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Are You Putting Off Your Next Appointment? Try These Tips to Feel More Comfortable!

January 18, 2017
Posted By: Fanny Chu, DMD
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Avoiding trips to the dentist is more common than you might first realize. Patients tell us that they have stayed away from dental visits for a variety of reasons. 

Some of them include:

  • A fear of the dentist
  • Concerns about budget
  • Shame regarding the status of their oral health
  • Trying to coordinate schedules
  • Not realizing how important it is

Here Are Some Tips to Help You Feel More Comfortable

As your dentist, everyone in our Burnaby, BC dental office is here to help you. Here are some ideas about making your next dental appointment less stressful and more comfortable.

Be Honest

If you have missed multiple dental appointments, let us know. We can schedule some extra time to help you get back on track with your oral health. Our dentists and hygienists will never make you feel shame or guilt because you have stayed away. We remain focused on helping you enjoy a healthy smile.

Communicate Your Concerns

If you have problems making a dental appointment because of work or other demands on your schedule, let us know. We can schedule more treatment at one time so that you can make the most out of your appointment. We also offer appointments first thing in the morning so you can minimize the impact on the rest of your day.

If you need treatment that falls outside of your dental insurance coverage or you elect for certain types of care that are not covered, we have ideas about how to phase treatment over time or break it into manageable segments so that you can fit the care you want into your budget.

Maintain Preventive Routines

The best way to protect your smile is to take care of it each and every day. Your car needs a regular tune-up, and your smile is no different. Regular dental exams and professional dental cleanings are tune-ups for your smile. This gives our dentists an opportunity to monitor your health and prevent any serious complications from developing.

If you have questions about the necessity of dental treatment, let us know! We are always happy to answer your questions so that you fully understand your options.

Contact Our Burnaby Office

If you are looking for a friendly Burnaby, BC dentist to help you get your health back on track, contact Central Park Dental Clinic for your next appointment.

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