We spend a lot of time and effort working to be the best in our field, however we thought we might give you a bit of perspective on how you can optimize the dental treatment experience on your end too. The relationship between dentist and patient is one of trust and care but both sides need to be prepared for a healthy partnership.
The first and foremost thing you can do to make your dental visit better for you and your dentist is to be prepared and ready to go. Brush and floss your teeth before coming into the office and, please, avoid garlic and other breath-saturating foods before you come in. Dentists do their best to make sure they are ready for your appointment when you arrive. If you’re going to be late or have to cancel, it’s best to call ahead with a courtesy warning so the office isn’t wondering if they should cross you off for the day.
Good communication between dentist and patient is key for a healthy relationship. Make sure you know what you’re looking for and what you expect. If something hurts or you have dental concerns, tell you dentist and be as clear as possible. Confusion can only cause problems down the road. If you have dental anxiety, communicate with your dentist so they can be prepared to help you with this issue.
Good medical practices involve professionalism and quality care on the part of the dental physician but also rely heavily on the cooperation of a good patient. In order to help your Columbus dentist take care of your smile, prepare and communicate.