11 Dec 2011

Choosing the Perfect Dentist

First dentist visit should be done as soon as a person's first tooth erupts and this is followed by a twice a year visit for general teeth checkups and cleaning. That being said, the next thing you'll have to take into consideration is choosing the dentist which suits you. Here are several things that you may want to consider when choosing a dentist:

Choose a dentist whose clinic hours coincide with your day off or after work hours and whose clinic is near your office or home. It would be easy for you not to miss your dentist appointments. You may also want to take into consideration the parking space if you're driving a car because you may waste a lot of time just looking for a place to park.

Dental services could be really expensive. Before making your choice, make sure that your dentist accepts your insurance, he offers multiple payment options such as payment plans or credit cars, and he can provide referrals to specialists if ever your insurance plan requires. And cheap doesn't always guarantee bad service. Try surveying various dental clinic and ask for the patients opinion on the quality of their service.

Never avail the services of unlicensed dentists; it's not only illegal but it's also dangerous. Make sure that your dentist is a board-qualified dentist and has undergone several dental trainings. Your dentist office should be able to provide you all the necessary proofs that you'll need or if you want to investigate discretely, you may obtain information from your local dental society or your insurance provider.

Never forget to rate your dentist according to his/her performance. Always ask yourself if you had a great time on your dental check-up, or whether the dentist or the staff are being polite courteous to their clients, gives out the necessary information that the patient should know. And other practice that will measure his/her professionalism.

The most important thing when choosing a dentist is whether you feel comfortable with him/her. Does your dentist explain his assessment in the manner which you can understand (no medical terms)? Does he acknowledge your concerns? Do feel comfortable telling him/her if you are in pain and expressing your anxiety? Do feel comfortable asking questions? These are important cues that will tell you whether he is the dentist that's right for you.

Toby Montana is an article writer and a professional dentist who provides tips and reviews on knowing how to choose the perfect dentist near your area. If you wish to learn more about Toowoomba Dentist and Toby's other review please visit his site Toowoomba Dentist


  1. You should also prefer a doctor whose office is easily accessible from where you live. A dental clinic that is located a short distance from your house is important if you need frequent visits or in need of an emergency. You must also inquire about the dentist’s emergency policies. You might want to know what would happen in a case where your tooth is knocked off at night or over the weekends.

    Darcy Losh

  2. In choosing a dentist, it is also always helpful to know how he/she approaches preventive dentistry. This could very well tell you if the services and care he/she offers are genuine. It is easy to be comfortable with a person whom you know has your best interests at heart.

    Ted Grimmer

  3. It is good to opt for a dentist who continues his/her studies by keeping up to date with the latest innovations and methods. Ask if the dentist goes to seminars and workshops to keep his/her skills and knowledge at the top of the line.

    - Landon Heath