A recent article in U.S. News & World Report addresses several reasons some patients give for avoiding dental appointments. It’s a humorous and a fun read!
One reason mentioned that patients use to avoid dental appointments is cost. At Valley Dental Health we make every effort to provide each patient with payment options that fit his or her needs. We participate with most major insurance companies, and offer CareCredit financing with options for interest-free payments. We can also work individually with you to ensure that your treatment is planned to maximize insurance benefits, and phased to ensure that you are comfortable with all aspects of your treatment plan.
The article also addresses the discomfort that many patients associate with a dental appointment. At Valley Dental Health, we are aware that many patients might consider a dental visit to be less than appealing. We take great strides to ensure that every visit is a positive one. We offer several amenities to ensure your comfort. Complimentary Wi-Fi will keep you connected. Televisions in the treatment rooms with DVD players allow you to watch your favorite show or movie while receiving treatment. Internet radio is also available in case you prefer music to television. Our brand new ultra leather dental chairs will keep you comfortable while you are reclined. And most importantly, our warm atmosphere and friendly team will ensure that you feel like you are a member of our family!
Finally, the article discusses the idea that good oral hygiene and lack of pain are reasons to avoid dental appointments. Your team of dental professionals at Valley Dental Health place great importance on prevention. While excellent home care is the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles, a professional cleaning and examination are still necessary to ensure continued oral health. Many problems can start very small and with no pain and grow into much larger problems. Frequent cleanings along with clinical and radiographic examinations can detect problems when they are still treatable with minimally-invasive procedures.
As always, if you have any questions about your oral health or want to make an appointment, feel free to contact us. We are here for you!