MOMI MUSINGS on finding the right dental clinic partner
The nonstop nagging
This mother always believes in preventive care. But despite my constant reminder, our kids do not see the problem early on, saying those reminders are mostly a mother’s nagging ways to insist on things. But what they don’t understand is that dismissing something important may mean ending up with more significant health issues. And in the case of not regularly brushing their teeth would mean more massive dental bills later on.
So a week before the start of classes, we headed to the Affinity Dental Clinics to take advantage of the preventive care they offer. Though raining, we spent our morning there to make sure the boys’ oral health is okay. We also aim to catch problems before they arise, rather than waste resources to fix the problem we missed by not finding time to visit the dentist in the first place.
The big change
This mother is happy with the result of their visit. Upon returning home and the day after that, and even in the following days that come, I saw a significant change in the boys’ oral practices. They spend real time brushing their teeth. They have included oral hygiene as part of their lifestyle. A big thanks to the Affinity Dental Clinics’ dentists. My boys learned from these professionals about proper oral hygiene techniques like brushing and flossing to keep the mouth clean.
There is nothing too serious about the three boys’ teeth. The dentists mentioned to me that among the three boys, only one needs dental filling. The other two need to brush and floss their teeth regularly to avoid cavity buildup.
The take-home knowledge
On our way to the house, my 12-year-old gave us a quick lecture about oral health care. He told us that not giving much importance to oral health may lead to gum disease and tooth decay.
Our teeth, according to our Big Bunso, naturally build up plaque. If not removed, the plaque can go underneath the gums and cause disease. There are reports that gum disease is linked to the increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. It can also lead to the loss of tooth because the bacteria in plaque use the sugar in our food to produce acid that eats away the tooth enamel.
Another common dental disease is tooth decay. A small cavity if not given notice at first may turn to a large pit and become a big problem over time. More than the pain and swelling, it can lead to loss of tooth if not correctly managed.
The positive attitude
Just this morning, my Second Son approached me and asked me when we are going back to the Affinity Dental Clinics. I like it that he was able to develop a positive attitude towards dental visits.
His dentist mentioned to him he needs to return for his tooth filling. More than the caring and gentle approach to make him comfortable, his dentist was able to explain to him the what and why such services are needed. I told my boy I would call for an appointment. And I am just so happy that he has the initiative to follow up on his mom.
The great impact
Which leads me to think, his dentist has such an enormous effect on him. It helps, too, that the dental clinic has created such a good impression on kids for them to request for another visit.
Affinity Dental Clinics, for one, has been able to create a positive impression on my boys. It has invested in its modern dental care facilities and customer service amenities. For one, its receiving area spells comfort, convenience, and elegance. Each dental room is equipped with state of the art dental care facilities and modern day conveniences. The rooms also utilize modern design elements in warm and inviting tones, creating a calming environment for the patients as they arrive. The clinic in Makati even has an under the sea themed kiddie room to make their kid patients at home.
The highest Quality Dental Care
As I called for another appointment, I further learned that Affinity Dental Clinics provides multi-specialty services from the primary treatments to more complex procedures. Just a few of its services are Oral Surgery, Dental Implants, Orthodontic Braces and Retainers, TMJ treatment, Cosmetic Dental Treatments, and Root Canal Therapy.
I may not understand those complex procedures, but one thing is sure, for me, Affinity Dental Clinics delivers the highest quality dental care. Not because of its elegant look or its strategic location. But because they have dentists that genuinely care for their patients. These professionals have the convincing power to instill good oral hygiene to children. Plus, as my three boys describe, it helps, too, that a dental clinic has stylish yet functional rooms that come with its own big TV screen with access to Netflix.
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