The Case for Quality: Why You Don’t Shop for a Dentist Just Anywhere

  • By StarBrite Dental
  • 18 Dec, 2015

There are many areas in your life where it’s smart to comparison shop for the best deal so you can zero in on the lowest price for the item you want. This is great if you’re looking for a smartphone or family sedan, but dentistry should never fall into this category. This is one of a select number of areas in your life where an investment in high quality care will provide an excellent return on that investment for the rest of your life.

Why is this?

When you’re investing in dental care, you’re buying a service, not a product. This is something that is often missed. It isn’t true that all dental care is the same everywhere. In fact, this very often isn’t the case. It isn’t even always the fact that one dentist is better than another. It’s that that they actually do the treatment differently, using different techniques and procedures.

There are several different types of fillings which can be used. There are different grades of materials. There are different techniques available. Because of this, all dentists aren’t even doing the exact same treatment. Yes, they all used standard and approved techniques. However, you’re simply not always comparing apples to apples.

This isn’t the same as checking if Amazon has a lower price on a laptop than Best Buy. Dentistry is a highly customized service—and one that can have a profound effect on your future health.

At StarBrite Dental, we believe in the highest quality of dental care possible. The fact is that we don’t just do an “acceptable” job. We want to do what’s best for your long-term health.

Here are some of the benefits of investing in quality dental care:

1. An excellent dentist will make dental care as tolerable and comfortable for you as possible.
Many people suffer apprehension to a greater or lesser degree when considering dental care. A highly competent dentist will not only provide excellent oral care but will also take steps to make you as comfortable as possible. When your experiences are tolerable or even pleasant, you won’t delay needed care in the future. That’s important.

2. Because your permanent teeth are the only teeth you will ever have, it’s vital to keep them healthy.
This isn’t a situation where you can just buy a new car if your old one breaks. You have to keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime, as they’re the only ones you’ll ever have. There is an enormous amount of technology involved in caring for your teeth in order to avoid severe conditions like abscesses, gum disease or tooth loss. An investment in the highest level of dental care pays off in spades in less dental problems in the future—which means less cost in the long run and a happier life.

3. The health of your teeth and gums has a definite impact on your overall health.
The world-famous Mayo Clinic has called oral health “a window to your overall health.” Infections in your mouth can make it harder to fight off disease and may affect your heart, memory and even fertility. Your teeth aren’t separate from the rest of the body. A healthy mouth helps make a healthy body overall—which is the best investment you can make. It’s far better to do the right thing for your teeth now, so that you don’t have to deal with problems later.

4. Choosing excellent dental care means you will receive an exact recommendation of care needed to keep your teeth both healthy and beautiful.
There are multiple ways to skin a cat, as the saying goes. By way of example, if you have a tooth that needs to be removed, you can simply have it extracted and let it go at that…or you can replace it with an implant. What’s the difference? Frankly, a lot. When a tooth is removed, the other teeth around it start to shift position because they’re no longer being held in their proper places. This leads to alignment problems later in life. Additionally, if you extract enough teeth, you will actually start to lose bone in your jaws, which leads to a whole new set of problems. Both treatments are considered “proper” dental treatments, but a replacement implant will always lead to far better health benefits than simply leaving a hole after extracting a tooth.

At StarBrite Dental, our mission is to provide you with the highest quality dental treatments. We are looking to help you achieve a lifetime of oral health.

If you’ve had treatment recommended to you in the past that you haven’t completed yet, we invite you into our office for a complementary evaluation. We’ll take a fresh look at the situation and let you know what we recommend. Delaying dental care can result in more extensive treatments and more expense. Call our office at   (301) 377-2186   to schedule an appointment.

References:
http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/83/9/editorial30905html/en/ http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/dental/art-20047475 http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Dental/ways-poor-dental-care-makes-sick/story?id=15402772



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