Book your 2015 dental check-up at Brilliant Dental Care

Posted by Default Admin on 5 January 2015


It’s that time of year again!  It’s likely that the last thing on your busy schedule is visiting the dentist as this can be a stressful experience for some people.

Many patients can become anxious as their appointment time draws nearer because they are wondering if they will be given the all clear at their check-up.  No one wants to find out that there is something wrong with their teeth, which means more visits and expense.

Here are some tips on how you can prepare for your first 2015 dental check-up:

Have you been following your dentist’s advice?

Try and remember the last conversation you had with your dentist about flossing and brushing.  Have you been following the advice you were given?  If you haven’t, there’s no excuse.  Start today as it’s never too late to change your dental routine.

The best way to maintain oral hygiene is to brush, floss and rinse with mouthwash twice a day.  This will help to prevent bacteria from forming and keep your mouth fresh.  Also remember to brush and floss before going for your appointment.

Whenever you feel like skipping your tooth brushing, think about your next dental appointment and you might then think twice, especially if you need a filling or two.

Pick a suitable day and time

Try and pick a suitable day and time that you are likely to be more relaxed.  You don’t want to pick an appointment where you have to rush off to work, or to pick the kids up.  If you have dental anxiety issues, try some deep breathing exercises or a natural remedy to relieve stress and worry such as Kalms.

Brilliant Dental Care’s Principal Dentist, Ruth Morris, has been dealing with anxious patients throughout her career and understands that some people have a genuine fear of visiting the dentist. She is extremely skilled at putting them at their ease.

She says that the best way to make patients feel at ease is to openly communicate, explaining each stage of any treatment and listening to how the patient feels, what their needs are and what makes them anxious.  “The aim is to set the patient at ease and to make their visit as stress free as possible.”

Arrive early

Make sure you arrive in plenty of time so that you can compose yourself and feel more relaxed. Rushing in will only add to any anxieties you may have and if you are late or miss your appointment you will also make other patients late.The earlier you arrive, the more relaxed you will be.

If you haven’t yet booked your 2015 dental check-up book here or call 01443 237 500.