Dental Clinics of the 21st Century
Within a relatively small passage of time, dental clinics have gone from a place that simply removes tooth pain to a multifaceted place where you can get almost any treatment you need to keep your teeth healthy, clean and looking good. If you reside in Thailand, you will have seen new clinics pop up everywhere offering services that simply weren’t heard of 30 or even 20 years ago, at least not to the general public. A modern Bangkok dental clinic will almost certainly offer the services listed below if not more.
- Tooth Whitening
- Dental Implants
- Specialist Paediatric Dentistry
The services above are just mere snap shot of what a modern dental clinic can offer and if you’ve seen a Hollywood star with a perfect smile that you’ve always wanted, speak to your dentist who will probably be able to oblige.
With all the mass advertising both online and offline it is sometimes easy to lose focus on the main aspect, which is making sure your dentist is suitably qualified and experienced to meet your needs. Although many companies claim to be able to carry out certain forms of cosmetic dentistry not all of them are qualified dentists. They may not be required by law to be fully qualified dentists to carry out certain cosmetic procedures, but you can you really put your trust in them?
Dentists study for years to attain the qualifications needed and this is for good reason. Your teeth are an important asset, after all they should last a lifetime, so it makes sense to use a fully qualified dentist who takes a holistic approach to your teeth rather than someone who simply administers whitening agents or similar.
When you visit a highly regarded dental clinic in Bangkok, you will see on public display in the reception area the names, official qualifications and accreditations of all the dentists who work in the clinic. Any dental clinic that does not openly display their dentist’s credentials is worthy of further enquiries as to their professional status. Better safe than sorry!
Visiting a Dental Clinic
If you have some dental clinics in your locality you are fully entitled to go in and ask questions. Aside from checking qualifications and accreditations you can also ask about the areas of dentistry that they specialise in. You can also take a look around and check out both the equipment and the dental clinic itself. Dental clinics should be specifically designed to put patients at ease, with soft furnishings, calming colour scheme and even a water feature in some cases! It goes without saying but you should also make enquiries as to the price of specific treatments. If the price seems too good to be true you should proceed with caution as you may not get the level of treatment or service you expect. Getting different prices for different dental clinics should be enough to tell you the average price so shop around or look online in order to get a good idea and make an informed choice.