If you are looking for a new dentist in Tulsa, you might be tempted to use many different standards to make a choice about which dentist is best for you: location, which insurance they take, and others. But let us recommend you consider something you might not have thought of: your dentist should have a spa-like environment. You may not think this has a big impact on your dental care, but its significance is larger than you suspect.
You Should Want to Go to the Dentist
Too many people in this country don’t see their dentist every year for a dental checkup, let alone the twice annually that is recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA). Why? There are many reasons, but, often, it just boils down to the fact that people don’t like going to the dentist. If people feel uncomfortable there, they may be reluctant to schedule an appointment at the dentist, and seek excuses for not going.
Unless they’re facing something more unpleasant than the dentist, such as pain in their teeth or gums. People who only go to the dentist when they have a problem are more likely to have poor oral and overall health.
If, on the other hand, you have a dentist where you have a more pleasant experience, then you’re more likely to want to visit the dentist, and maintain your oral and overall health.
You Deserve a More Enjoyable Experience
If dentistry had to be unpleasant, it would be a justifiable sacrifice. You would suffer the unpleasantness because the benefits of dental care were more important.
But if you can get the same quality dental care (or better, see below), while having a more pleasant experience, why wouldn’t you choose that? Life is too short to spend any of it someplace that is unnecessarily unpleasant.
Over the next 20 years, you’re probably going to spend at least 40 hours in the dental office. That’s like a week of work. If you could choose between a job that had no regard for your comfort and one that pampered you, which would you choose? Make the smart choice here, too, and choose a dentist who will offer you a more pleasant experience.
The Experience May Be Indicative of the Care
Some people think that the experience you have at the dentist is unrelated to the care you get at the dentist. But this isn’t true. In fact, the dental experience a dentist seeks to create tells you a lot about how they are likely to care for you as a patient.
Dentists who care about your experience are more likely to care about you as an individual. They want to make sure you’re happy and comfortable. Dentists who don’t invest in the experience you have at their office may not be as concerned about your individual care. Instead of caring as much about each individual, they may be a more volume-oriented practice that cares about its patients as a whole, but each individual patient is less important.
And dentists who invest in your experience are also more likely to invest in advanced dental technologies that can help you get quality care.
At élan, We Care for You
There are many dentists in Tulsa to choose from. We invite you to come to élan, where dentist Dr. Meghan Hodges strives to provide every patient with the best possible experience as well as the best possible results.
If you’ve never been comfortable at the dentist, please call (918) 528-3330 today for an appointment at élan and learn what a difference it can make.