How to Master Mixed Messages When it Comes to Your Mouth

How to Master Mixed Messages When it Comes to Your Mouth

These days, consumers are endlessly bombarded with advertising messages everywhere they go, messages promising to do this and that, promising “unheard of” prices, promising, promising, promising.  As a consumer, it’s become more and more challenging to sort through the overload of information to figure out what’s actually of benefit to them, and what‘s “for real“, especially as it seems that we are constantly on-the-go, with time being an extremely precious commodity.


Of course, with some purchasing decisions, such as chewing gum (we trust you’ll go sugar-free!) or which song to download from iTunes, the investment is minimal, so if you’re not ultimately satisfied with your decision, it’s really a drop in the bucket (most of the time). More substantial purchasing decisions, for example those related to your oral health, do require an increasingly larger amount of forethought and consideration. After all, you want to be sure that the outcome meets your expectations in terms of quality and function, and that your investment is in line with it as well. Throw this into the mix with all of the mixed media messages, and well, it can be a pretty mixed up situation! So, how does a patient even begin to sort through all of this, without going crazy doing so?  It’s often helpful to seek a dentist that:

  • Believes in the importance of lifelong learning through continuing education. Doctors Jon and Valle Rischer are the only cosmetic dentists in Columbia, Missouri that have (and continue to receive) training from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). LVI is recognized as a leader in post-graduate dental training where dentists from around the world come to learn from very experienced mentors in their field. At LVI, they have learned not only the technical skills to perform complex cosmetic dental procedures, but also the subtle details that make teeth look beautiful.
  • Utilizes the best dental technology, dental labs, and techniques available. By doing so at Dentistry by Design, we offer the optimal combination of reduced appointment times for patients, comfort during appointments, and precision to provide high-quality, natural, and long-lasting restorations.
  • Has extensive experience with the procedures that they perform.  Visiting a dentist’s before and after gallery is a great way to view examples of the functional artistry available by a dentist. Both Dr. Jon Rischer and Dr. Valle Rischer have helped numerous patients with a wide variety of general, cosmetic, and neuromuscular dental issues.
  • Others have seen and trust.  The Internet has made it even easier to find out what “others are saying” about a particular dentist, which is a great testament to the level of care and service provided by a dental team. Patients have been gracious enough to leave reviews about the Dentistry by Design team on sites such as Google.

With so many choices available for patients, it is not unheard of for a so-called dental “price war” to exist.  It makes sense that providing the best that dentistry has to offer naturally results in a more substantial investment for patients. In terms of quality and service, though, there’s no comparison, and we will remain unsurpassed–we strive each and every day to make sure of this…and from what we’ve heard, our patients agree!


General and cosmetic dentists Jon and Valle Rischer of Dentistry by Design are committed to the highest levels of patient care and service, and welcome new patients. If you live in the Columbia, Missouri area and would like to know more about the services available, please contact our team today to set up your appointment.



State required disclaimer: Cosmetic dentistry and tooth whitening are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA and require no specific educational training to advertise these services. Dr. Jon Rischer and Dr. Valle Rischer are General Dentists.