Posted by myideas1 on 2nd October 2008
1. If you are experiencing pain, your body is trying to tell you there is a problem. And generally, if you wait, the problem will get worse, which may lead to more pain, more expenses and/or loss of the tooth/teeth.
2. If you had a bad experience at a young age or otherwise, you tend not to go back. A way around this would be to ask for referrals from friends who had good experiences.
3. As a Healthcare Provider, I feel the patient is in charge when they come in for treatment. I am here to serve. As the patient, you have the right to ask questions, and accept or deny treatment.
4. As they say, "Your body is your temple." Thus, without a healthy mouth, your body is not healthy. Any bacteria that you have in your mouth is transferred to all parts of your body. Without strong healthy teeth, your food cannot be broken down properly, leading to digestive and intestinal issues.
5. Some people are afraid to know if there is a problem, so they avoid having dental care. However, in the end, something small becomes larger, and more painful or costly. Go for regular check-ups to learn how to get and maintain a healthy mouth.
6. Patients have been victims of overpriced offices or misdiagnoses. To gain a better understanding of the recommended treatment, ask questions. Also, if further information is needed to feel comfortable, seek a second opinion.
7. Financial woes may cause fear for some because the treatment needed may be out of reach. There are options available: Dental Insurance Companies, Dental Finance Companies and individual office payment plans.
Dr. Terrilyn Reynolds recently opened her office in the Historic Fourth Ward, in Inman Park. She has been practicing dentistry for over 10 years and is the proud product of Spelman College and Howard University College of Dentistry. She is committed to providing superb dental care and oral health education to all children and families and works diligently to make the Atlanta community a healthy community.
Meet Dr. Reynolds and her team and begin to receive the warm, caring service and the best oral healthcare from Gentle Dental Care. Her office provides special rates and discounts for schools and organizations. Call today for an appointment (404) 524-8444.