Building A Relationship With Your Dentist
- Posted on: Jan 15 2018
Relationships are hard with all their ups and downs, but when everything comes together, they can also be some of the most amazing experiences of our lives. When you think about your most important relationships, you may think of friends, family, spouses and even co-workers. The chances are that your dentist is nowhere on the list, but building a relationship with your oral healthcare provider has many benefits.
Knowing What to Expect
Going to a new dental practice is hard, especially for those who are intimidated by dental procedures. Allowing a stranger to poke and probe inside our mouths can make us feel vulnerable, even if we understand the ultimate value of the process. As we become familiar with the environment at a specific dental practice, we know what to expect. We get to know the people and the way in which they interact with us. Having this foundation of consistency and warmth alleviates some of our anxieties about dental procedures.
The one person who gets to know you the best is your dental hygienist who takes on the role of performing cleanings and monitoring your oral health. Over time, a good hygienist learns about any triggers that may make the procedures uncomfortable, such as a technique that triggers an extra sensitive tooth. The best hygienists adapt their approach to doing the work while keeping you at ease, and they remember this during the next appointment. Good hygienists are also adept at developing relationships with their patients that make the experience enjoyable.
Change is Hard
Change is hard for almost any person, and this is especially true when it comes to those who are involved in our healthcare and well-being. Imagine building a good relationship with your dental provider, and then years down the road, it’s time for your dentist to retire. Your world is shaken by the idea of having to find a new dentist and start the process all over again. Practices with several dentists, such as Deeter Dental Group, provide a solid foundation for your oral health, even when life brings about unexpected changes.
Are You Looking for a Long-term Dental Provider? Contact Deeter Dental Group.
Dental procedures feel overwhelming enough without the additional stress of not being familiar with your dentist. We invite you to learn more about general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, sedation dentistry and the other services that we offer. Contact Deeter Dental Group to schedule a consultation. You can contact our office in Bismarck, North Dakota, at (701) 222-1800 and our office in Garrison, North Dakota, at (701) 463-2884. We look forward to meeting you!
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