Dental visits are stressful for many Americans. Some avoid the dentist altogether because of the stress factor! Dental visits are also extremely important to maintain your oral health. It is recommended that you see your dentist every 6 months for cleanings and exams. Being adequately prepared for your dental visit can significantly reduce your stress and ensure that you have the best dental experience possible.
List of Questions
Prior to your visit, prepare a list of questions you may have for your dentist. These questions can include anything dental related. Your dentist can suggest ways to improve your oral hygiene practices or the best toothpaste to use. Having these questions written beforehand will allow you to ensure that you don’t forget anything you meant to ask.
List of Concerns
Similar to the list of questions, write a list of concerns you may have. If you have experienced pain, bleeding while brushing teeth, or other issues, you should bring them up with your dentist. Bringing up concerns to your dentist can help them catch large issues in the early stages.
Verifying your appointment can help eliminate any miscommunication about the appointment time. Ensure that you have the right time, date, and location of the appointment. Try to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to fill out applicable paperwork.
Insurance Cards and Method of Payment
If you intend to use dental insurance, make sure you bring your insurance card with you to the appointment. You will also need the method of payment you intend to use to cover deductibles or services.
Dental health significantly affects overall health, so it is important for your dentist to know your medical history. Ensure you have a list of all medications and supplements you take.
Dental visits don’t have to be stressful. Use this checklist to ensure that you make the most of your dental visit. To schedule your dental appointment, contact us at Bismarck Advanced Dental and Implants today!