Explaining the Importance of Dental Cleanings to Patients

Explaining the Importance of Dental Cleanings to Patients


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While the importance of regular dental cleanings may be common sense for us as dental professionals, it may not be so clear for patients. Here’s some tips on explaining the importance of cleanings to your patients.

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Identifying the Disconnect



Many people know that they should attend the dentist regularly for professional cleanings, but they may not be sure why. This lack of knowledge can sometimes lead to avoiding or pushing off dental appointments for a later time

Helping your patients understand why it is important to attend their cleaning appointments can have a massive impact on their dedication to keeping up with their oral health. It’s important that your patients understand the following:

Helping your patients understand why it is important to attend their cleaning appointments can have a massive impact on their dedication to keeping up with their oral health. It’s important that your patients understand the following:

  • Regular cleanings help prevent or manage gum disease
  • During cleaning appointments, the hygienist and dentist check the teeth for signs of damage or decay that may prove to be an issue
  • Cleaning appointments are also used as a time to check the mouth for signs of cancer. Early detection is key in successful treatment
  • Proper home care is important, but it’s crucial to attend professional hygiene appointments as well
  • Regularly and properly caring for your teeth is the best way to avoid costly dental procedures in the future, saving you money in the long run

How DentiCalc Can Help



DentiCalc is an immersive and intelligent mobile application that provides dentists with the resources they need to ensure that their patients are fully educated about the treatment they need.

With DentiCalc, you have the ability to make use of a massive library of informative images and videos to help your patient understand why it’s important for them to regularly attend their dental cleaning appointments.

Choose from images and videos to give visual aids to your treatment presentation, illustrating to your patient what conditions may arise from failing to follow through with their dental cleanings. For many people, being able to see the direct implications of poor oral care can truly put things into perspective. This can make a world of difference in your patient’s motivation for maintaining their oral health.


Explaining the Importance of Dental Cleanings to Patients

Personal Experience



During my years spent working as the head dental assistant in a bustling dental office, I had plenty of experiences in which the use of DentiCalc would have significantly benefited both myself as well as my patient.

In many cases, my doctor and I would have to spend a considerable amount of time sitting down with patients to explain why it was that their dental cleanings were so important. We would spend time researching online for photos of tooth decay and gum disease, and we would sometimes have the patient hold a mirror in their hand to look inside their mouth with us.

Had we had the option of using DentiCalc, the explanation process would have been extremely simple, allowing us to ensure that our patients completely understood the importance of dental cleanings. It would also allow us to spend less time doing consultations, allowing us to begin working with our patient sooner.

An investment in DentiCalc essentially means an investment in the comfort and confidence of your patients.

DentiCalc was created for dental professionals like you to help break the barriers between dentist and patient.

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