Posts for: May, 2011
Communicating with your dentist is the key to building trust and maximizing your dental care. Effective communication between a dentist and patient helps the patient understand his or her treatment options, reduces dental anxiety and ultimately provides a better outcome for a patient's dental health.
At The Dental Dimensions, we strive to provide the highest quality of dental care in a comfortable, open environment. We take the time to understand your needs and fears so that we can deliver the best oral health care for all of your dental needs.
Healthy Communication for a Healthy Smile
The following tips can help you better understand and practice good communication skills with your dentist:
Get to know us at The Dental Dimensions. We want you to feel safe, confident and comfortable every time you visit our San Jose office. Whether you are coming in for a routine cleaning or you have an appointment for extensive dental work, we want to work with you to make sure the entire procedure goes as smoothly and pain free as possible.
It's not always easy to recognize when a patient is nervous or scared. Let us know what about the dentist intimidates you? Once we understand your fears, we can work with you to modify the treatment in order to provide the most relaxed and comfortable care.
It's also important for patients to respond to a dentist's questions honestly so that we can provide the most appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Failing to tell our San Jose office about your toothache won't make the problem go away. In fact, it will make the situation worse.
Reveal Important Medical History
We can't stress enough how important it is that you provide our office with all of your health history information. From medications and allergies to heart conditions and other health problems, it's critical that we have the most up-to-date medical history in order to deliver the safest and most appropriate dental care.
The Age of Information Technology
In this day and age, there are a number of ways a patient and dentist can communicate more efficiently and effectively. With The Dental Dimensions's website and blog, our patients always have easy and quick access to our practice, including office hours, contact information, service descriptions and more. Whenever you have a question about your oral health, we encourage you to check out our site, read through our blog or contact our office for more information.
Going to the dentist doesn't have to be your favorite activity, but it doesn't have to be uncomfortable either. At The Dental Dimensions, our dentist's expertise not only includes clinical skills, but patient education and good communication as well. Once you learn to communicate effectively, you'll be able to better understand your dental treatment options, ease your dental anxiety and achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile.