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We know that a dentist visit probably won't make your "faves" list. But with today's advanced dental technologies, a dental visit doesn't deserve a spot on your "hate" list either. In fact, one day at a dental spa might make your impression about visiting the dentist do a complete 180. But even if you stick with the tried and true general dental office, there are easy ways to make your dentist visits better. For starters, preparing for a visit to the dentist can result in fewer surprises; parents of newborns can benefit immensely from first dental visit prep work. And for all you A types chomping at the bit, you can stay lengths ahead by learning common dental terminology and basic dental anatomy. With the resources in this section, you can become a pro at prepping for dental visits.

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Q: How can I prepare for a dentist visit?
A: It depends on the nature of your dentist visit. If you haven't had a visit to the dentist in a while, prepare to allot enough time for a full set of dental X-rays, a visual dental exam and maybe even a teeth cleaning. If you have dental insurance, make sure your dentist accepts it and inquire about co-pays beforehand. Be prepared to share your medical history with your dentist and make a list of any problems to discuss. After an exam, your dentist will present a treatment plan, and it's important to ask plenty of questions about treatment time, cost and post-treatment recovery so that you can plan accordingly. For specific dental treatments like a root canal, be sure to ask your dentist if any medications or supplements you're taking are off-limits. And if you have dental anxiety or any concerns, talk it over with your dentist. Other treatments have specific prep requirements, so be sure you follow them to a "T." 


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