What To Consider When Choosing A New Dentist

While everyone knows they have to go to the dentist, sometimes it is the most tedious of tasks, especially when you have to find a new dentist.

When that time comes to choose your next dentist, the first thing you do is ask around. You ask your co-workers, neighbors, friends and family for advice. That’s because one of the most important factors in choosing a new dentist is reputation. For some reason, when it comes to dentists, just searching online isn’t enough. That’s because going to the dentist isn’t like going to a restaurant; if you end up not liking it or if your children have a bad experience it could affect them for a long time to come. That’s why at Designing Smiles we take pride in the fact that we take special steps to make all of our patients, young and old, as comfortable as possible.

Reputation is not the only thing to consider when choosing a new dentist; the variety of services offered and technology used is also key. When you are looking for a new dentist, you want to be able to go to the same office for a crown that you go to for your routine check ups; you want a familiar face, someone that knows you. Being comfortable is the most important thing. It is also important for your dentist to be up to date on the latest technologies so you are receiving the best care possible. New advances in checking for oral cancer, faster digital x-rays and other technologies can also make your visit more comfortable.There are also advantages to going to a private practice versus a huge corporate chain. While both are more than qualified, you can find something at a private practice that you won’t be able to find with a huge chain, a dentist that is genuinely interested in you. Private dentists are interested in the community and seem to have a bit more time and interest in getting to know you and your family. If both were equally qualified, most people would choose the private practice for the extra care.

Convenience is also one thing everyone looks for. Trying to schedule an appointment shouldn’t be a long drawn out process, it should be quick and easy. Your check up shouldn’t take hours, it should be a routine event that you don’t dread every six months. From easy online appointment scheduling to digital x-rays, Designing Smiles makes this task as easy as possible.

Here at Designing Smiles, we would love to be the dental provider for you and your family because we know what really matters to you.