Hi Dr Warren here from Lifestyle Smiles, I caught up with my some high school friends over the weekend, and one of the girls is thinking about going to Thailand for a holiday, plus getting her teeth done at the same time and ask my opinions. So I thought I’ll make a video sharing with you what I shared with her just in case you are thinking of the same thing.
Being a cosmetic dentist here in Melbourne, surprisingly, we actually fix a lot of cases from these dental holidays, so let me take you through the pros and cons of a dental holiday.
Quality of Work Around the World Is Different
Sometimes you can do all the due diligence in the whole world, but you just don’t know what you don’t know. One thing is for sure, just the same as it’s very hard to find a really good accountant or a really good lawyer, finding a really good dentist that you can trust, is no different.
A lot can be potentially attributed to the way they look after their teeth, their diet, their habits, their oral hygiene routines or the lack of it, their immune system and many, many other factors. As a dentist, if we don’t successfully control these risk factors and rush in to fix all the teeth within a few days, what are your chances of long term success?
If I take your teeth out today, your bone will not heal in 1 day. So if you try to rush things and take short cuts to complete the treatment in a just few days because you have a flight to catch next week. What are your chances of long term success?
Costs to Fix It
So I hope this video gave you a few things to consider if you are thinking about a dental holiday. If you are looking at upgrading your smile, we do have a complimentary smile consultation, why don’t you direct message us on social media, call us on (03) 9593-1811, or fill in the enquiry form on our website, and we will be in touch to organise a time for you.
See you at the next video!
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