20 May

What to Look for When Choosing a Dentist

Are you looking for a new dentist? Whether you’re looking for a long-term dentist or a dentist to address immediate problems, it is a good idea to do some research before settling on a dental provider. Here are some things you should look for when choosing a dentist, especially for the long-term.

Gentleness

You should choose a dentist that is going to be gentle and try to cause the least amount of pain as possible. While dental work can never be guaranteed to be completely without pain or discomfort, a good dentist will be able to make you as comfortable as possible. Bedside manner and general attitude during examination is a good indicator of this.

Ethical and Reasonably Priced

Dental work, in general, can be very costly, but some dentists try to really gouge their customers and get them to pay outrageous prices. Ask your dentist for a list of prices for the work you need done and check around to make sure that they are reasonable for the industry. Some dentists will also tell you that you need dental work that may not be completely necessary, simply to pad your bill. A good way to avoid these problems is to go to a dentist that comes highly recommended, either by someone you know or through online reviews.

Will Educate Without Belittling

Your at-home dental care is just as important as what happens at the dentist, maybe even more so. If you have any questions about your dental care, you should be able to talk to your dentist about what you should be doing to protect your oral health. Some dentists are willing to educate patients but treat them as inferior. A good dentist will be happy to impart information with a pleasant attitude.

If you are looking for a new dentist, contact us today to schedule an initial examination and appointment.

Dr. Obrochta