• Karolena Serratos

Open Dialogue with Service Provider


We have all heard having healthy teeth has a direct link with developing the right habits of brushing, flossing, mouthwash, and even tongue brushing on a regular basis. One of the best ways to maximize dental health is to have a continuous open dialogue with your dentist at a minimum of once per year.

I recently switched to a new dentist because my former one I had an attitude of fixing versus maintaining. Despite not having a cavity over the last 5 years, I was not necessarily unhappy with the services, but rather with the lack of proactive dialogue. I felt as if I was pulling teeth to receive insight on my dental health. Sure some people, I am confident do not really care if one particular spot in the mouth was taking longer to clean and would not think to ask what can ‘I do at home to make it better’.

So after having done some research I found one right around the corner from my home with glowing reviews. I decided to try him out. I have to report that I have recently discovered there is actually a wrong way to brush one’s teeth front bottom teeth. And I am grateful to my new dentist for teaching an even more effective and the proper way to brush them.

The best part of this whole experience is that the open dialogue has allowed me to be even more proactive with my dental health. We had this discussion not because I had a problem but because my new dentist wanted to avoid a problem.

This was a profound moment for me. I realized that Professional Auto Care’s Service Smart was not entirely unique. There are other industries where small business owners who genuinely want their clients to succeed with their ‘x’ goals (in my case dental hygiene) and in turn they will spread the word.

The moral of this post, find an auto repair shop you not only come to like and trust, but be sure to entertain the open dialogue concept. You may pick up a few helpful tips that can save you big in the long run!

Thank you for Dr. Maaskant for keeping my smile beautiful.


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