We believe that starting the new year with a trip to the dentist is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Unfortunately according to a recent poll, approximately one third of American adults choose not to see a dentist at all. For some finances are an issue, others are terrified of the chair, and the last group does not understand what a large role oral health plays in the overall health of your body. For people seeking to become patients, choosing a dentist can also be an overwhelming challenge. With so many dentists in the Melbourne, Florida area, how is a person to choose? At Artistic Touch Dentistry we believe that a strong, family-like bond is tantamount to a beneficial dental check up and a lasting relationship. When you visit our dental practice for the first time we work to welcome you to the family, educate you on the importance of oral health, and to treat any dental illness you may have.
What Makes A Great Dentist?
It’s not hard to find a good dentist in Melbourne, Florida. Good dentists are adept at diagnosing dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease, and treating them with fillings, crowns, dental implants, planing and scaling, and antibiotics. They will be able to treat your ailment, often lecture you on flossing, and have you out the door and on with your life in a timely fashion. In a busy world, good dentists are important. They allow for a quick schedule, prompt appointment, and immediate treatment. But, when people have an experience with a great dentist, their lives are forever changed for the better.
A great dentist diagnoses and treats dental ailments to be sure, but their service goes beyond a cavity filling or the placement of a dental implant. A great dentist makes you feel comfortable, and learns about your dental habits. Dr. Brazdo understands that dental decay does not “just happen” and seeks to understand a bit about your lifestyle, your attitudes on oral hygiene, and how you practice it at home. She wants to know how often you visit the dentist and what your reasoning for that is. Great dentists understand that knowing why a person does what they do, and how they view their oral health, can help her to encourage the formation of healthy habits along the way. Creating trust and understanding without lectures and judgement makes a patient feel confident in their ability to change their lives for the better and improve their oral health.
Another thing a great dentist does is educate her patients. As they say, knowledge is power and that power can improve a patient’s quality of life exponentially. Instead of telling a patient to floss more Dr. Brazdo learns why a patient avoids flossing. Maybe they don’t know how to do it, maybe they don’t like seeing blood in the sink, maybe they think it’s no big deal. She informs them about how bacteria stick to their teeth and along with eroding enamel they weaken the immune system. Eventually these bacteria can penetrate the bloodstream and can begin to wreak havoc on the rest of the body. She will cite studies that have found S. mutans – the bacteria responsible for tooth decay and periodontal disease – in the coronary arteries of cardiovascular disease patients, and in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. She never lectures only educates. A great dentist also gives her patients the tools they need to be successful with their dental hygiene at home. This is more than just sending a patient home with a fancy, new toothbrush and travel-sized floss, this is teaching them how to properly use that toothbrush, how to make it to two minutes twice daily, and how to floss so that you are making an impact on your oral health and eradicating bacteria from in between your teeth. She will teach you how to prevent dental decay and oral disease, and ensure you have the confidence to go home and look forward to it.
The First Visit
It is an immediate feeling of family and care that you feel when you enter a great dental practice. You are greeted with warmth, regarded with respect, and thoroughly cared for as you take your place in the chair. At Artistic Touch Dentistry we ensure that our patients are comfortable, and can provide everything from blankets to noise-cancelling headphones to achieve that end. We want to make sure you are happy and excited receive impeccable oral care. Once she begins her exam, Dr. Brazdo will check and clean each and every one of your teeth to make sure they are all healthy, she will inspect your gingival tissues as well. She asks all the questions a great dentist would and will be able to treat any ailments you may have.
At this Melbourne, Florida dental practice we want your first visit to inspire many more. Dr. Brazdo has worked hard to become a great dentist and wants to welcome you to her practice. If you are seeking a dentist who will teach you how to take charge of your oral health while providing gentle, comprehensive care look no further than Artistic Touch Dentistry. Call and schedule your first appointment today!