A how to guide to building a productive relationship with your dentist

Posted By: manager

Published on May 01, 2018

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These types of dental offices can leave you feeling like an assembly line product that is being worked on, rather than a person who is being treated by a caring Dental Professional. Finding a Dentist with whom you can build a relationship of mutual trust and respect is key to making your dental treatments as painless and effective as possible. 

Find a dentist who is willing to take the time to get to know you

Providing excellent Dental care shouldn’t be strictly confined to your allotted dental appointment time. 

You should look for a Dentist who is willing to take the extra time to get to know you, your history and your lifestyle. By knowing more about your lifestyle habits, such as diet and smoking, your family medical history, and other external factors that have an impact on your oral health, your Dentist will be in the best position to offer the most complete and effective Dental treatments. By knowing what factors have contributed to a problem, they will be able to give you the best advice on how to continue your own personal Dental care at home, and minimise future problems that may occur. 

Find a Dentist that you Trust

When it comes to Dental problems, like most things, prevention is much better than cure. 

Your Dentist is a trained professional but they are not a magician. They can only diagnose what they can see and deduce from the information you provide, hence mutual trust is one of the cornerstones of building a good relationship with your Dentist. 

When you trust your Dentist you are more likely to take on their advice, follow the aftercare procedures they recommend, and be less nervous before a visit. When your Dentist trusts you are being honest with them, they can use the information you provide with more confidence to make a more accurate diagnosis and develop a better treatment plan.

Keep an open dialogue about your Oral Health, Early Warning Signs, and Treatment Options

Communication is very important in any relationship, especially between a medical professional and their patients. 

Make sure you ask questions about anything you are unsure of during your Dental Checkups. By making sure you fully understand all the information your Dentist is giving you, you will be able to effectively apply their advice in your daily life, and understand the consequences of not doing so. 

By understanding the details of your treatment plan you will be an active participant, rather than a passenger along for the ride hoping for a good outcome, and you’ll feel empowered to take positive actions to help your prognosis.  

At Care Dental we realise the value of building strong relationships with our clients. This is why we book longer appointments and take the time to really get to know you and your lifestyle. To learn more about Care Dental and how our friend team of Dental Professionals will help you, contact us here