There are so many factors that go into finding the best family dentist. It is not only important for you and your family to have beautiful teeth, but you also need to work with a dentist that can help your family manage their oral health. Oral health is essential for both you and your children, so regular visits to the dentists are essential.

You need to make sure you and your children feel comfortable at the dentist. Finding a family dentist means you are working with someone you trust.

Insurance

Your dentist needs to accept your insurance. If you are looking into someone who does not accept it, then you may want to look elsewhere. Dental procedures can be quite expensive, so picking a dentist who works with your insurance will bring the cost down tremendously.

Credentials

All dentists within the United States have attended a dental school, graduate, and then pass multiple exams. You can look on the website of most dentists and see their credentials.

They should also feel fine to answer questions regarding their credentials such as:

  • Where did you obtain your education?
  • How long have you been in practice?
  • Do you keep up with continuing dental education?

You should also be sure to check if there are multiple dentists in one office. If this is the case you can ask for all their credentials and make sure they are all at the same level. You also might want to find out if they treat children and teens as well as adults. Some dentists do not work with young children, and this is an important detail.

What Services Are You Looking For?

If your kids are going to require orthodontics, such as braces, then you will need to take this into consideration as well. Kids often require fillings, cleanings, and other routine services.

Will this dentist be able to provide you with all the care you need? If not, be sure to confirm that they are willing to refer you to someone who can. It is preferable if you can go to someone who will be able to provide for all of your family members, and for all of the services they require. It will save you not only time but possibly money as well.

Fears and Phobias

Many children and adults alike suffer from fear of the dentist. This can be anything from simple fear of the dentist to the specific tools that they use. Especially if you are bringing your children in, it is very important that you find someone willing to work with these phobias.

Find a dentist who offers special services such as movies, sedation, or other relaxation methods. All dentists should offer some form of soothing services and should care to help your family if they suffer from this.

Most important of all, Family Dentists should be able to serve the needs of you and your family. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, cleaning, or appointment for anyone in your family.