I have had a lot of dental work! Sometimes I wonder if Jason would have married me had he known how much money he would have to spend on dental work. Ha! One thing I have learned though is that a good dentist makes all the difference. The following guest post is brought to you by Topdentists.com:
For many people, one of the trickiest branches of basic healthcare can be dental care, of which many people have fears or reservations. This is a bit of a strange fact, but it is fairly common for children to develop fears of dentists, and often these fears can persist well into adulthood. After all, there is something about allowing other people to poke around in your mouth with metal instruments that can certainly be disconcerting. However, unfortunately, professional dental care is also a necessity, as it provides the cleaning and care that your teeth and gums need to remain healthy and shield you from physical discomfort. So, how do you get over your fear, and make sure that you and your children receive proper dental care? A quick visit to Topdentists.com may do the trick!
At this website, you will likely first notice an easy geographical search tool for dentists. This can allow you to look up dentists in your area (simply by imputing your town or county), which is a great starting point for finding a dentist that you or your children may be comfortable with. Of course, you shouldn’t blindly select a dentist simply because he or she pops up as relevant to your area but, knowing a few names in your area can lead you to the research you need in order to determine whom you would most trust. Once you narrow your list down to a dentist or two, you can perform online searches and, if at all possible, ask others in the area for opinions and reviews of the dentist or dentists you are considering.
In addition to providing you with a simple way to search for dentists in your area, Topdentists.com may also help to alleviate some of your fears or concerns with regard to dental work. To begin with, the site is arranged in a very friendly and happy way, which can, in a subtle way, begin to reverse your perceptions on its own. Additionally, however, the website provides some specific relief for those who are a bit timid about having dental work done.
First, the site provides you with full details about a range of dental procedures. For some people, this is a great help after all, the dentist may tell you he’s fixing a cavity, but you’re not even sure exactly what he’s up to in your mouth in the process. Learning some of the details can take away some of the uncomfortable mystery involved in going to the dentist. Additionally, you can find lots of cheerful and encouraging before-and-after testimonies and photographs online, all of which can help you, and potentially your children, to become more comfortable going to the dentist.
Elle (@Cleverlychangin) says
Thanks for sharing this post. I never had dental issues until after I became a parent. I decided to go to the dentist that my husband went to, but now I realize I should have done some more research. A good dentist can make you feel beautiful. A great smile and no pain is more important than I previously realized. I will have to check out Topdentists link.
When I got married, I hadn’t been to the dentist in about a decade due to lack of insurance. As soon as I was officially listed on Husband’s benefits, he packed me off to the dentist! 🙂 I just went to his – and that dentist was okay. That summer I had five fillings and all of my wisdom teeth out (for which I went to an oral surgeon), and during one of the fillings I almost had a panic attack in the chair because I felt the numbing needle go into my gums! Ack! I also had a really bad gag reflex, so cleanings were miserable.
We switched dentists not long after that because we moved to a different area of town, and I LOVE our new dentist. Everyone there is so gentle when they work on my mouth, the gag reflex has ceased to be a problem. And whenever they need to numb me they remember that I need some serious pre-numbing for the needles. 🙂 I consider it a treat to go to the dentist now – I get to go lay down and not have to do anything for like an hour!
I don’t mind going to the dentist, I just need to make the appointment. It’s quite pitiful. I guess I feel like I don’t want to add one more thing to my calendar but I know it’s important so thanks for the reminder.
Nice post and nice of you to help people find a dentist. I have the best dentist in the world and he knows my fears so it’s great. Thanks for doing this. Your bloghop community friend.
I can identify with this all too well. I never had a problem with the dentist as a kid. Then after I had our 1st child, I ended up with cavities and so began my never ending dental saga. (I had my wisdom teeth out at 18 and all 4 got infected. From then on I refused to go to one.) Well, when you mouth hurts, you kinda don’t have a choice. Our sons has teeth similar to mine (straight, but tight). Cavities are unavoidable without daily flossing/flouride & brushing. He didn’t even mind the fillings because it was just an easy process. Then he had to get a crown. Now he’s more diligent about his dental care than I am. He still loves his dentist and I don’t mind making the 30+ min trip. He great (wish he accepted adult patients)! Mine is good too. Gentle and understanding about my fears. In fact they are becoming a thing of the past.
i had horrible experiences with the dentist as a child, including one yelling in my face and refusing to give me more numbing agent, making me feel all the drilling he was doing… for decades i was terrified of any and all dentists. finally my husband convinced me to at least try his dentist… what a night and day experience! your post is dead on when it says the dentist themselves make all the difference! my last appointment, i almost fell asleep while he was working- thats how relaxed i am now!
Ronda White says
I had tons for dental work done before I got married. My dad thought he was passing of the expense of my future dental work to my husband, but as it turns out, I have not had any problems since getting married. =) But, I have also been very faithful in going to the dentist every six months. My kids all love their dentist because she has tv’s on the ceiling that they can watch while she is working on them.