We believe in the old saying “prevention is better than cure.” Every one of our patients gets the benefit of a dentist who spends time on oral hygiene education along with providing tips for preventing cavities and infections. While providing preventative care, we practice a form of holistic dental medicine. We will spend as long as it takes to ensure that your teeth remain clean, diseases free, and in the best shape possible, so that you never have to experience a dental emergency or a situation where medical intervention is required.
Professional dental care
Naturally, if a situation does arise where we have to provide one with intervention, the best place to be is with a dentist. We will bring all of our experience to bear so that we can cure whatever ails the patient as fast and as efficiently as possible. Once we have rid the patient of the dental problem, we can turn our attention to assuring that the problem never reoccurs. To do this, we will give patients all the tools they need. The most powerful of all tools that any medical provider can give a patient is information. The better informed a patient is, the more likely it is that the patient will make the right choices for his or her teeth.
As a dentist, we know that the information age has made things far more accessible to everyone, which has in a sense taken away the personal touch. We love it when a patient comes to our office with questions, so the internet is definitely a great resource. As long as patients are using the internet as a way to supplement information, and to know when it is time to call us for help, it can be an outstanding tool. For those seeking better ways of caring for their teeth, the same is true.
Find an accurate source of dental information
Where it becomes challenging is when the information online is highly technical or confusing. What patients need to remember is twofold. First, the internet has a massive size and scope. Each day there are millions of people around the world searching for a million things. As people look for everything from dental crowns to baseball caps, there are an equal number of websites and experts that offer advice. This leads to the second thing patients should remember. None of the people online are addressing one’s needs specifically because they are writing for a broader audience.
There is only one place for you to get the kind of personalized information you need to make important dental and oral health decisions, and that is with your dentist. Nothing beats being able to talk to a medical provider face to face when you want to have answers about your dental health. As a dentist, we provide information about oral health on our blog but always suggest visiting our office for an official diagnosis so that we can provide you with details about your health and create a treatment plan that is designed to fit your needs.
Call our Leawood, KS, dental office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.