Breakups can be awkward and dentistry is no exception. But sometimes a clean break is exactly what you need to give your teeth the care they deserve.
So to help you avoid the same messy split you and your college sweetheart went through, we put together a few tips on how to break up with your dentist:
Obtain Your Dental Records:
If you’ve recently gotten x-rays at your old dentist or they have records that might be useful for your new dentist, your top priority should be to obtain a copy of your dental records. Access to these records provides the new dentist with valuable health history and treatment info. And, it may also allow you to skip what can be costly procedures such as getting a new, full set of x-rays, as there may already be a recent set on file.
Patients can have their records sent directly to the new dentist or to themselves. We suggest calling your old dentist or email their office to avoid having to face your ex directly.
Finding a New Dentist:
There are several resources available when searching for a dentist but at Opencare we are biased towards our own. Before choosing a new dentist, we suggest doing your research to figure out a few things:
Insurance: The biggest headache that comes from finding a new dentist is whether they are in-network. Luckily at Opencare, we collect your insurance information so that you only get recommended in-network providers.
Reviews: Do your own research on the dentist and see what others are saying about them. Review sites, such as Google and Yelp can be a helpful indicator as to how the experience will be. We actually aggregate reviews directly from these sites and combine them with our own to make your life easier.
We’re also proud to only work with the top rated 10% of dentists in your area based on these reviews so that we don’t send you to a sub-par dentist.
Availability: As you might remember with your ex, finding time to see each other can be painful and feel like a waste of time. Make sure that your dentist has time for you, when you are free to see THEM.
Opencare has calendar integrations with all of our dentists so you can see their calendars and book a time that fits your schedule.
The Perks: Where’s the fun in having a partner without the perks?
These days, dentists offer awesome amenities such as Netflix, beverages, massage chairs, you name it! Your mouth is important and it should be treated to a 5-star experience whenever its time to visit a dentist. Make sure when you are looking for a new dentist not to compromise on what’s important to you in the relationship.
So remember, breakup quickly and go find yourself someone that deserves YOU!
Your mouth is special and should be treated like it 🙂