So many people seem to have trouble with finding a good dentist so we thought we’d write an article giving you as much information as we can about the question you ought to ask and how to go about finding the best dentist in your area.
Our top tips to finding a good dentist are:
Asking friends and family is probably the best method to find a local dentist. You can usually trust friends and family to give you an honest appraisal and feedback about the services they have received from their dentist, here are some suggested questions you could ask your friends and family:
As with many things nowadays, 3.5 billion people per day make some form of search query on Google… It’s the way we find many things in today’s modern and connected world. The simplest thing to type is ” dentist <<location>>”, for example ” Dentist Exeter” .
When you find a dental practice that you think you may be interested in this is what you should look out for:
If you’re looking for a brand-new dentist then it might not be a good idea to ask your existing one, however if you are looking for someone to help with a specific treatment, for example teeth whitening and if your existing dentist doesn’t offer this service then they will be often more than happy to refer to another dental practice which can help. You would then visit this new dentist for your chosen treatment and then return back to your initial dentist once treatment is complete.
Aggregator websites in other industries are extremely popular, ‘compare the market.com’ is one of the most well-known. As yet this type of aggregator website is not particularly prevalent in dentistry however review websites are gaining momentum.
Google particularly is extremely good at collating reviews, so it’s worth taking a look through the dental practice you are thinking of visiting and seeing how many reviews they actually have.
You will often find that health professionals in the local area will work together as a team to ensure you stay fit and healthy. Many dentists are in regular touch with local general practitioners if patients have particular allergies or problems which they feel may not have a dental cause. Similarly, patients may also visit a general practitioner who may then feel that symptoms may indicate a dental problem, headaches are a classic example of this.
Finding a good dentist will inevitably be a combination of all the above techniques, search on Google, ask friends and family and then once you have found the dentist ask them the range of questions in order to discover if they are right for you. Be honest, be open and don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you need.
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