Do you feel comfortable and relaxed when visiting a dentist in Edgware, or are you fraught with feelings of anxiety and fear at the thought of receiving professional dental care? Finding a caring and approachable dentist in Edgware has never been more important for those wanting positive and pleasant dental experiences.
A positive patient experience is of fundamental importance if patients are to make regular visits to our dentist in Edgware and take better care of their oral health. Our dental team at Manor Lodge acknowledges the role dentists have in providing a positive patient experience, which is why we support a patient-focused approach to our dental care services.
We make sure to put the needs of our patients first and ensure their comfort when they visit us. In this post, we take a look at some of the ways we put patient-centric dental care into practice.
How to make your dental appointment more positive
Finding a dentist who understands patients’ anxieties and is willing to accommodate their needs is non-negotiable to creating a more positive patient experience. When you have a dentist who is willing to listen, you will feel more comfortable and be honest about your needs. Modern dental care is all about patient comfort as well as offering effective treatments and procedures. There are new methods of providing dental care that minimise pain and discomfort.
The first step to a positive patient experience is to choose the right dentist and then be honest about your fears and anxieties. Unless we are made aware that you are a nervous patient, we will not immediately know to find ways to help you.
Prepare a list of questions before your appointment. Do you have any symptoms you are worried about? Are you interested in learning which cosmetic dentistry treatments can improve your smile? Are you worried you are not cleaning your teeth properly?
Patient education is a huge part of a positive patient experience. We believe that patients can be empowered to make the right pro-dental choices that protect the health of their teeth and gums only when they are equipped with all the relevant information regarding their oral health.
Take care of your teeth between dental visits. It is not only what happens when you’re in the dental chair that is important to your dental health; it is what you do at home too. As important as professional dental cleanings are for good oral hygiene, so is brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day using the correct techniques.
Patients may think that they know how to brush their teeth, but only a dental professional can establish whether the techniques used are correct. Using incorrect techniques like brushing with too much force, using the wrong type of toothbrush or not brushing for a minimum of two minutes can be damaging to teeth and gums.
At Manor Lodge, we believe in building strong patient-dentist relationships. A strong patient-first philosophy and modern dental methods and tools support our provision of professional quality dental care. Give us a call to schedule an appointment and receive a higher-quality patient care experience.Back to Blog
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