Everyone has a different, very unique experience with dental care. For some, most of the administrative details (keeping up with scheduling care) is very easy. For some, it’s extremely challenging! For some, enjoying and following through with dental hygiene every day is a breeze! For others? Not so much. To get started, our Ankeny, IA team would like to address some common challenges, as we explain how to make them much easier. As for your own personal experiences: Remember, we’re here to offer guidance during checkups!
Challenge: Keeping Up With Visits
Solution: If you are not the type of individual who finds keeping up with dental checkups and cleanings to be a breeze, then we are guessing you’re not an overly organized, type A personality! Of course, this is perfectly okay. However, the idea of trying to keep up with every-six-months visits may seem difficult because you may have trouble figuring out how to remind yourself to call us. This is easier than you might think.
Keep up with this part of your professional dental care in a variety of ways. First, you may wish to make reminders for yourself on a calendar or planner. Or, you might want to call us at the start of the year to set up both of your visits. Then, check your planner and you’ll notice when a visit is on its way. Another option? Set up your next visit at the end of each visit, write it down, and you’re good to go!
Challenge: Brushing Your Teeth
Solution: We get it. Brushing can seem very challenging when a detail or two aren’t making it feel easy. So, to begin, your dentist suggests you pinpoint the problem. For instance, do you loathe your toothbrush? Are you having trouble remembering to brush? Does brushing hurt? Move on from there by addressing the actual problem. Buy a different brush. Dedicate very specific times every single day as your dental hygiene sessions, so you stick with them. Let us know if brushing is difficult or you need pointers! You can apply the same thinking to flossing!
Challenge: Motivating Yourself For Restorative Care
Solution: You are well aware that when the time comes that you require restorative dental care, you definitely need it. However, that’s not always enough motivation. So, what to do? Simply put, we encourage you to go through the pros and cons list. Pros: You keep your smile, you avoid pain, you make your life easier, you save money in the long run, and you don’t wish later that you had come to us sooner! Cons: It takes a little extra time out of your schedule. See? The benefits always win!
Let Us Help With Your Smile Challenges
Give us the opportunity to help you, when you feel you’re dealing with smile challenges that you cannot seem to overcome. Remember that in most instances, simply by changing your approach, care becomes very easy! Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.