When searching for a dentist these days there is a lot more to deciding which dentist to make our permanent one. We generally make contact by telephone, but it is often more beneficial to take the time to pop into the dentist. Humans can detect quite quickly if they feel at ease in a place and that applies to doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries as well. This is far easier to determine on a visit than by making contact by telephone. The cornerstone of a dentist Stevenage practice is to ensure that all patients experience a warm welcome accompanied by kindness, respect and care.
Building a relationship develops confidence
In almost all walks of life today we gravitate towards a business that we can trust and it is no less important to develop a relationship with your dentist. Of course it takes time, but a good relationship allows for a more candid and honest approach by the dentist and the patient in equal amounts. This relationship leads to generations of families using the same dental practice.
The old adage that prevention is better than cure is even more relevant when it comes to dental care. Early introduction of children to a dental surgery is a key part of preventive dentistry, because the earlier that children are exposed to the dental environment the quicker they will feel comfortable. Feeling relaxed in a dental surgery is easy for some, but there are those who experience anxiety when attending a dental appointment. That is why a responsible parent will help their offspring by taking their child with them when they have an appointment. The surgery staff will take care of children while their parents are being treated, this further enhances their relationship with the surgery staff. Education is another key element to preventive dentistry. By being introduced to the children of patients, dentists can teach them about the correct way to brush and floss. Educating parents is also essential to ensure that the whole family is following the same routine. The correct type of toothbrush is another area that requires attention and the hardness of the bristles can cause bleeding to sensitive gums. The relationship between patient and dentist allows for a candid rather than reserved approach to dental hygiene education.
Access to dental treatment
A good dentist and patient relationship also inspires confidence in patients when they know that in an emergency the dentist or his services are available. A dentist who provides emergency dentistry displays a true desire to offer patients the best service at all times and the patient is not left on their own at a critical time.
Responding to patients
In the twenty-first century it is also important for dentists to listen and respond to patients when it comes to providing additional treatments. Cosmetic dentistry is being requested more and more as we become more conscious of our looks, especially our faces. Cosmetic dentistry can also be practically beneficial especially in the areas of teeth straightening and tooth replacement. Recently teeth whitening has become more common and a dentist would rather perform this procedure than allowing a patient to use an over-the-counter product. Damage and irritation can be caused by the improper use of dental whitening solutions. It goes without saying that as a dentist today it is necessary to be progressive and responsive to the needs of patients.