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7 questions to ask your dentist

5th March 2021 by

Choosing a London Dentist can be confusing and a bit daunting. We also agree that building a great relationship with your dentist goes hand-in-hand with the dental treatment itself. So we have put together this handy list of must-ask questions to help you choose the right dentist for you.

1. Do you feel comfortable with the dentist?

This may be a gut-instinct but do you feel they are listening to you and giving you bespoke advice related to your mouth and habits. You only have one set of teeth so be careful who you entrust them to. The friendly, award-winning dentists here at Bow Lane Dental will not only provide you with bespoke advice, but will also be here to listen to you. Whether that’s dental concerns or life in general! Our dentists are also fantastic with children, rewarding them with fun stickers and prizes instead of sugar-based treats. Don’t forget Ilan Preiss can also perform some pretty impressive magic tricks too!

2. Is the practice well established?

Experience and continuity of care can be very valuable. Will they be there next time you have your check-up? It takes time to build a relationship on both sides. Bow Lane was established in 2001.

3. Do they have a dental hygienist?

With recent changes to the law you will probably see your dental hygienist more often than your dentist. Do they guide you in what are the best oral hygiene aids for your mouth and encourage you in between appointments? Bow Lane has four dental hygienists.

4. Training and further education.

Most dentists will have the basic qualification (BDS) but do they keep up to date with the latest techniques and materials?  This is especially important if you are considering any extensive treatments such as veneers or dental implants. Membership to a recognizable institution such as the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is an added advantage.

5. Ask questions

The most important thing to remember is to ask questions! Make a list of questions to ask before your appointment as you may forget. Good questions can be: How long will this last before it needs replacing? What guarantees do you offer?

6. Do you have experience with similar types of treatment?

A proven track record speaks volumes about a dentist. Do not be afraid to ask to see examples of similar treatments carried out by THAT dentist. If you are considering Bow Lane Dental, you can view our team page and get to know us a little better!

7. Meet the laboratory technician.

If you are considering crowns, bridge, veneers or implants ask to meet the laboratory technician that will be making your work. Cosmetic dentistry requires a true artist and for an artist to work they need to see their subject. They will want to see you to get the colour shade for your teeth and make sure your new smile matches your face, skin tone and age. We have an on-site lab here at Bow Lane Dental, where our talented technician Richard is available to discuss your wants and needs in more detail.

 

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