Modern dental care, like most modern healthcare, can feel like an outdated car factory. And you’re not the worker, you’re the car. You get passed from one person to the next, but you never really feel that anyone is taking care of the whole you. You’re not even sure they know there’s a real you there.
But there are some places where you can break out of that model of care, where you can truly be a person. Here at the office of Dr. Pamela Marzban, we deliver dentistry with a personal touch, and it makes a real difference to our patients. Our patients get better care because we take the trouble to get to know them. Here are all the ways that a personal touch improves your dental care.
We Know More about You
Although dentists focus largely on the mouth, we know that your entire self is an interconnected system. Your health is all linked, which is why we practice holistic dentistry. The more we get to know you, the more we can appreciate how other aspects of your health impact your oral health.
Not only that, but we can understand how different aspects of your lifestyle impact your oral health. We know about your diet and any hobbies that might impact your oral health, such as weightlifting. These aren’t all things you want to tell your dentist at first. It takes time to develop a willingness to talk and be open. We understand, and we’re prepared to take the time necessary to cultivate that openness.
Once you truly open up to us, we can go beyond responding to dental problems. We can anticipate them and head them off before they happen.
We Know Your Family
We may not literally know your family. They may not be our patients, and we may never have met them. But in the course of getting to know you, we’ll naturally hear about them, and, being dentists, it’s natural that much of what we’ll hear will be related to their oral health.
This will also help us to anticipate dental problems. Genetics play a strong role in determining your body’s risk of oral disease, as well as how your body will respond to that disease. Knowing this will put us several steps ahead of potential oral health problems. Not only is prevention a lot easier than repair, it’s less expensive, too.
You Feel More Comfortable
Going to the dentist can be stressful. We know this. Unfortunately, the stress you feel can make it hard for you to get the dental care you need. And it can make your experience a lot less pleasant. Even if you’re not at the point that you need sedation dentistry just to get treatment, you might have difficulty getting numb or you might experience tension in your jaw, neck, or back. This isn’t any more fun for us than it is for you.
But over time, we know that our personal touch will make a difference. As you develop trust and openness with us, you’ll find that much of your worry just melts away. You know you’re in good hands. And you know that we truly have your best interests at heart. You won’t just know it in your head, you’ll feel it in your heart.
You’ll Do Your Part
Dentistry works best when we work as a team. When you’re in our office, we’ll do our part. But we need to know that once you leave our office, you’ll do your part, too.
So, who is more likely to make you want to do your part: people you really know and who know you, or dentists and hygienists you’ve never seen before and might never see again? Of course, you’re going to work harder for the people you know. We’ll really be a team and we’ll really work together. Again, this isn’t just something you’ll know, it’s something you’ll truly feel.
Learn the Difference Personal Dentistry Makes
Are you tired of being cranked through the dental mill? Are you ready to really be treated not just like an individual, but as a whole, unique person?
If so, then we invite you to come to our office and learn what makes us different from the dentists you’ve been working with. Please call 703-323-8200 today for an appointment at the office of Dr. Pamela Marzban.