SMILE. In this
world full of selfies and photographies, we are always compelled to stretch a
huge smile, show off our teeth and say cheese as we stare at the camera’s lens
and wait for its flash to come out. Yes, it seems easy enough. Looking
beautiful and vibrant in front of a camera, revealing rows of white and
gleaming teeth doesn’t sound like a big thing- for some!
Though social media
has posted numerous pictures of people who exude confidence through their
laughing expressions, it is undeniable that there are also some people who
prefer to stay behind the shadow of the camera. For what probable reasons? A
why some people are shy, can be narrowed down to the dental status that
restricts them from opening their mouth and making a big and beautiful smile.
Some may be embarrassed because they are still reliant to their braces, they
are suffering from visible tooth decay, they do not have a bright set of teeth,
or their teeth are just not attractive and pleasing enough.
Despite the reason,
everyone is entitled to present themselves to the public with pride, and if
these dental problems prevent them from doing so, then it’s time to find a
reliable dentist who could help them revive their perfect smile, in
and out the camera.
If you are one of
those suffering the same embarrassment due to dental problems, make sure to
find people who could best give you the dental services that you need most. To
help you, consider the following things to ensure that you only get yourself
nothing but a reliable dentist.
Ask your family,
friends, or even neighbors for recommendations. Make sure that these people
have known and trusted their recommended dentists. Their recommendations,
either positive or negative, reflect how dentists work and how they deliver
dental services. Also, their feedback on the dentists helps you picture out the
services that they mainly offer and gives you an idea of what you should be
Aside from the
close people around you, look for recommendations from dental websites
as well. Take time to read the comments posted by random clients because these
serve as their testimonial for their encounter with the dentist. Search for
excellent and outstanding reviews. Through these, you can guarantee that you
are pointed to the best dentist in town!
Check for the
Dentist’s Education and Expertise
After getting names
from the list of recommendations, search deeper for details about them and
narrow them down to the most accredited and most affiliated dentist. Start from
the educational background of the dentist if he/she has completed the degree,
or if he/she attended training and seminars related to dental services
accumulated by the dentist also matter. Look for accreditations of the
dentist’s services and professional ethics. Also, check if the dentist is an
active member of any dental organizations. Doing these additional searches can
help you make sure that you are considering a reliable dentist who delivers
quality and excellent dental services.
Clinic for a Meet and Greet
Get in your car and
take a tour of the dentist’s clinic. There are a lot of benefits in visiting
the clinic. First, you can take a look at the physical set-up of the
establishment and see for yourself if its using quality dental equipment.
Second, you can assess if the place is clean and orderly. Third, you can secure
Aside from the
mentioned benefits of visiting the clinic, you can also have the chance of
meeting the clinic’s staff and the dentist personally. Check if the whole
office staff and the dentist himself/herself are friendly and accommodating.
Evaluate their work ethics and if they can handle your demands.
Flexibility of the Dentist’s Schedule
A good dentist must
have the initiative to entertain clients for dental services at any time most
especially for dental emergencies. Check if the dentist is
reliable enough to handle such emergencies even if it’s out of your appointment
schedule. Make agreements with the dentist if unfortunate circumstances occur
and the means to reach the dentist.
Your dentist must
not only be your dental partner who maintains your dental needs, but he/she
must also be like your friend whom you can run into when things get rough and
need his/her services any time of the day.
We all want to look
good and be ready to strike a pose and stretch a broad smile at all times. But
doing so entails quite a maintenance. To make sure that we always wear the most
valuable accessory- smile, we need to take our dental care more seriously, and
it should start by finding a reliable dentist.
Article by: Adira
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