Most people are hesitant about visiting the dentist because they feel it means that they’re only going to get griped at. Of course, no one likes to be told they’re doing a bad job taking care of their dental health.
How does your dentist really feel about your dental checkups? What can you do to make your next experience a positive one?
What the Lecture Means
There’s actually far more to the spiel about flossing than you might have realized at first.
As a dental health professional, your dentist feels obligated to help you enjoy the healthiest smile possible. By encouraging flossing the professional shows that he or she:
Rather than being shameful, the chance to discuss your flossing habit will help you get a handle on the technique and see results much sooner.
Before Your Next Appointment
What if you know you’ve been slacking on the oral hygiene?
Come to your appointment prepared with questions. Ask things like:
By showing an active interest in how to improve your technique, it doesn’t feel so much like you’re being “yelled” at! Instead, take the team-approach and really try to hear your dentist out. Carefully weigh his or her concerns and suggestions about flossing and you’ll be on your way to a better smile.
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Smiles by Seese
610 Jetton St #250
Davidson, NC 28036
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