We often stumble upon dentists rather than actively search for them. Maybe you’re still visiting the same dentist your parents introduced you to as a child. Perhaps you noticed a clinic being built in your neighbourhood and decided to book an appointment. Whatever the cause, sometimes we don’t put a lot of thought into our oral healthcare professions.
Here are four reasons for finding a new dentist.
Improved Dental Care
Did you know oral health can significantly affect your overall health? Studies show that gum inflammation can raise your risk of heart disease and stroke. In basic terms, gum inflammation may cause swelling in other parts of your body, which could contribute to cardiovascular disease.
The Canadian Diabetes Association has conducted studies showing that gum disease has also been linked to affecting the severity of diabetes. An infection could result in insulin resistance, which disrupts blood sugar control.
These are just a few examples of why improved dental care is important. It’s essential to find a dentist that is concerned about more than just your teeth, as expert treatment will enable long-term health benefits.
Superior Customer Service
Imagine walking into a poorly lit, stale dental clinic. The receptionist appears uninterested, your nerves are getting the best of you, and the dentist gets to work without asking any questions when you arrive. How does that make you feel?
Now consider walking into a bright, welcoming office. The receptionist greets you with a smile, you’re escorted to the dental chair, and the team talks you through your treatment procedure to calm your nerves. Much better, right?
Superior customer service is a common reason for switching dentists. A customer-centred clinic will make you feel more comfortable and confident and allow you to build an ongoing relationship with your dental team.
You may need to find a new dentist if you have changing oral health needs. For instance, you may require dental implants or tooth restoration services from a specialised clinic. Alternately, you might search for a clinic that utilises more current technology and practices to elevate your oral health. Ensure you choose a dentist that can provide a range of high-quality services and offer recommendations for specialised treatments.
Have you relocated to a new suburb or city? For convenience purposes, it’s practical to search for a new dentist. Ask your current dentist for recommendations, complete a Google search or scope the area for a few options.
If you’re currently searching for a new dentist, contact us to learn more about our patient-centred approach and range of services. We’d also be happy to answer any questions you have about finding a new clinic.
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