Finding A Dentist

Visiting the dentist on a regular basis is important for the oral health of the entire family. Offices like Park Slope Family Dentistry can provide care for both adults and children. This is sometimes a benefit so that children can see what happens during a dental visit before getting the teeth cleaned and examined.

There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to finding a dentist for the family. Ask if the office will submit an insurance claim or if you need to complete the paperwork. You also need to find out if the office will accept payments or if there is any kind of insurance that the office offers for those who aren’t covered.

Talk to the dentist before making a decision to allow the office to treat your family. All members should be comfortable with the dentist and the staff. If you have any concerns about the office and the work that is provided, then it’s best to look for another dentist. You might have to look outside of your city to find an office that you like. Ask friends and family about the dentist they visit as they will likely give an honest review compared to some of the reviews that you might read online.

Make sure the office is located in an area that is convenient to get to either from home, work or school. You don’t want to travel to an area where you don’t plan on visiting just to see the dentist. You can usually find an office near a school or near other medical offices, making it easy to combine appointments if you or your children see a doctor in the same area.

Talk to the staff about any promotions for new patients or if there are any ways that the dentist shows appreciation for current patients, such as discounts on treatments or a monthly drawing for a prize. This shows that the office cares about the patients who visit, ensuring that they have the proper dental care to keep the mouth healthy while developing a relationship with each person.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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According to Mayoclinic.com:

Body dysmorphic disorder is a type of chronic mental illness in which you can’t stop thinking about a flaw with your appearance — a flaw that is either minor or imagined. But to you, your appearance seems so shameful that you don’t want to be seen by anyone. Body dysmorphic disorder has sometimes been called “imagined ugliness.” Also called  dysmorphophobia, the fear of having a deformity.

I first heard and known about this serious mental illness many years ago while watching Oprah on TV. One of her guest is a women who suffers from this condition and it was already disturbing because she can’t seem to be satisfied with her looks like that she underwent numerous plastic and reconstructive surgeries already. She’s too obsessed on her physical appearance and she always find flaws in her herself.

BDD sufferers think that they are so ugly and look like a monster when they look themselves in the mirror.  They have deep obsession about how they look. They often withdraw themselves from people but for some surgery is the only solution to make them beautiful. As a result, they become addicted to plastic surgery too.  So sad to know that this condition really happens.

Some sufferers can start when they are still kids who are often told that they are not pretty or handsome and that they are worthless.