How To Choose The Right Dentist For You And Your Family

Unfortunately while the everyday brushing and flossing of your teeth is critical to good dental hygiene, it is no replacement for a regularly scheduled dental checkup at a dental office. Regularly scheduled dental checkups are essential for keeping you and your families teeth and gums healthy. Here at Gentle Family Dentistry we understand that not everyone loves visiting the dentist, however if you follow our recommendations below, we promise you are sure to find the most amazing patient/dentist relationship that will get you excited to return visit after visit.


Steps To Find a Dentist You Can Trust:


Don’t Be Afraid To Ask Around

When you are in search of a new dental care provider, ask the people you know and trust the most to see which dentist they consistently go to. This can be a friend, family member, even a coworker! The chances are, when you ask, one of them will surely have a dentist that they know, trust, and recommend! If you are unsure about asking family or friends, check-in with your regular healthcare provider, as members of the medical community often know one another.


Look Into Your Dental Insurance

It is very important that you look into your family’s dental insurance plan. This will ensure that you are finding a dentist within your network so you do not pay more. When you look into your insurance also take a look at what it covers and what it doesn’t cover. This will allow you to get a cost estimate for common dental procedures.


Look At Reviews

Once you have a list of a few dental practice options, take it to the computer and look up their reviews. This will allow you to feel out the practice from a patient’s point of view. Take a close look at any low ratings to understand the complaint and the overall reason for the low score.


Research The Dentist

Along with looking at reviews it is important to research the dentist’s credentials. Some important things to look for are: Is the potential dentist a member of the American Dental Association? This is an important certification as all ADA members are held to high ethical standards of care. In your search  you should confirm that your potential dentist has no malpractice complaints or a record of malpractice.


In Search Of a Dentist in Maine? Visit Gentle Family Dentistry in Madison, Augusta, or Winslow Maine


At Gentle Family Dentistry, our professional family dentists have the skills and experience necessary to take care of the oral health care needs of you and your family. We are proud to provide a wide range of services including preventative care, restorative treatments, pediatric care, and emergency services to our clients. Please call our trusted team today for everything from pediatric visits for your child to annual teeth cleanings, oral cancer screenings, and much more. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you create the smile of your dreams soon!