You take every step to ensure your family is healthy by packing nutritious lunch boxes, ensuring everyone is wearing sunscreen and a hat daily, driving the kids to sport training, cooking healthy dinners… so why stop there?
Oral hygiene is just as important for your families overall health as eating well and exercising. Keeping up good oral hygiene in children is not a one-time affair, just as eating a balanced diet and keeping fit and active requires regular effort. Mulgrave Dental Group recommend visiting the dentist every six months to maintain a healthy smile. That’s why choosing the right dentist for your family takes a lot of time and consideration.
If you’re currently looking for the right dental practice to suit your families’ needs, take the time to consider these important factors listed below.
The dentist considers your overall health and wellbeing
A dentist’s job is to look after your oral health, but some dentists go the extra mile and look at the bigger picture. Choosing a dentist that genuinely cares about your overall health and wellbeing is what sets some dentists apart from the rest.
The growing amount of research connecting oral hygiene to other aspects of our health is alarming. For example, did you know heart disease is linked to our oral health?
The mouth is the window to the body. It is the entry point to your digestive and respiratory tracts, and if your mouth is home to bad bacteria, it can cause disease to other parts of the body.
When you choose a dentist that looks beyond pearly whites, you’re getting a full health and wellbeing service.
The clinic has up-to-date technology
Over the past two decades, the dentist industry has experienced an outburst of digital technologies that dramatically improve quality of care. For example, modern dental x-rays play a crucial role in detecting major oral health issues.
Choosing a dentist with the latest technology and equipment could save you time, money and ultimately, your smile.
Let’s say you opt for a basic clinic with dated facilities because it offered a discounted rate. Sure, you may be saving a few extra dollars in the short term, but you could be putting your oral health at risk of going undiagnosed for a range of problems that modern technology would’ve picked up earlier. In the long run, you’ll fork out more money, undergo more procedures and put your smile at risk.
By choosing a clinic with up-to-date technology, you are ensuring you get the very best care in the market.
The dentist undergoes continual education and training
An advance in technology and equipment means dentists are required to update their skills. It’s important to check if your dentist continues to undergo training. This ensures your dentist is in the loop of any new research or findings in dentistry, and can ultimately provide a more modern and effective service.
All the staff genuinely care about you and your family
Picking a dentist who takes the time to get to know you and your family is very important for more reasons than building a friendship. The more your dentist knows about you and your lifestyle, the more informed they are to help tailor the most effective solution for you. After all, dental work is not a one-size-fits all solution. In addition, visiting a familiar face makes visits to the dentists more relaxing and enjoyable – for little kids and adults.
Found this article informative? Here at Mulgrave Dental Center, we only want the best oral care for you and your family. That's why we have created a handy checklist of things to consider before choosing a dentist for your family. Print it out or save this blog post to your reading list.
Consider it a shopping list for the right dentist. Happy dentist hunting!
Checklist for choosing a dentist:
- Does the clinic have onsite parking?
- Is it easily accessible via public transport?
- Do they have games to keep the kids entertained?
- Are the staff friendly and helpful?
- Do they offer after hours service?
- Is the clinic clean and modern?
- Do they have up-to-date facilities?
- Do the dentists undergo industry education and training?
- Do they offer a wide range of services?
- What qualifications does the dentists hold?
- Are they willing to answer any questions or concerns I may have?
- Do they offer services for all ages?
- Does the clinic have good reviews?
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