DOES YOUR DENTIST KNOW WHAT YOU LOVE?
Dr. Ken Yabuki
Strange question? Not really, questions about who you are and what you love are keys to great dental health. Dental health is not just about finding a cavity or cleaning the teeth. It is about your overall health.
If your tooth enamel is worn down, it could be an indication that you are suffering from high stress and are grinding your teeth at night. Blood sugar levels are often not the first sign of diabetes, swollen and receding gums with sores that just do not want to heal, are.
A personal dentist is someone who takes the time to get to know you personally. What food choices you like. Do you exercise? Are you into sports? Is that bleeding gum a developing illness or did you just get hit during a sports game? Are you sensitive teeth due to high stress from your profession or is this part of your genetics? They see the whole pictures. Putting clues together based on who you are. This process takes time and attention to your needs.
Private Dentist = You are valuable
The challenge with today’s dentistry is that many dentist work in corporate organizations, where you, as a person, are unimportant. What matters is the numbers. They may want to spend the time with you, work with your needs, be flexible to your life demands, but their employer, the big multi office corporation, has other priorities. Getting caught up in a corporate organization, you, as a patient, lose control. The corporate policy dictates what should be done and how. Their employee, the dentist, has no say in the matter. Can you trust what they recommend? Their loyalties are divided. Where as a private dentist has a vested interest in making sure you are well taken care of and happy. Your health is his/her reputation. You are their best award.
Getting to know you as a person, takes effort.
Getting to know you as a person, takes time and effort. This is where a good private and personal dentist is a better value than the bottom single procedure cost. Through knowing your history, your family background and health and how you live your life, a personal dentist will save you money, prevent problems and sometimes, your life.
Surf City Dentist would like to be your personal and private dentist. Call us for an in-person interview appointment. You are important to us.
This blog is for advisory purposes only. Actual medical/dental diagnosis can not be done online. This blog does not replace the opinion or procedures recommended by others licensed professionals in the field.
Please see a licensed dentist or doctor.