plan
The best way to start your preventive dental plan is to visit the dentist, a dentist that is genuinely interested in your overall long-term oral health. If your current dentist doesn’t provide information for preventive care, then it’s time to look elsewhere.
When it comes time to visiting the dentist, there are a number of excuses that often get thrown about: ‘I just don’t have the time’, ‘It’s too expensive’, ‘I hate the dentist, it hurts’.
In reality, visiting the dentist will generally take less than an hour from your day. A general check-up is also far less expensive than what most people think, especially with some form of health insurance. The cost of a check-up is also far less expensive than restorative dentistry, which occurs when small problems are left untreated.
If you are scared of visiting the dentist, you’re certainly not alone, studies show that approximately one in five people suffer from some form of dental anxiety.
If you fall into this category, the best thing you can possibly do is visit a modern and caring dental practice. Why?
- Because doing so will give you access to modern treatments and technology that allow for a more relaxing and comfortable visit.
- Because a caring dental practice will take into consideration your anxieties, and really try to alleviate dental phobias you may have developed in earlier years.
Dentist Caroline Springs
At Caroline Springs Dental, we are interested in the long-term health of your smile. We provide an environment that is relaxing and educative, and our skilled hygienists will give you with the best possible preventive dental plan as part of your check-up.
For part two of the blog series we will discuss what you can expect during a dental check up.
For more information, or to make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.