Feeling comfortable with your dentist is so important. You’re trusting someone to take care of your health, therefore you should always feel confident in your doctor. There are so many factors that go into choosing the right dentist. Luckily, there are action steps you can take that will help you along the process. Let’s go through some of the basics when choosing a good dentist.
What are your needs?
When finding a good dentist, you need to consider what your dental needs are. Why are you going to the dentist? Do you need annual cleanings? Are you interested in cosmetic dentistry? Do you have a dental emergency? The reasons are endless, but you need to determine your wants and needs. This will allow you to focus on finding dental offices that specialize in exactly what you are looking for. At Philadelphia Dentistry, we specialize in cosmetic dentistry, preventive dentistry, general dentistry, and restorative dentistry. We have all the bases covered!
Ask people you trust for referrals.
Think about your friends, family, and co-workers. Who has a nice smile? The next time you are with them, ask them about their dentist. If they have all good things to say about their dental experiences, you are on the right track for finding your dentist. Our office offers “Care to Share” cards for all of our patients. These cards make it easy for our patients to share their experiences with us to all of their friends and family.
Get a referral from your physician.
Ask your doctor or local pharmacist what dentist they would recommend. It is understood that these medical professionals have investigated all the dentists in the area. This means that they would be a good source for referrals.
Check out online reviews.
Start by searching “dentists near me.” Once you do this, a huge list of dentists in the area will appear. Click on the review tabs and read through patient recommendations to hear about different experiences. This will help answer some questions you might have or even eliminate some potential offices off your list. Philadelphia Dentistry is rated 4.9 stars on Facebook, 4.8 stars on Google, 4 stars on Yelp. We take our patient’s reviews very seriously and always try to improve based on feedback.
Surf their websites.
Checking out a dental office’s website will answer a lot of questions. Most websites include information about services, costs, insurance, etc. The best websites will even include video testimonials and before/after photos from real patients. Sometimes seeing the results of a dental office can help you make the best decision. You can see all of our results, information, and services here on our website. You can also check us out on social media @phillydentistry on Instagram, @PhiladelphiaDentistry on Facebook, and @DrKenCirkaDMD on Twitter!