It seems that many neighborhoods today are hosting “Smile” Clinics instead of Dental Offices. When this trend first materialized, one thought it was just an attempt to lessen the overall general anxiety of a dental visit by appearing to be warm, friendly and welcoming (like a smile). But, further analysis may lead one to conclude that this is just a smart marketing campaign!
In a country where beauty and near perfection are the desired norm, to be applauded, rewarded and idolized, surely everyone desires to present to the world and those around the best possible face. To do so, requires a warm, engaging, healthy and beautifully white smile! Beauty and healthy “appearing” are virtually synonymous; that which appears healthy is beautiful and desired! No longer is one forced to endure the disadvantage of bad teeth or gums, misshapen or misaligned teeth, rendering a person’s smile less than desirable. With the addition of porcelain veneers, crown, dental bridges, dental implants and teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry can give you the dazzling smile that you’ve always wanted.
Having such an award winning, magazine cover, smile has inestimable value. First impressions matter and having a great looking smile gives one much personal confidence. Smiling can literally open up a world of opportunities to an individual, as it presents your face to others as open, inviting and honest. Your positive attitude and optimism will increase and shine forth. Smiling can help get you that new job, or promotion, or raise that you’ve been wishing for. Who knows, facing each day with a smile could actually make you feel happier throughout the day. Best of all, smiling will let others smile back at you! So, check out your cosmetic dentistry options and SMILE!
Posted on behalf of Prime Dental Care
Finding the right dentist can be a lot like choosing a mate. If you take your time to find the right one who is really compatible with you, it can result in a long-lasting, even lifelong, relationship. To help you in the selection process, here are five questions to keep in mind:
1. What kind of dentist do you need?
You may notice in your local listings that some dentists names are followed by the initials DDS, which stands for doctor of dental surgery, and some by the initials DMD, which stands for doctor of dental medicine. The truth is, there is no real difference, other than semantics, between the two. It all depends on where they obtained their degree.
Most dentists, however, specialize. There are cosmetic dentists, family dentists, pediatric dentists, periodontists and orthodonists. Make sure when you are shopping for a dentist, you look for one who can accommodate your specific needs.
2. Does the dentist accept your insurance?
If you have some sort of dental or Medicaid that covers dental visits, make sure your dentist accepts the insurance. This can narrow your choices considerably.
3. What kind of credentials does the dentist have?
Just as you would want to know the background of a person you are dating, you want to find out as much as you can about a dentist you might choose. Where did they go to school? How long have they been practicing? Do they referrals you could call?
4. Is the office friendly and professional?
Visit the dentist’s office for a consultation. Is the office clean and neat? Is the staff friendly? Does the dentist do the cleanings or is there a dental hygienist who does them? Do you feel comfortable when you are there?
5. Is the office convenient?
Where is the dentist’s office located and is it convenient to either your home or office? If it is far away or had to get to in a rush hour emergency, you might want to think twice.
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