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How to Prepare for Your Cosmetic Consultation with Your Dentist

December 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — James Nguyen @ 11:28 pm
Woman smiling at dentist

If you aren’t happy with the current state of your smile, you don’t need to settle for it. There are a variety of cosmetic solutions out there to help you achieve the pearly whites you’ve been dreaming of. The first step in the process of getting a cosmetic treatment is your consultation with your dentist. Here are some ways that you can get ready and feel more prepared for your upcoming appointment with your cosmetic dentist.

Maintain an Excellent Oral Hygiene Routine

Before you can get cosmetic work done, your mouth needs to be in optimal shape. If you are neglecting your oral hygiene now, you may develop an issue that could keep you from getting the cosmetic treatment that you are wanting. It is crucial to prioritize your oral hygiene regimen before, during, and after your procedure in order to get the timely results that you are looking for.

Prepare All of Your Questions

It is normal to have all sorts of different questions before you get a procedure of any kind. After all, you want to make informed decisions about your body. Come up with a list of questions ahead of time so you can have them organized for your consultation. This way, you won’t forget anything when you are at your appointment.

Bring Inspiration Photos

The final result of your treatment will be unique, but it is still a good idea to bring some inspiration photos to your dentist. This will give your dentist a better idea of what exactly you’re looking for. Your dentist will also be able to explain more to you about which types of cosmetic dental procedures can help you to achieve the smile of your dreams.

Think About Your Finances

Talking about money and finances isn’t always the most comfortable thing, but it is necessary when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. During the consultation, this is the time to talk about any required deposits, payment plan options, and all of the expenses that are involved in the kind of procedure that you are interested in undergoing.

Getting cosmetic treatment is very exciting, but there is some planning involved. By following the tips above to get ready for your initial consultation, you can be prepared for all there is to come. You’ll be showing off your new and improved smile in no time!

About the Author

Dr. Richard Mullens earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has completed over 1500 hours of continuing education, including continuums with the Dawson Center in St. Pete, Frank Spear, and The Piper Center. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry or to schedule an appointment at his office in Jacksonville, visit his website or call (904) 399-3163.