Preparing for your dental appointment

Whether you’re visiting your dentist for a semi-annual check-up, or addressing a specific dental concern, heading out to a dental office can be a daunting task for many people. One of the easiest ways to ensure that your dental appointment runs smoothly is by simply preparing ahead of time. Whether you are a new or existing patient, keep these tips in mind when preparing for your next appointment:

New patient – If you are a new patient at a particular dental practice, be sure to have your medical history and personal details at hand. If you are visiting Corne Smith Dentistry in Newlands Cape Town, you can fill your medical history and personal details in on our online patient information form.

Clean up – It is wise to brush and floss your teeth before your dental appointment, as this gives you the confidence to open wide. However, don’t brush or floss too hard because your gums could become irritated, leading to discomfort.

Prepare any personal information: Be prepared to fill out a form providing your medical history, insurance policy, or any changes to your health.

Bring any questions or dental concerns with you: Prior to your appointment, make a note to mention any dental concerns or questions you may have. Be prepared to discuss any pain, soreness, or sensitivity that you may be experiencing. This is also a good time to bring awareness to any anxiety or fear that you may be having. Many dentists offer forms of sedation dentistry, or simply, know how to care for those with dental anxiety.

With these simple steps, you will ensure that your next dental appointment will be more efficient and comfortable. If you are in the Cape Town area, contact a dentist in Claremont to schedule an appointment at a practice that strives to provide you with the best possible dental care in a friendly and relaxed environment.