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HELP! MY SPOUSE WON'T GO TO THE DENTIST!

Sep 10 • 1 minute read

HELP! MY SPOUSE WON'T GO TO THE DENTIST!

Rest assured, this is a very common problem. Here are some tips that may help. 

Communication 
Speak with your spouse- What is the reason they won't go to the dentist? These are the most common reasons. 
-fear
-time
-trust
-money

Solutions
*fear- the first dental visit is not at all invasive - a dental exam and X-rays 
*time- most dental visits are between 45 minutes to 1 hour 
*trust-our dental professionals are highly trained and are committed to our patients. Our priority is our patients and their oral health. Our dental professionals communicate with you each step of the way. 
*money- we follow the strict fee guidelines of the ODA. After your initial exam, a treatment plan is established. At OCD. We believe in transparency. There are no hidden fees, no surprises. We have a treatment coordinator on staff to walk you through the process of your treatment plan. 

Tips
*always encourage 
*never degrade 
*let the spouse know that this is an important issue for you. 
*if you have children - spouse needs to set the example 
*give valid reasons for visiting the dentist 
- oral health directly affects general health 
-dentistry evolves constantly 
-a healthy smile gives you confidence 
-the confidence that comes with conquering fears
-early dental intervention is crucial to avoiding even larger problems in the future

Tips for appointment
-schedule dental appointments early morning
-accompany the spouse 
-inform staff that the patient is very nervous 
-reassure spouse that you have confidence in the dental professionals
Let spouse know you are proud of them for taking this important step to good oral and overall general heath !

At OCD. We will do everything we can to alleviate any concerns our patients have with their visit. 
Our commitment to our patients is unsurpassed. At OCD, we truly believe that we are partners in your oral health. You do your part, with regular dental visits and proper oral hygiene at home. We will do our part in providing you with exceptional, professional dental care. We will work together for one goal. Your optimum oral health!

Call us today. 


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