Have You Noticed There are More Women Dentists?

Not so long-ago dentistry was a male-oriented profession, but nowadays, you are just as likely to have a woman dentist. Because International Women’s Day is celebrated this month, we thought we’d look at how dentistry is changing and why more women realise it can be a fabulous career.

A Caring Profession

Dentistry is a profession where women can make a real difference to the lives of their patients. It can be more comfortable for people who are nervous or anxious about seeing a dentist to open up to a female dentist and to discuss these fears and how best to overcome them. It’s enormously rewarding too, and especially seeing someone who may have avoided the dentist for years and who now has a beautiful, healthy smile.

A Challenging Career

This is a challenging yet rewarding career because dentists will frequently push themselves to do the best for their patients. It might seem as if it would be tricky to maintain a good work life balance in such a role, but this isn’t the case. Lots of female dentists are successfully combining their career with a satisfying family life.

Did you realise newly qualified dentists are equally as likely to be female these days? In many parts of the world, more than half of clinicians aged under 35 are women.

Questions You Might Want to Ask Your Dentist

The more you know about your dental health, the more easily you can take control of it, so next time you are in the dental chair, ask your dentist these questions.

Do I Need to Improve My Dental Health?

Even if you receive a clean bill of health at your next checkup, your dentist may still have some useful suggestions about how to improve your dental health. For example, using a tongue cleaner.

Is There Anything I Can Do to Prevent Gum Disease and Tooth Decay?

These are the two most common dental diseases and can result in tooth loss or the need for costly restorative treatments. Simple suggestions could include watching your consumption of acidic or sugary foods and drinks.

Do I Need to Change My Daily Routine?

After your teeth are cleaned, your dentist or hygienist can often suggest areas for improvement such as concentrating on cleaning specific areas of your mouth, or even something as easy as changing your toothpaste.

The Secret of Having a Healthy Smile

A beautiful, healthy smile is highly desirable, and often it’s easier to achieve than you ever imagined. Follow these easy suggestions to get your own gleaming smile.

  1. A whiter smile isn’t necessarily healthy and people who overuse over-the-counter teeth whitening products can over bleach their teeth, developing oral health problems. If you do want to whiten your teeth safely, ask us how at your next appointment.
  2. There is no substitute for flossing because dental floss can reach right in between your teeth and just below the gum line when used correctly. This reduces your chances of plaque buildup, gum disease and tooth decay. Not sure how to floss? Ask us for a quick demonstration at your dental cleaning.
  3. Ignoring a persistent toothache or other mouth pain could cause more damage. Any type of discomfort is a signal that you need professional dental care. The sooner we can treat your mouth, the quicker we can resolve the problem, and it’s more likely we can save an infected and decayed tooth.
  4. Have regular checkups and dental cleanings, even if your teeth seem fine. It’s the easiest and most cost-effective way to keep your teeth looking great all the time. Most people need to visit Casey Dental every six months.