I have often noticed that many people came to see me at the laboratory so that I can advise them on a good dentist, that I give them the address and the phone number of a good dentist. I fully understand this approach.
After all, leaving the health of your mouth and teething to an unknown person is a delicate situation. It is important to feel confident with your dentist and to be reassured about his skills. The stakes are high and people must be suspicious.
Moreover, people who are satisfied with their dentist often keep it for a long time. I will give you some common sense tips to help you choose a good dentist.
1- Word of mouth:
A simple and safe way to choose a good dentist is simply to ask around you, your family, your colleagues, your friends, if they can advise you a good address.
Ask your coworkers, friends, family, neighbors, what they think about their dentist, and if they would recommend it to you. What are the arguments they put forward to convince you that their dentist is good.
The main advantage is that these people are already on the dentist’s chair that they advise you, they have already tested for you somehow. They will be able to tell you if their treatment was painful, if prostheses were expensive, if they are good, if his dentist takes emergencies, etc…
A second advantage is that you will be able to see the aesthetic result of the dentist’s work, and thus to be able to evaluate his skills. But be careful, I advise you to look at the prostheses of people who have had them for some time (minimum 5 years). This will eliminate problems that may occur over time.
2- Ask your pharmacist:
You must have a pharmacist in your neighborhood that you will see regularly. Since dentists prescribe prescriptions, pharmacists are able to advise you because they know them all.
As a result, their reputation is known in pharmacy. A disgruntled customer often moans when he finds himself at his pharmacist, listens attentively and ready to listen to all the troubles of his customers.
3- The yellow pages:
Again, distrust, if you use the yellow pages! Like any profession, too much aggressive advertising is usually synonymous with a quantitative policy, but not necessarily quality work. A dentist who looks for customers at all costs puts the quantity before quality.
You have a limited budget, do not opt for these dental clinics that pass enticing ads and claim to be equipped with the latest technology. Placing ads and modern equipment are expensive, so they write off that investment on their rates.
4- The last useful tips:
– A good way to select a dentist is to look at the equipment of your clinic. Modern equipment gives more comfort to patients (chair, anesthesia, milling, radio …)
Select dentists who take emergencies and are more available for their patients. It can happen to you a toothache at any time, a tooth that breaks … One is never safe from this kind of incidents, but one never thinks, until the day when that you really happen.
You will be happy that day to meet your dentist. Is he reachable at home? Can you have your personal mobile number? Ask them these questions and take the answers into consideration when making your choice. Here is Dental Perfection, they’re dedicated to help patients, and you can ask them for emergency dentist here.