What to expect from a visit with a compassionate dentist
The dentist will make you feel comfortable
They'll ask what kind of care you need and why
You'll see the hygienist get your teeth cleaned, which is painless
Your teeth will be polished with a protective sealant to prevent decay
Your teeth will be polished with a protective sealant to prevent decay. The type of polish used depends on the state of your tooth enamel. If you have healthy teeth, they may simply be cleaned and polished without any other treatment. You’ll also get advice about how to maintain healthy teeth and gums at home by brushing and flossing twice a day, eating a balanced diet, cutting back on sugary snacks and drinks, not smoking or chewing tobacco products, getting enough sleep, and avoiding excessive stress. If there is active decay or cracks in your teeth that can’t be treated through cleaning alone (such as cavities), then fillings might need to be placed before polishing can take place.
You get two sets of teeth in your lifetime.
If you don’t take care of your teeth while young, then what are the odds of you taking good care of them when you’re older? Good oral hygiene actually starts at a very young age. It is an important matter both for yourself as well as for those around you. Your family will thank you if they have to spend less time cleaning up toothpaste drool off their best clothes or from behind the couch!
The bottom line here is that it pays off big time to take proper care of your teeth. A healthy mouth not only means fresh breath and a great smile but also boosts how we eat and feel about ourselves in more ways than we ever thought possible. And you don’t even need x-ray vision to see it!
If there are any problems, they'll show you how to brush correctly or offer other suggestions for improvement
They can help you with several different problems, from cavities to teeth grinding. And they’re experts at providing pain relief too! But there’s more to going to the dentist than just getting your teeth fixed. You should know what to expect if you ever need an emergency visit or have any other concerns about your dental health. One thing you should always be aware of is the cost of dental care. Dentists can be expensive, and many people don’t have dental insurance. If you’re not sure what your costs will be, ask your dentist for a breakdown of the services they provide and an estimate of how much each will cost. You may also want to find out if your dentist accepts payment plans or offers discounts for patients who pay in cash. Dentists generally recommend that you visit them twice a year for a cleaning and exam. However, if you have a problem with your teeth or gums, you may need to go more often.