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Best Questions to Ask a New Dentist

Knowing the questions to ask a new dentist is important. Getting to know them is essential to find out if they’re able to provide you with the dental work that is required. With the help that they provide, everyone can have a more comfortable experience with the dentist. At Solace Dentistry, we believe that peace and positivity can go a long way with your dental experience. Find out what questions you should ask when it is your first time at the office.

Questions to Ask a New Dentist

There are numerous questions to ask a new dentist during your first consult. Keep these and others that you think of in mind during the appointment.

  1. Do you practice gentle dentistry?
  2. Let them know if you’re scared of the dentist or of having dental work done.
  3. Do they do procedures a certain way for patients?
  4. Should you be aware of any office or billing procedures that they have for patients?
  5. What are your qualifications to practice dentistry?
  6. How can I improve my dental health? What about whitening my teeth?
  7. How often should I visit the dentist and have a cleaning exam?
  8. What good at home techniques can I use to reduce the chances of cavities or gingivitis?
  9. Are there are specific toothbrushes or products I should be using?
  10. What age should my child be before they see a dentist?

A great dentist will answer all of your questions for you and put your mind at ease. Speak with us here at Solace Dentistry in Charlotte, NC to find out what we can do for you. We take pride in providing comfortable dentistry experiences for all of our patients. Let us take care of the dental needs that you have. Call us today to make an appointment with one of our dental professionals.

Preparing Yourself for Your Next Dental Appointment

It is important to be prepared for your next dental appointment. With a few tips and tricks from the experts here at Solace Dentistry, everyone is able to reduce the nerves they have, while also feeling more comfortable with the procedure you’re getting. A lot of people are scared of the dentist, but being prepared is the best step forward to get the best dental care you have ever had. Keep these tips in mind the next time you come in for an appointment to get the dental work you need.

Ways to Prepare Yourself for Your Next Dental Appointment

There are many ways to prepare yourself for your next dental appointment. Keeping these tips in mind can help you reduce anxiety, while also feeling more comfortable with the level of dental work that is needed. Many are scared of the dentist, but you don’t have to be.

  1. Meet with the dentist beforehand to let them know how you feel about dental work. Knowing the dentist helps you feel more comfortable.
  2. Ask about the procedure, how long it will take, what will be done and what you can expect it to feel like so that you’re not going in without knowing much about it. Fear of the unknown is common.
  3. Know that if you’re currently in any dental pain, the dentist can remove the pain by doing the procedure for you. This helps you put aside anxiety and get right to the point.

Speak with the Dental Professionals

If you are nervous about the dental work that is going to be done, it is important to let the dentist know how you feel. Call the dental professionals here at Solace Dentistry for the help that is needed. We can provide you with an appointment and some reassuring words to keep your anxiety at bay. Call us today to set up a time to meet!

Fillings Do More Than Prevent Tooth Decay from Spreading

Everyone knows that getting a filling is one of the ways to prevent tooth decay from spreading. However, fillings do so much more. Here at Solace Dentistry, we take your dental health very seriously. We want you to know all the benefits of fillings. Here is more information on some of the other things a filling will do for you.

Fillings are a Great Way to Prevent Tooth Decay from Spreading

Fillings Do More Than Prevent Tooth Decay from SpreadingOf course, getting a filling is the first step if your tooth has some level of decay. By removing the decayed material, and sealing any gaps where bacteria can enter the tooth, a filling is the most important step in making sure you prevent tooth decay from spreading.

. . . But They Do So Much More, Too

If your tooth has been damaged—whether through trauma or decay—you may be in a situation where the structural strength of the tooth has been compromised. This means the tooth will be more susceptible to damage in the future, when you are eating crunchy food, or engaging in some other activity that puts stress on the tooth.

A filling can help strengthen the tooth, particularly when it is applied in place of weakened material. By getting a filling, you can help ward off future problems.

What’s more, a filling can help restore the tooth to its proper function. Sometimes, people who have damaged a tooth begin to compensate by chewing on the other side of the mouth. This can eventually lead to problems with the jaw (and the teeth that are being used to compensate). Getting a filling means that the damaged tooth is able to return to full function, and you can stop avoiding using that part of your mouth.

If you think you may need a filling, come see us at Solace Dentistry today!

Things You Can Do to Remain Calm at Our Office

When you come in to our office, we want to do everything we can to help you remain calm. It is important to us that we do everything we can to help with this process. However, before you come in, there are things you can do, too. We will make sure to do everything possible in office to ensure you are relaxed and enjoy your time with us. Here are a few ideas of things you can do to help yourself prior to your next appointment with us.

How to Best Remain Calm When Visiting Our Office

When you want to remain calm during your dental visits, first, schedule your appointments on days where you don’t have to typically rush. For example, if you know you will have to rush for specific errands on Tuesdays, avoid that day. Go with whatever days are usually easier for you.

Prior to coming to our office, make sure to avoid caffeine whenever possible. Having caffeine before you come in can make you jittery. Plus, it can also raise your blood pressure, which won’t help you remain calm. Try having water or a small bit of decaf tea before coming in to help.

Finally, if you know that you tend to get anxious, tell us. Here at Solace Dentistry, we will be sure to do whatever we can to help you through any nerves you may have. However, we don’t know when each person that walks in gets those nerves. We have a lot of resources available to you. We just need to know that you want us to use them to help you feel better.

We Are a Peaceful Dentist Office for a Reason

Here at Solace Dentistry, we know that some people struggle with going to the dentist. We are here to help with whatever anxieties may come up. Just let us know when you want our help, and we will do our best to accommodate. Knowing that you need or want our help allows us to be able to help you remain calm both in our offices, and even before you walk in the doors. Find out more by calling our offices today!