How to Choose a Family Dentist

Great family dentists are different things to different families though there are a few core things they all share in common. When you’re looking for a Lakeview dentist to serve the oral health needs of your family, these things will help you choose the right dentist for your family’s needs.

 

Meet the Staff and the Dentist

Choosing a dentist doesn’t have to be a lifelong commitment, but one bad experience can turn someone away from the many benefits of routine dental care. Meet the staff and the dentist and ask questions you may have before entrusting not only the beautiful smiles of your children, but also their long-term oral health to a dentist. Look for dentists that relate well to the family and that make you feel comfortable.

 

Look for Family Dentist Referrals and Testimonials

Nothing tells the tale of an outstanding family dentist better than a glowing dental reviews from satisfied customers. The more you read, the more confident you will feel about your choice of a dentist. The Internet makes it easier than ever before to find impartial reviews from satisfied customers. Does the dental practice have a great reputation on sites like Yelp, Demand Force, and ZocDoc, for instance. Take those into account, as well as any potential negative reviews when making your final decision.

 

Find Out if There is a Comprehensive List of Services

Most families prefer to find dentists that have broad practices allowing them to receive many services in one location. The average family is mostly interested in dentists that offer the following types of dental care and services:

  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Preventative Dentistry

 

Of course, this is in addition to finding a family dentist that offer specialized treatments and services you may need such as  sleep apnea or Botox TMJ treatments. You should also take a little time to explore the policy of your dentist for dental emergencies or even if your dentist can accommodate “after hours” appointments for greater convenience.

 

Check Out the Dentist Office Space

Dentists that serve the needs of children absolutely do need things designed to meet the needs of children, but they also need an office that is adult-friendly too.  Family dentists meet the needs of the entire family. That means the office needs to be built for smaller frames as well as grown up frames and needs.

 

Visit the office space to see what the dentist in question has to offer your family. From lobby accommodations to the dental chairs themselves check out the offerings and make sure it’s a practice that not only feels comfortable for the entire family, but that also meets everyone’s needs.

 

Inquire about Other Amenities

Does the family dental practice offer other amenities that offer convenience or comfort? For example, does the dentist offer online appointment scheduling? How about convenient parking only and appointments available in the evenings and weekends.

While these simple things may not feel like much, they can help you identify the perfect family dentist to meet your family’s oral health needs now and in the future.

If you’re looking for a Lakeview family dentist that offers all of these benefits and more, look no further than Smile On Dental Salon & Sleep Apnea Center. Call us today at 773-570-1630 or book an appointment online.