It’s one thing to take some time to reflect honestly on your own smile care needs, areas that you could improve, and visits you should really set up soon with our Virginia Beach, VA practice. It’s quite another (and possibly a much more challenging or touchy topic) when you’re trying to figure out how to help your spouse make some improvements! What can you do, you wonder, and what are some good things to mention if your goal is to be compelling yet compassionate? While each case is unique, of course, your Virginia Beach dentist has some thoughtful suggestions that may help.
Discuss Bad Breath
You may feel a little bad bringing it up but one thing is for sure: Your spouse would probably prefer to learn right now, rather than later, that you are on the receiving end of his or her bad breath! If this is a problem, this is also a simple way to remind your spouse that it’s time to schedule a dental checkup and cleaning. Yucky breath often signifies a need for a cleaning, the presence of a problem like a cavity, dry mouth, or other issues. So, this somewhat uncomfortable but important detail, when shared with your significant other, can lead to a visit with us and the inspiration your spouse needs to get back on track with smile care!
Explain That Care Today Impacts Future Smile Health
Since we only live in the current moment, it’s often very easy to dismiss dental care or to insist that we will get around to improving tomorrow. Unfortunately, eventually, the future catches up with us! You may want to gently remind your spouse that this is true for all patients and that this is something you have learned about smile care from our team: Taking care of your oral health today strongly impacts what your smile will be like in the future. The sooner you get started, the better!
Schedule Visits For The Same Time Block
Some patients have spouses who deal with dental anxiety, which plays into the reason it is difficult for them to keep up with the dental care they otherwise feel strongly about practicing. Remember that it may help to schedule a dental checkup and cleaning back-to-back, so you can sit with your spouse as moral support and be there to drive home. Keep in mind that sometimes, it is the simple stuff that will help those around you feel much more optimistic about protecting their own smiles, reminds your Virginia Beach dentist.
Bring Your Family In For Care
Don’t overlook the fact that our practice offers comprehensive, compassionate care for the whole family! Receive the cosmetic, preventive, and restorative care your smiles need for success! Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach and all surrounding communities.