What to Look for in a Family Dentist

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The American Dental Association recommends you have a checkup every six months. Since you’ll be seeing your dentist often, it makes sense to find one that you have confidence in. Here’s a quick checklist for choosing one.

1.       Do You Feel Comfortable?

Between 5 and 8 percent of people avoid going altogether because they are afraid. If you are one of them, you probably don’t have the right one. Choose one where the staff is friendly and helpful. You should feel at ease, not tense.

2.       Is the Dentist Knowledgeable?

Every person who is licensed should know how to perform basic procedures, but do you feel like he or she is good at them? If you don’t have confidence in the work being done, move on.

3.       Is It Convenient?

Everyone is busy and it can be difficult to make time for an appointment. Find a professional with office hours that will work for your schedule.

4.       Is the Office Neat?

A clean and orderly waiting area is usually indicative of the way the treatment bays will be. If it doesn’t feel right to you, don’t worry about hurting anyone’s feelings: walk away.

5.       Is the Dentist on Your Health Plan?

Most dentists are on several health plans, but to avoid an expensive surprise, ask beforehand if your visit will be covered.

Knowing that you will have a positive experience can make it easier to get there. To learn more about choosing the best family dentist in Raleigh, please visit this website.

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