Brushing and flossing alone are no substitute for regular checkups with a dentist. These checkups are essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. But did you know regular checkups can also help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and other medical conditions?1 While some people don't enjoy going to the dentist, if you follow these steps, you might actually enjoy your regular visits. The key to a good patient/dentist relationship is finding one you can trust with your oral health.
So if you have moved and are looking for a new dentist, don't have one currently or just want to try out a different dentist, here are a few ways to find one:
Brushing up on choosing a dentist
After you have a few recommendations for a new dentist, you may want to call or visit more than one of them. Again, your relationship with your dentist is very important, so make sure you are a good fit for one another.
Here are a few more things to consider when choosing a dentist:
If you decide to visit a dentist's office, make sure you take note of the following:
Just like any other doctor, you owe it to yourself to spend a little time getting to know your new dentist. Choosing one may seem like an easy task. But remember, dental care is a very personal service and you want this relationship to last for years and years.
1 Periodontal Infections and Cardiovascular Disease,
2 Doctor-Patient Relationship,
3 Finding a Dentist,
This material is intended for informational use only and should not be construed as medical advice or used in place of consulting a licensed medical professional. You should consult with your doctor.