Many people don’t have a clear understanding of what visiting the dentist should be like. For that reason, they don’t know when they’re exposed to substandard care, which jeopardizes their comfort, health and happiness. That’s the premise of Dr. Ryan Maher’s new book, “The Trooth in Dentistry”.
In this guide, Dr. Maher continually reiterates one of the key concepts of comfortable dentistry: seeing the dentist doesn’t have to hurt. “”Dentistry is not what it used to be,” he writes. “It can be pain free, comfortable, relaxing, and performed in an ethical manner that a patient does not have to second-guess as he or she walks out the door.”
Other topics Dr. Maher covers includes the importance of a clean dental office. Sterilization of dental tools is so important, as are proper infection control standards and required licensing of everyone who touches your teeth. When you’re searching for comfortable dentistry in Quincy, MA, you should never hesitate to ask about staff training, sterilization procedures, and the other measures in place to keep you safe and healthy. A reputable dentist will be happy to answer those questions. If your concerns are dismissed, brushed off, or if your dentist becomes indignant about even being asked, that’s a red flag you should take seriously!
Preventative care and post-procedural care receive special attention in the book as well. Regular care of your teeth at home as well as professional cleanings are truly important. Dr. Maher raises a great point in that patients who receive regular dental care and don’t put off seeing a dentist until things are truly an emergency often have a more satisfying experience. It’s also important that you be provided with clear, easy to understand care instructions after you have any dental work done.
While not everyone is going to want to spend their summer reading time learning about dental care standards, understanding Dr. Maher’s key points will help you have a better experience when you visit the dentist.