As a dentist in Flagstaff, AZ we are dedicated to providing you with the most holistic kind of dentistry available. This means that much of our focus, like with many dentists, is on prevention. We believe that prevention allows us to work collaboratively with you to make each visit a pleasant one. Naturally when patients come to our dentist office with some kind of condition that requires medical intervention, they are seeking immediate relief. In this case, as in any, our priority is to make sure that we treat the problem that you have, as quickly and as efficiently as our extensive experience allows. Once we have helped to solve the problem that you came in for, our attention can turn to helping you improve the quality of your oral health so that you do not have to experience these kinds of dental incidents again. Giving you the tools, the information, and the resources for prevention is one of the core tenants of our philosophy as a dentist in Flagstaff, AZ. The best tool we can give you is information so that you can make better choices regarding your oral hygiene and health.
As a dentist in Flagstaff, AZ, we understand that we live in the age of information, which means you are going to get your information from one source or another. The days of our patients picking up the phone and calling us when they have a question are reduced. Instead, most of the people who have questions chose to use the internet as their source. The internet has turned into the chief provider of information which can be both a good thing and a bad thing. On one hand, we enjoy speaking with a patient who is well informed. Patients that take the time to research key elements of how to take care of their teeth tend to have fewer problems. On the other hand, the internet is a vast, and growing, vat of information. People search for millions of things from cavities to cave diving, and for every search there are a million experts providing information. When it comes to something like dental concerns, this can be confusing and often scary as you are looking for information. What you have to remember is that all the expert advice on the internet is not directed towards you, as the people writing it have no personal knowledge of your particular condition or concerns.
The truth of the matter is that there is nothing like getting your medical information directly from the source. This is true of medicine and very much true for dentistry. When you sit down with us, as your dentist in Flagstaff, AZ, we can reference your history, do a full examination, and lay to rest any unnecessary concerns that you might have. This builds your confidence and also ensures that you are not getting concerned over things that could never, and would never, affect you in any way. It is easy to read information and to become concerned that you have a major problem. The best way to deal with this is to get information online and then call our office to schedule an appointment for a dental exam. We can then provide you with specific information, treatment recommendations and solutions.