Brought to you by Dr. Alan Neal - Neal Family Dental - FAMILY DENTISTRY INSIDER -
Trust between a dentist and his or her patients is vital to maintaining a good relationship. At Neal Family Dental, we understand that some patients may be anxious, even afraid of visiting the dentist. Our entire team is dedicated to providing a relaxed, positive environment during your visit. To help make your experience as positive as possible, follow these steps before each visit: Show up 10 minutes early with brushed teeth. Eat your normal meals throughout the day, and wear comfortable clothes. Schedule your appointments early, if possible; your coping skills are fully charged in the morning and you're better able to handle any stress you may be feeling. Bring a typed list of medications, or bring the bottles of your prescriptions and medical conditions. Also, take your medications per your prescription; usually, there are not any interactions with local anesthetics (aka Novocaine or Lidocaine). Make yourself at home! Get comfortable, feel free to nap, and we'll wake you up when we're done--.you would be surprised how many patients fall asleep in the chair week at our office! Let your provider know up front what parts of the dental treatment we can make better. Periodically change out your toothbrushes. Yes, we give you a free toothbrush every 6 months, but they are supposed to be replaced every 8 to 10 weeks, to maximize your brushing. Call ahead if you have any new issues or changes in your mouth. Don't wait for your 6 month cleaning; any problems may become more challenging (and expensive) with more time.
Neal Family Dental
333 NW 3rd Ave, Canby, OR 97013