Send in Your Selfie to the Dentist

young girl having her dental check up

Visiting the dentist in Sydney CBD doesn’t have to be difficult. Busy city workers may find it hard to fit a dental check-up into their packed schedule, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Many a dentist in Sydney CBD recognises the time pressures their patients are under. This is why, at practices such as Spa Dental Sydney CBD, people can now have a consultation via email or Skype. And while there is, of course, no substitute for seeing the dentist in Sydney CBD in person, so they can get a really good look at what’s happening with the teeth and gums and take x-rays, sending in a selfie by email, or showing the smile on Skype, can answer a few basic questions.

With a close up of the upper and lower arches of the teeth, the dentist in Sydney CBD can see whether a patient is a good candidate for cosmetic braces, such as Invisalign, spot signs of tooth decay and gum disease, and check out stains to see if teeth whitening might be an option. It’s certain a good first port of call for the busy.

And it’s also helpful for another group of patients: those who are scared to visit the dentist in Sydney CBD. For nervous patients, sitting in the dentist’s chair, can bring on feelings of anxiety, shortness of breath, increased heart rate and blood pressure and even a panic attack for some. Chances are, if someone feels this way about visiting the dentist in Sydney CBD, they won’t have been to see one for a while, making it more likely they will need work done, meaning they will feel even more anxious about their dental visit.

For these patients, a first introduction to their dentist in the comfort of their own home or office can help to ease the nerves and calm the mind. Often the sights, sounds and smells of the dental clinic can set off the uncomfortable feelings, so an initial consultation without those triggers can only be of benefit. It also gives the dentist the opportunity to run through treatment options and explain other ways in which nervous patients can be helped to make it through any procedure they need.