Health & Medical Dental & Oral

What do you look for in a dentist?

Don't feel bad if you're currently between dentists. Maybe you've moved to a new city or your dentist has retired. Many people fall out of the habit of proactive dental care. The important thing is that you're looking for one now. Hopefully you've been brushing, flossing, and watching your sugar intake during your dental sabbatical.

Have you thought about some criteria for your new dentist?


Most people want to find a dentist near their home or work and this is something that we definitely encourage. You're more likely to make your appointments and follow-ups if it's easy for your schedule. If you're really engaging with your dental care and following their orders for your daily maintenance, then you'll be able to easily fit your checkup into a lunch break- they won't need to spend too much time removing plaque!


Do you have any special dental needs? Some people grew up without fluoridated water or a regular dental care routine and need some restorative dental work. Others may have a history of gum disease or delayed orthodontia. You can find a dentist that specializes in the type of dentistry that you need. If you are taking the steps to get dental care then you should find the most-appropriate care for your individual needs.


Do you work irregular hours or have obligations that prevent you from making appointments at what some consider to be normal times? You're not alone and more dentists are aware of this than ever. You can find a dentist that opens early, stays open late, or is open on weekends. We just learned of a dentist in Indiana who is open 24 hours per day!


Do you have children? We know that it's difficult to orient them to dental visits. We also know that the right dentist can actually make it fun for them. We'd like to encourage you to find a dentist that specializes in children so that you can set your kids off on a lifetime of good oral care with minimal resistance.


Have you got a gender preference for your new dentist? We believe that people should receive their dental care in the most comfortable environment possible.


More dentists than ever have multi-lingual capabilities. Communication is key for good dental health!


If you check out the Dental Optimizer's Best Dentist Finder then you can find a dentist that meets your criteria in each of these categories!!/

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