How can you be sure that you have the right dentist? Trusting your smile to someone is a huge responsibility and a choice that should not be taken lightly.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you’re looking for the right dental provider:
You need a provider that will listen to your needs and concerns. If that means they are impossible to reach during a dental emergency or won’t explain your treatment plan to you, you may want to consider if they have your best interest in mind?
The perfect dentist will sit down and get to know you on a personal basis, with your individual needs in mind.
A Clean Facility
Is the office clean, orderly, and up-to-date? If it appears dirty and dull in the reception area or treatment room – what will the sterilization area look like? Does the appearance of the office reflect the quality of work that is provided? A quality provider will keep their facility clean, regardless of how old it is.
The Services that You Need
If you’re looking for a family dentist but the office does not see children, then it may not be the best office for you. The type of services that you need, such as preventive, cosmetic, or periodontal, will determine whether or not the practice is a good match for your needs.
Some dentists focus on certain aspects of dental care or refer patients out for procedures that you might expect to have access to. Of course not all dentists will offer all services in their office, but look for someone that meets the majority of your day-to-day dental needs.
Visiting a dental office is a great way to see if it’s the right one for you. We invite our new patients to see us for a preventive care appointment, exam, and “try us out” to see if we are the right home for their smile. Give us a call and choose a dentist who will be your oral care partner for life.