By Alex Reznick
Everyone needs a dentist who can provide the best oral care, but it is not always simple to find the perfect fit for you. While there are many quality dental practices out there, choosing one that best suits your specific needs is key to a lifetime of good oral health.
Simply put; you wouldn’t trust your physical health to just anyone, and the same should go for your oral health. After all, problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body. With some proper research, you can entrust your oral health to a professional who has ample training and experience so they can provide the best treatment for your specific dental needs.
To help you achieve your oral health goals, RiverEdge Dental, with three locations in Ontario — Bradford, Keswick and Orangeville — offers state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable setting. RiverEdge Dental’s mission statement is: “In the community for the community.” True to its name, all practices are located in small towns and welcome patients of all ages; older families with younger children, teenagers, retired couples and adults.
RiverEdge Dental is open seven days a week with 24-hour call support for dental care after hours. They do everything from routine teeth cleanings and amalgam-free tooth fillings to dental crowns, dental bridges, teeth whitening treatments, Invisalign®, dental implants, root canal therapy, and more.
Due to COVID-19, the dental practice is taking every precaution to ensure patients and staff are protected. From gowns, N95 masks, protective shields and hair caps, the staff at RiverEdge Dental is prepared to see patients in the office. Additionally, precautions for appointment procedures and other safety measures are currently in place to provide a safe dental appointment. Patients are required to fill out a COVID 19-screening questionnaire prior to their appointment to provide full insight to their current medical health.
About RiverEdge Dental Services
The staff at RiverEdge Dental does everything from dental exams and cosmetic dentistry services to dental implants, orthodontics, tooth extractions, and more. Here are some of the main dental services they offer at each of their dental clinics.
- Dental hygiene services
- Orthodontics and orthopedics
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Restorative dentistry
- Sedation dentistry
- Neuromuscular dentistry
How can I protect my oral health?
To protect your oral health, the staff at RiverEdge Dental suggests practicing good oral hygiene every day and:
- Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled brush using fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day
- Use mouthwash
- Eat a healthy diet and limit sugar intake
- Replace your toothbrush every three months or sooner if you are sick or bristles are worn
- Schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings
- Avoid the use of tobacco
Meet for a consultation
Prior to choosing a dentist, it’s perfectly acceptable to make a list of potential candidates and call or visit several before making an appointment. Ask important questions such as: are they a member of organized dentistry, how much are dental procedures, what procedures can be done in office, and how far in advance do you need to schedule regular checkups or cleanings?
As far as the delivery of dental services is concerned, you’ll want to find a dentist who will adapt to your busy lifestyle and schedule. For instance, RiverEdge Dental is open seven days a week with extended hours so that patients can be seen at a time that is convenient for them.
It is also important to be able to connect with your dentist on a personal level, as they’ll likely be taking care of you for many years to come. Look for a dentist who takes an interest in your life and who knows you by name when you come in for a visit. Over the course of the relationship, you may find your anxiety over going to the dentist will dissipate, and that you may even look forward to your bi-yearly visits.
The best dentist-patient relationships are based on trust, and finding your dental home means that you have found a place where you know that your provider has your best interests at heart.
Alex Reznick has been in medical health sales for over 10 years. He’s lived in Toronto and Montreal and enjoys writing about health related topics and the latest & best dental products.
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