Finding a good dentist can be quite overwhelming but is essential to overall health. How do you know if you’re picking the right one? There are some important factors to take into consideration when making your decision. Here are three things to look for when choosing your dentist or orthodontist.
- Reviews and Recommendations
When you are thinking about how to find a good dentist you might find other patient experiences helpful. Search for reviews online and ask friends and family for recommendations. If you are moving away, ask your current dentist if they can suggest someone. You can also ask your local medical professionals such as your pharmacist or doctor if they can advise you on who is good in your area.
- Insurance Coverage
It is important when searching for a dentist to check that they accept your insurance provider. If you don’t have insurance, then will they accept you and do they have payment plans if you need them?
At West Coast Dental, we accept all forms of insurance including HMO, PPO, Indemnity, Denti-Cal and many more. You can find a full list on our Financing and Insurance Payment Options page. If you need to spread the cost of your treatment we use CareCredit Health. This flexible program allows you to can pay over time.
- Types of Treatments
Two big questions you need to ask when looking for a dentist are: Do they provide the types of treatments you need and are they specialized in any areas? If you are just looking for general maintenance such as checkups and cleanings, then you will probably have a lot of options available to you. If you need more specialized treatment, then you may need to look a little harder.
We’re Here for You at West Coast Dental
There are a lot of reasons you may be in the market for a new dentist. Perhaps you’ve recently moved, you had a bad experience elsewhere, or you’ve simply resolved that now is the time to properly care for your teeth. No matter your circumstances, it can be difficult to find a good one.
You can visit the dentist beforehand, to see if you are comfortable with them and to see if it’s a good fit. It’s a good idea to ask questions when you are there. A good dentist will be more than happy to answer them. Don’t rush your decision if you don’t have to and trust that if you’re doing your research, you’ll find the perfect fit.
West Coast Dental is here to make the process easier. We are highly skilled and certified. We want you to have a stress-free visit and feel relaxed and happy throughout your time in the office with us. You can schedule an appointment online, call or text us at 888-329-8111. We offer same-day appointments to suit your schedule. We even offer 10% off of your treatment during your first visit.
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