3 Tips For Preparing To Go To The Dentist

Posted on: 6 September 2017

When most people think of going to the dentist, they may not consider the things that they should or shouldn't do in order to prepare for the actual appointment. However, there are definitely some tips to keep in mind when it comes to preparing for your dental visit. This article will discuss 3 of these tips in more detail. 


One of the most important things that you can do before you go to the dentist is eat. You never know how long you will wait in the waiting room, or how long you will need to wait for the dentist once the hygienist is done cleaning your teeth. Also, if you get a fluoride treatment at the end of you appointment, you will not be able to eat for up to half an hour after the fluoride is put on your teeth. Because of these unknown factors, it is in your best interest to eat right before you go, and then brush and floss your teeth. 

Don't Over-Brush Or -Floss

If you are someone that doesn't brush or floss as often as they should, it can sometimes be tempting to go crazy on the day of you dentist appointment and try to get your teeth suddenly clean at the last minute. This can sometimes lead to excessive brushing and flossing that your teeth simply aren't used to. This will likely cause you a great deal of pain because your teeth are not used to being brushed or flossed this much. This pain will then be expounded when the dental hygienist beings working your your mouth. Also, they can tell that you don't regularly brush or floss, so it doesn't effectively hide whatever it is that you were trying to hide in the first place. Instead, it is better to brush normally on the day of your appointment and then begin a habit of brushing and flossing twice each day. You can also get some tips from the dentist and dental hygienist when it comes to more effectively brushing and flossing your teeth. 

Check Your Insurance

Lastly, it is always smart to just check with your insurance to make sure that they cover the dentist that you are seeing. Insurance policies can change, so even if you have seen this dentist before, it is always a good idea to double check, because this can save you a great deal of money in the long run. 

For more information, talk to dentist offices like Dr. Jon Douglas Lesan, DDS, RpH, PA.


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