A Spotlight of My Dental Home, Dr. Kevin Brown & Associates

Another advantage of going to a dentist you like is that if they like you back, you could get free toothpaste, floss, or toothbrushes, or even a discount on your bill! This dental tip will help you save money, and it’s also a good idea to stick with the same dentist for a while so they can get to know you and your oral health. When the dentist doesn’t have a benchmark to operate from, he or she won’t know if any dental conditions are quickly worsening or being sustained. Another factor to consider is that dentists need recent reports of the teeth before proceeding with any care. X-rays and a consultation are normally needed before care starts, but if you keep changing dentists, you’ll find that you’ll have to pay for that consultation and sometimes those x-rays over and over again.Come watch and join us at My Dental Home, Dr. Kevin Brown & Associates

This dental tip is particularly useful for people who are constantly on the move. Tell your new dentist to call your old dentist to move your file so that the new office is aware of your dental problems and can possibly save you money. You may ask them to hand over your file, but most dental practises (and medical clinics) are wary of entrusting patients with their own files because they sometimes go missing. These agreements may be legally binding, but if they are misplaced, the practitioner could face serious consequences.

This is more of a general medical tip for your own good than a dental tip. While certain medical issues have no bearing on your dental visit, it’s best to tell the dentist what you know. Allergies, asthma, and smoking habits, for example, may have a significant effect on your care plan. Inform the surgery and write it down on your medical history form if you take some kind of medicine (natural or not/legal or not). The most important aspect is to keep your medical history up to date, especially if you end up in the hospital; this will protect you from any potential dental pain or reactions.