Are you looking for a new dentist? Maybe you’ve moved, are new to the country or are simply looking to upgrade. Regardless of the reason for your search, finding a dentist that you trust is the only acceptable outcome. After all, this is the person who will be responsible for you and your family’s oral health, so make sure you choose correctly. Unfortunately, finding the right dentist for you isn’t always as easy as it sounds, which is why we’re giving you our best advice to help you find the right one.
Before we get into helping you find a great dentist, we want to reiterate why you really need to take your time to make your decision. We won’t state the obvious, like “You need professional dental care to have good oral health”, instead you should just think about it like this – your dentist has a lot of responsibility, so you’ll want someone who you can see regularly and establish a relationship with. Having a rapport with your dentist means that they will have a better picture of your oral health, your home care routines and will be familiar with your medical history. This will help in identifying problems and potential treatment options as well as helping you feel a lot more comfortable with someone you know, especially if your family’s oral care is at stake too.
There’s lots of other reasons you need a good dentist but then you’d be reading all day, so instead, let’s move onto the section about how to find a new dentist.
The easiest way to go about finding a new dentist is to make a list (like the sample below) that outlines your requirements and things you need (or want) from your new dentist.
Remember, the dentist and dental staff are there for your health. To ensure you’re getting the best care you should be an active participant during your appointments and consults so you can make the correct, informed decisions.
Now that you have a list of criteria your new dentist should meet, you need to go about actually finding some dentists. There are lots of ways you can go about this, as outlined below:
Finding the right dentist for you is paramount to your continued oral health and overall well-being. Your dentist is someone who you should be seeing regularly (at least twice a year) because at home dental care just doesn’t cut it. This isn’t a decision that should be taken lightly, so do your homework and make an informed decision.
Please contact us for all inquiries or to book an appointment with one of our convenient clinic locations. We look forward to hearing from you.