Lakefront Family Dentistry Puts Patient Comfort First
There are some sights that patients might expect in dental offices: magazines, fish tanks and dental technology, to name a few. Unfortunately, no matter how comfortable the surroundings, many patients still feel anxious when visiting the dentist. In fact, many avoid going to the dentist entirely, which eventually may result in costly complications from gum disease or tooth decay.
Licensed practitioner and Wildomar cosmetic dentist Dr. Derek B. Hauser has served Riverside County for more than 20 years. Specializing in preventative care, cosmetic dentistry and advanced CEREC treatments, he has transformed the smiles of families throughout the Inland Empire. Contact Lakefront Family Dentistry at (951) 244-9495 or Make an Appointment Online Today!
Take the Pain Out of Dental Visits
Prevention is often the best medicine in dental care—starting with dental cleanings and regular checkups. Yet, between 9 percent and 20 percent of Americans avoid going because of fear and anxiety. Dental phobia is real, and it is a more serious condition than many people realize.
Patients with dental phobia may have trouble sleeping the night before an examination, or they might experience feelings of nervousness that accelerate while waiting in the dentist’s office. Although there are ways to overcome dental fear, some phobias may even require psychiatric attention.
Here are a few tips for taking the worry out of a trip to the dentist:
Schedule Regular Dental Visits
Seeing the dentist twice per year can help prevent any dental problems before discomfort occurs, or before expensive treatment becomes necessary. Regular visits allow the dentist to watch over your oral health and recommend a dental routine to address areas of concern.
People with a high risk of dental disease should schedule a visit every three to four months, or more. The high-risk group includes people who:
- Have diabetes
- Are dealing with gum disease
- Have a weak immune system
- Tend to get plaque buildup or cavities
A person’s ideal oral-hygiene routine may change throughout the course of a lifetime. For example, as people get older, they may become ill or stressed more often. These may inhibit the immune system, causing infection.
For older people with weak immune systems, regular dental visits may prove invaluable. A dentist can prevent and treat infection, and may even notice symptoms of serious diseases before they become symptomatic.
Take advantage of your dental visit with a hygienist or dentist by asking if you are using proper dental tools and hygiene techniques. For example, a dental hygienist can tell if you are flossing and brushing properly, as well as choosing the right dental-care products.
Jot down a list of items to look over with your dentist, including information about tooth sensitivity or pain, medications that you are taking and any preexisting medical conditions.
Know What to Expect
Sometimes, not knowing what is going to happen is scarier than knowing, so during a routine checkup, expect the dentist to screen for oral cancer, check for gum and tooth disease, and examine your crowns, fillings or dentures. Dental X-rays will also help detect any problems that may not be seen during other examinations.
At Lakefront Family Dentistry, patients can expect to be greeted by a friendly, knowledgeable staff, along with a plush, state-of-the-art facility where they can see the same dentist every time. During a visit to our office, one of Dr. Hauser’s three registered dental hygienists will complete a thorough cleaning with special tools that remove tartar and plaque deposits from the enamel and from around the gum line.
When it comes to maintaining oral health, a dentist is your best ally. Don’t hesitate to ask questions or express any concerns you may have. Chances are, Dr. Hauser has dealt with the issue before and can provide a comfortable, lasting solution.
See a Wildomar Cosmetic Dentist Today!
Lakefront Family Dentistry provides a number of services ranging from cosmetic dentistry to cleanings and Invisalign. With Dr. Hauser’s extensive knowledge and experienced staff, you can’t go wrong. To experience a welcoming dentist visit, Contact Lakefront Family Dentistry at (951) 244-9495 or Make an Appointment Online Today!