October 2014

Enjoy Your Dentist and the Dentistry Your Parents Never Had


What did your parents tell you about going to the dentist? Did they talk about how your dentists could help you take care of your teeth, gums and even your smile? Instead, they probably emphasized the negative: "It won't hurt much," or "Your toothache will be gone."


For most of us, the stories we heard about visiting dentists described how the person in the white jacket helped relieve tooth pain. We didn't hear about the dentists creating opportunities for good dental health and an attractive bright smile.  Comparing the dentistry your parents knew with the new dentistry that has emerged over the past ten to fifteen years is like comparing the computers of the 1950's with today's powerful desktop machines. The differences are vast. Yet, as dental care consumers, most of us have not updated our old stories. You haven't added new chapters about the great possibilities for dental care and dental well-being that the new dentistry offers.


You can experience these new possibilities for oral and dental health by creating a partnership with your dentist and their dental teams. You can take advantage of innovations and advances in:


  • Treatment technologies and equipment
  • Specialization
  • New materials
  • Preventive techniques
  • Scientific knowledge
  • Cosmetic enhancements  
  • Integrated multi-specialty treatment teams


A partnership is based on communication and mutual responsibility, and you can actively foster that first communication. You can begin to partner with your dentist and their team by:


  • Asking about advancements in treatment technologies and materials.
  • Finding out what steps you can take to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
  • Creating a positive dental future through the recommended steps of flossing and brushing.
  • Taking an active role in contacting your dentist at the first sign of any concern about teeth or gums.
  • Using your curiosity to make sure you understand the reasons for a referral to a specialist. 


Your parents didn't have the choices or the opportunities that you have today for optimal dental health. The new dentistry can create more than a warm bright smile; it can improve your overall health.  The future of your dental health is in your hands.  


Make the call right now to The Grapevine Dentist at 817-251-4888 and let us help you take that first step to a healthier you!

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