Have you ever wondered if you have the right dentist for you?
Your oral health plays an important role in your overall health. The right dentist can make the difference between dreading your next appointment and maybe even looking forward to it.
So that begs the question, beyond good hand-eye coordination, what should you expect from your dentist?
A great general dentist has a vast knowledge of dentistry, can quickly identify problems to administer effective treatment, and knows when to refer you to a specialist. Your dentist should stay informed on the latest advancements in technology and techniques. Don’t be afraid to ask your dentist how they stay up to date on their credentials!
Visiting the dentist can be intimidating for some. Your dentist should listen to your concerns and respond with empathy to help put you at ease.
Your dentist should be able to explain all treatments and procedures, including those that are complex, in an easy to understand way.
You should not feel like you’re at a car dealership! Your dentist should clearly explain the risks and benefits of any recommended treatments, without trying to “upsell” or talk you into unnecessary procedures.
A great dentist will ensure their office has a welcoming atmosphere. Their space is cleanly, the seats are comfortable, and most importantly, the entire team is friendly and welcoming. You should feel comfortable!
Find a dentist today and ask yourself, are they meeting all your needs?